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Why a DIY Home Security System Might Not Be for You

Feb 20, 2017|

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While shopping around for a new system, I quickly discovered a DIY home security system just wasn’t for me.

Sure, the price point was enticing, but my father always taught me that you get what you pay for. Turns out that is even truer when it comes to electronics. Have you ever owned a cheap computer? Saving money is rarely worth the hassle.

Trust me, it’s difficult as a grown man and father to admit it, but DIY was not my first choice.

You might be like me. Maybe a DIY home security system isn’t right for you. Here’s a short list of why DIY wasn’t for me.

Expert advice ensures you’re covered

I’m not a home security expert. I’m not a DIY aficionado. Why would I try to piece together my own home security system?

When I was making the final decision on which security solution was best for my home, I focused on one factor: which system is going to keep my wife and kids safe.

I’m not confident enough in my DIY skills to bet my family’s safety on it.

In the end, I had to go with a system installed by experts. I’m happy I did, once the security pro was in my home he had lots of insights into protecting my home I had never thought of.

Installing an entire system is hard

Like any man fighting off old age, I love to work with my hands.

I know how to use tools and spent several summers fixing up my beloved Chevy pickup when I was in high school. No matter how good I am with my hands, I have to admit I’m not great at setting up electronics.

I spent several hours trying to mount and setup my new TV just a few months ago. That only had two cords. DIY home security systems have tons of parts that all need to be communicating with one another.

I’m not positive, but it sounds like a bit too much for me to handle.

Your DIY home security system may be left out of the IoT

The Internet of Things is the next big space for technology.

The idea is that all our technology will be connected, giving us greater control of everything around us. The problem with a DIY home security system is you might be left out of the Internet of Things.

Once everyone and everything is connected, you’ll either have to upgrade your entire security system, or find a way to link each part to the internet. Of course, you could always just leave your home unconnected, but where is the fun in that?

Talk to a security expert about what system works best for your home. Call the team at Vivint today.

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