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How to Find a Competent Home Security System Installer Near You

Dec 22, 2022|

Whether you want to safeguard your property, allow remote access to your home, or automate parts of your everyday life, smart home security systems can add safety and convenience.

However, not all security systems are the same, and choosing a competent home security system that’s professionally installed can save you time and money over the years.

This guide discusses the main factors to consider when choosing a home security system installer, like experience and coverage area. Keep reading to find out more.

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Do you need a home security system installer?

Once you’ve decided to invest in a smart home security system, the next question you need to answer is: DIY or professional installation?

Which option you choose depends on several factors, including security system complexity, technology experience, budget, and time.

Generally speaking, wireless systems are easier to install since they don’t require cables or drilling. However, if troubleshooting and fiddling with smart devices isn’t your cup of tea, professional installation can save you from the hurdles of the DIY route.

Here are some benefits of a professionally installed security system:

  • Integration with other Wi-Fi devices and voice assistants: A professional installer can ensure your home security system works seamlessly with other smart devices, such as smart locks, motion sensors, and voice assistants like Alexa.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your home security system is properly set up can give you much-needed peace of mind. For example, Vivint’s smart home security cameras use Smart Deter technology to proactively prevent unwanted visitors and burglars.
  • Maximum functionality: Apart from installing your device, Vivint’s Smart Home Pros can provide guidance to make the most out of your smart home.
  • Less effort and time investment: Professional installation can eliminate the headache of DIY. Our Smart Home Pros can get your devices up and running in around three hours.
  • Full home automation: With the assistance of a control panel, professional installation can help guarantee home automation. For example, you can program your system to turn on the lights as you enter your home or switch off the thermostat at a particular time.

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What to consider when finding a home security system installer

From coverage area to experience and trustworthiness, it’s important to consider several factors when choosing a home security system installer.

Let’s look at some in more depth:

Coverage area

It goes without saying that you must first find a professional installer that works in your area. Recommendations from friends, neighbors, and colleagues can go a long way in finding a reputable and competent installer.

If you’re investing in a Vivint home security system, our Smart Home Pros can install everything for you. Our licensed team of Smart Home Pros covers a wide array of locations across the U.S. — from Alaska to Florida.


Experience is another important factor when choosing a competent security system installer.

Apart from setup and installation, a professional installer should understand your security needs in detail and provide tailored advice to help you get the most out of your smart home.

That said, our Smart Home Pros don’t leave until you know how to use the system and can take advantage of its features and integrations. Plus, they’re happy to answer any questions.


Ask for licenses and certifications when hiring a professional installer.

Certified installers, like Vivint’s Smart Home Pros, will follow any necessary health protocols and do all they can to protect you and your household during and after installation.

Steer clear of unlicensed security system installers so you don’t risk a malfunctioning system or, worse, a voided warranty.


Thanks to technology, checking the trustworthiness and credibility of a professional installer is as easy as browsing the web.

Organizations like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) provide an objective view of a company or professional based on people’s past experiences. Pay attention to the following when reading reviews online:

  • Overall star rating: Businesses are usually assigned a star rating based on customers’ overall experience. Ideally, look for a professional installer with a high rating.
  • Customer service: How does the company respond to reviews, both positive and negative? In the case of negative reviews, does the company offer solutions that show they care about the customer experience?
  • Date: Check review dates to avoid reading outdated or irrelevant reviews. Just like humans evolve over time, so do companies.
Vivint Smart Home Pro installing a motion sensor.

How much does home security installation cost?

A professionally installed home security system can bring safety and comfort to your home. If you’ve decided to install a smart home security system, you might be wondering how much it’ll cost.

Here are some factors to consider when estimating the cost of your home security installation:

  • Type of home security system: Each security system comes with a different set of costs. For example, wireless security systems have a simpler installation and typically cost less than wired systems.
  • Number of devices: The total installation cost will also depend on the number of devices you plan to install. Surveillance cameras, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire alarms, motion detectors, and smart thermostats are just some of the devices a home security professional can help install.
  • Complexity: Professional installers can customize your smart home according to your needs. So, you may want to estimate an additional amount in the case of a complex security system with multiple devices and advanced integrations.

If you’re ready to learn more about the cost of home security systems, contact our Smart Home Pros for a tailored quote.

Do some home security systems come with installation services?

If you prefer to avoid the frustration that comes with DIY installation, professional home security system installation can be the way to go.

Some home security companies, like Vivint, offer installation services with the purchase of a home security system.

If you’re interested in extra protection, you can opt for additional security services like 24/7 monitoring services.

Vivint installer showing a customer how to work their system.

Professional installation is included with Vivint home security systems

Vivint’s certified Smart Home Pros are always ready to help you set up your home security system and show you how to use all your smart home devices.

Our licensed professionals understand that every home is different. They’ll hear your concerns and answer any questions you might have — from connecting your devices with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to using the Vivint app and the Vivint Smart Hub.

About Vivint Smart Home Pros

Smart Home Pros are certified and licensed team members with years of experience. They guide our customers through everything they need to know about home security systems.

Whether you’ve decided to invest in a home security system or have questions about our home security solutions, our Smart Home Pros are here to help. Call now at 855.822.1220 for a free quote.

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