When you’re choosing a smart home security system, you’re faced with a lot of choices, like what to get and where to put it. But once you’ve finally decided what you want and need, you’re faced with another major decision—get a professionally designed and installed system or create one yourself?
For some, this will be a simple choice. But for die-hard DIYers who take pleasure in tinkering with devices and wiring or who are concerned about the cost of a professional system, you could be on the fence.
If you're deciding between having a system professionally installed or a DIY home security system, take a look at some of the benefits of letting the pros handle it:
You can still customize your system
One of the thing that appeals to DIYers is the ability to customize their system. Some people are worried that purchasing a professionally designed and installed system means they’re left with equipment they don’t really want or need.
With Vivint, you can create a smart home that’s customized to what you need and want.
Caleb Denison, Senior Editor at Digital Trends, recently had his own Vivint System professionally installed. He had this to say about Vivint's ability to be customized: “One of the things that most impresses me about Vivint’s take on smart home security is its high level of customization.”
Check out his full video review:
What if you’re not up to date with the constantly-changing tech world? This is where a Vivint Pro's experience comes in handy. These smart home experts listen to what you need and help you customize a smart home that suits your lifestyle.
Everything works together
One of the main benefits of a smart home is seamless integration among products. This integration allows you to do things like adjust your lighting or temperature with your voice and control everything—from locking your front doors to arming your security system—remotely from one app.
With a DIY system, components are often sourced from different brands and are pieced together. Sure, they may all work, but they don’t always work together. What’s more, if you do manage to get them working together, you’ll likely need to use different apps to control each device.
A professionally installed system, like a Vivint system, allows you to get the most from your smart home. Your smart home becomes an ecosystem of smart devices that work together seamlessly.
You can even set up custom rules to trigger certain actions, so that when you arm your system, all your doors lock, your lights turn off, and your temperature turns down.
24/7 home monitoring
Another benefit of a professionally installed system is round-the-clock professional monitoring of your home. Say you’re on vacation and a fire starts. Or a burglar breaks in while you’re at work. What if a pipe bursts and your basement starts to flood?
When an event triggers a smart sensor, a member of Vivint's professionally monitoring team will track the event and notify you immediately.
Some DIY options can also notify you if emergencies happen, but what if you’re not home to take care of it? Or what if you're in the middle of a flight and can't receive a notification? This is where a DIY security system simply can’t compete.
In an emergency, every second counts. Vivint’s 24/7 professional monitoring team will contact the proper authorities for you if you’re unable to respond, so you can rest easy knowing that in an emergency, no time is wasted getting help.