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The Importance of Professional Security System Installation for Your Home or Business

Jun 06, 2023|

You’ve decided to invest in a security system for your home or business, researched different security companies, and chosen specific devices.

But hold on; there's more to it than that. One important factor to consider is the installation process. Should you try to do it yourself, or leave it to the professionals?

DIY installation may seem like a viable option to save some money, but have you considered the risks? You must consider equipment damage, improper setup, and security gaps, to name a few.

Not to mention the time and effort you will spend trying to figure out the installation process.

Thankfully, there’s another way. Choose a professional installation service, and a team of experts will handle everything for you—from unpacking and testing your security equipment to installing it in optimal locations.

Not convinced yet? Keep reading to discover why leaving home security system installation to the pros is often the smarter choice.

Vivint installer putting a Doorbell Camera Pro on a customer's home.

DIY vs. professional security system installation: Which is best?

When it comes to home security system installation, many homeowners opt for the DIY route to save money.

Although it might sound like a good idea initially, doing it yourself (and praying that it works) can actually cost you more money in the long run.

Incorrect wiring, misplaced security devices, and equipment damage are all common risks that can turn your DIY project into a disaster.

The reality is that installing a security system requires more than just good intentions and a few YouTube tutorials.

That’s why hiring a professional to install your home security system is a smarter choice. Not only do they have the necessary skills and experience, but they also have the tools and equipment needed to do the job right the first time.

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How much does it cost to install a security system?

Generally speaking, the installation fee for a home security system costs around $120 to $600, but it could be more or less depending on several factors.

Home size, system complexity, and number of devices all affect the installation cost. You must also consider whether you’re installing a wired system or wireless system.

With Vivint, your security package includes professional installation. This means you don't have to worry about any additional or surprise installation fees after you've purchased your system.

You may also opt for additional security services, such as professional monitoring, which has a monthly monitoring fee. Every Vivint system comes with professional monitoring so you know that your home is protected around the clock.

With 24/7 monitoring, you’ll worry less knowing Vivint professionals are ready to respond if anything happens to or in your home. If we can’t reach you, we will send first responders immediately.

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5 reasons to opt for professional security system installation

Whether you’re installing a new home security system or just adding a new device, professional installation can be a great choice for many reasons.

1. Your security system will work when needed

Having a professional install your home security system gives you peace of mind knowing it is installed correctly and will work when you need it most.

For example, a properly installed system will sound an alarm and alert you immediately after a break-in, giving you valuable time to take action and protect your family and property.

When you purchase a system from a reputable security provider like Vivint, you can trust that trained and certified professionals will complete the installation.

Our Smart Home Pros will ensure the system is set up correctly and check that all devices, including motion sensors, video surveillance cameras, and alarms, are working properly.

2. You save the time (and headaches) of installing your security system

Having a professional install your home security system means you don't have to spend an entire weekend watching tutorials, fiddling with wires, and troubleshooting.

Instead, you can relax and let the professionals take care of it. Our Smart Home Pros have the knowledge, experience, and tools to complete the job correctly and quickly (around three hours, to be more precise).

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what previous customer William says about Vivint installation:

Vivint came to my house today to install a complete system, including two camera pros, a doorbell camera, 13 window sensors, three door sensors, a smoke CO2 relay, a garage door switch, a camera storage device, and a system hub panel. The installer did a great job and went out of his way to hide all wiring and overcome any obstacles he came upon. This was a 1st-class install and greatly appreciated.


3. You don’t risk breaking components during installation

No big surprise here: Installing a security camera system is more complex than plugging in a few cameras and pressing the power switch.

In fact, home security system installation involves technical aspects, such as wiring, networking, and integrating the system with your WiFi network and other devices.

Without technical knowledge, inexperienced installers run the risk of breaking components during installation (which can be costly to replace).

There’s also the frustration of waiting for replacement parts to arrive and the potential security vulnerability in the meantime.

The lesson here is that installing a home security system yourself may seem like a good idea initially, but it could end up costing you more than just money.

And yes, this is true even for the most skilled DIYers.

4. All components are correctly linked together

If having all components linked and working seamlessly isn’t a big enough reason to opt for professional installation, what is?

Unlike the DIY route, where you may find yourself buried in instruction manuals or waiting on hold for technical support, a professional installer knows the ins and outs of security technology to get the job done right.

The Smart Home Pros at Vivint will install everything and ensure your smart home security system works seamlessly with other devices, such as outdoor cameras, smart locks, smoke detectors, and thermostats.

Additionally, our team will customize your system around your security needs and preferences to offer you and your family a seamless smart home automation experience.

Here are some real-life examples:

  • Want to turn on the lights using your voice? Our pros will set up your system to work with your home’s smart speakers, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
  • Need to check on your home while on vacation? Our team will configure remote access to your security cameras for self-monitoring.
  • Concerned about answering your door without leaving the sofa? No problem; our professional installers will set up a video doorbell at the front door.

5. The installation professional will thoroughly explain how to use your new security system

Leaving the best for last, our Smart Home Pros at Vivint go above and beyond just installing your system.

They will take the time to walk you through every aspect of the system and explain how it works, how to use it, and review any unfamiliar features or functions.

Whether you want to set your alarm system to arm automatically at 10 p.m. or turn on the outdoor lights when you reach home, our Smart Home Pros will show you exactly how to do it.

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Learn more about Vivint professional security system installation services

Vivint makes home security hassle-free and easy to use. One way we achieve this is by offering the best home security system installation services. Contact Vivint today to schedule your professional installation and start enjoying the convenience, comfort, and peace of mind that a fully integrated smart home security system can provide. Give us a call today at 855.822.1220.

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