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DIY Home Security Systems In Port St. Lucie Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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Like other homeowners, you may get lured into using a DIY home security system in Port St. Lucie. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your innate talent to hang the right device in perfect spot. Some tinkerers can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that can make the security system a hot mess.

If only we asked ourselves ahead of time what was better: a DIY home security system in Port St. Lucie or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What should you look forward to with a DIY security system in Port St. Lucie?

The main draw with a DIY security package is that you're able to get singular devices one at a time. You can start with a single sensor or security camera, and then add components one by one from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, setup can be simple and some updated packages will sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other pros of a DIY home security system in Port St. Lucie:

  • Getting single alarms and cameras might be cheaper.

  • You can build the system slowly over time and from different companies.

  • Perfect for people that need a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are simple to configure, if you know where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security has plenty of cons:

  • A DIY home security system may be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security package.

  • If you mix and match product brands they may not “talk” in concert or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to know the correct spots for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

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

  • Your out-of-the-box security system may not have round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Port St. Lucie

While a DIY security system might feel like the perfect way to go, there are reasons to consider having your home security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to get a more robust system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to have high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn a few other pros for a professionally installedresidential security system in Port St. Lucie

  • You receive a full security system built for your home and security needs.

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

  • The expert installer will take the guessing out about where to install alarms and cameras.

  • You're not hindered by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all components operate perfectly before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is broken, it’s easy to contact Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of your initial package.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You’re limited to using their equipment and mobile app.

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

So should you go with a professional home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If you only want one or two security products and you like browsing the internet for product comparisons and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system could work well for you. But, if you’d like a full security system that easily links motion detectors, security cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint smart home system. It’s also wise to use Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, you should use the pros.

The best expertly installed security system in Port St. Lucie comes from Vivint

Once you decide to get a expertly installed security system in Port St. Lucie, make sure to phone (772) 257-4553. Your Vivint professional will personalize the ideal home security system that meets your home’s needs. Contact Vivint today or fill out the form below to get started.