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DIY Home Security Systems In Boulder Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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Like many homeowners, you may get lured into using a DIY home security system in Boulder. But then you’re relying on your handiness and programming skills, and your innate talent to install the right device in perfect spot. A few people can install a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s some of us that would make the security system a hot mess.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we started, what was preferable: a DIY home security system in Boulder or a security system that’s professionally installed by Vivint?

What could you expect when you install a DIY security system in Boulder?

One of the benefits of a DIY security system is that you're able to purchase singular alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can begin your collection with a single alarm or camera, and then add devices piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem easy and some updated systems can work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Boulder:

  • Getting one-off alarms and cameras can initially save you money.

  • Devices can be added slowly over time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for people that need a paired-down system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security devices are easy to install, provided that you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Be aware that DIY security includes some drawbacks:

  • A DIY residential security system might rely on old tech longer than a professional security system.

  • When you mix and match brands they might not work in concert or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to decide on the correct places for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and upkeep. Talking with customer service can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY system may not include professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Boulder

While a DIY security system may appear to be the right option, there are pros to having your home security system professionally installed. For example, it’s easy to install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to get professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other pros for a professionally installed home security system in Boulder

  • You get a robust security system built around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies through one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your Vivint rep will know the ideal spots to place alarms and cameras.

  • You won’t have to rely on your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras will work perfectly before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is broken, just call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There might be installation costs.

  • You can only use their devices and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring includes a monthly charge.

So is it best to do a professional home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two components and you like looking on the web for technical specifications and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you need a full security system that easily links motion sensors, cameras, and smart locks, you should look into a Vivint smart home system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you want services like monitored smoke detectors, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, you should hire a reputable company.

The perfect expertly installed security system in Boulder is from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a expertly installed home security system in Boulder, go ahead and phone (720) 807-9203. Your Vivint agent will personalize the perfect home security system that meets your home’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get started.