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

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get lured into installing a DIY home security system in Mesa that seems ready to go immediately. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your ability to hang the right device in just the right spot. Some people can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s some of us that would make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves ahead of time what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Mesa or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

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

One of the benefits of a DIY home security package is that you're able to buy individual components over time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add devices in a piecemeal fashion from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you pick, setup can seem easy and some updated systems may sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Mesa:

  • Purchasing single components may be cheaper.

  • You can add alarms and cameras over time and from competing companies.

  • Perfect for people that just want a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are an easy install, if you understand where to place them.

Realize that DIY security does come with some issues:

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

  • Individual components might not work together or link to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are responsible for installation, repair, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become a frustration.

  • Your DIY security system may not have round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in Mesa

While a DIY system may appear to be the ideal option, there are benefits to having your security system professionally installed. For example, you can get a more comprehensive system when you go with a company like Vivint. Not only can you have professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Mesa

  • You get a full security system designed around your family and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies with one central system using the Vivint App.

  • The installer will know right where to install components.

  • You're not limited by your own handiwork or computer skills.

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

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is broken, you can contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes with your initial package.

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

  • There may be installation fees.

  • You can only use their devices and mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a reoccurring payment.

So is it best to try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you want is one or two security products and you enjoy looking on the internet for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might work well for you. But, if you're looking for a robust system that seamlessly integrates motion detectors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint smart home system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just hire a pro.

The best expertly installed security system in Mesa is from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a professionally installed home security system in Mesa, make sure to contact (480) 568-6350. Your Vivint professional will customize the perfect home security system that meets your needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get a free quote.