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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into a DIY home security system in Evanston that seems ready to go immediately. But then you’re depending on your handiwork and programming skills, and your innate talent to put the right device in right spot. Some homeowners can install a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s those that would make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in Evanston or a smart home system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What can you look forward to when using a DIY security system in Evanston?

The main draw with a DIY security package is that it’s easy to get singular components one at a time. You can begin with a single sensor or security camera, and then add components in a piecemeal fashion from a slew of different companies. Depending on what component you use, setup can seem easy and a few updated systems may sync with your smart speaker.

Below are some other pros of a DIY home security system in Evanston:

  • Getting single alarms and cameras can save you money upfront.

  • You can customize the system a little at a time and with competing brands.

  • A nice solution for people that just want a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are easy to put in, provided that you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security has a few issues:

  • A DIY home security system could be obsolete faster than a professional security package.

  • When you use different brands they may not “talk” in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to know the perfect configuration for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and upkeep. Troubleshooting over the phone can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY security system might not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Evanston

While a DIY system might look like a nice solution, there are pros to getting your security system set up by a pro. For example, you're able to get a more robust system when you use someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to have high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Learn just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Evanston

  • You receive a complete security system designed around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and health emergencies with one central system using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guessing out about where to install devices.

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

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras will work without issue before your installer leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is broken, simply contact Vivint to fix it.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes with every alarm.

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There might be installation fees.

  • You have to use their components and Vivint App.

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a monthly charge.

So is it best to try a professionally installed home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you enjoy scouring the web for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may work well for you. However, if you need a comprehensive system that easily syncs motion sensors, security cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you want features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, you should stick with a pro.

The best professionally installed security system in Evanston is from Vivint

Once you decide to purchase a expertly installed home security system in Evanston, go ahead and call (847) 925-7636. Your Vivint professional will personalize the perfect home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to begin.