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

February 19, 2021
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A Medford DIY home security system can look like the right option. But that means you’re relying on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your capability to hang the right device in perfect spot. A handful of homeowners can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that can make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves ahead of time what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Medford or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in Medford?

One of the benefits of a DIY home security solution is that you're able to purchase singular alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can begin with a single alarm or camera, and then slip in other equipment one by one from different companies. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can seem easy and some updated packages can easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Medford:

  • Purchasing one-off components might cost less.

  • You can design the system a little at a time and from competing companies.

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

  • Some DIY security components are easy to install, if you have a plan for where they should go.

Be aware that DIY security has plenty of issues:

  • A DIY home security system could become outdated faster than a professionally installed security package.

  • When you mix brands they might not “talk” with each other or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to decide on the best placement for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and maintenance. Online or phone troubleshooting can be frustrating.

  • Your out-of-the-box security system might not have professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Medford

While a DIY security system might seem like the perfect option, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to have a more robust system when you go with a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to get professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

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

  • You receive a complete security system installed for your family and security needs.

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

  • The installer will take the guessing out about where to hang components.

  • You don’t have to fall back on your own handiness or tech skills.

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

  • If something breaks on sensor, camera or alarm, just call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are some cons for a residential security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There may be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint App.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring includes a small monthly charge.

So should you try a Vivint home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you want is one or two components and you enjoy scouring the internet for product comparisons and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might work well for you. But, if you want a complete system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a complete smart home, just stick with a pro.

The best expertly installed home security system in Medford comes from Vivint

Once you make your choice to use a expertly installed security system in Medford, make sure to call (541) 697-3284. Your Vivint professional will personalize the perfect system that meets your family’s needs. Contact Vivint today or send in the form below to get started.