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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into installing a DIY home security system in Helena that looks ready to go right away. But then you’re banking on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your innate talent to install the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. Some homeowners can install a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s some of us that would make the entire house a hot mess.

If only we asked ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in Helena or a system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

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

The main draw with a DIY residential security solution is that you can purchase singular devices a little at a time. You can begin with a single alarm or camera, and then slip in other equipment in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you pick, installation can seem simple and a few newer packages may easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Helena:

  • Buying individual alarms and cameras might cost less.

  • You can build the system over time and from competing brands.

  • Perfect for people that need a simplified system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security systems are simple to install, if you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Realize that DIY security includes some cons:

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

  • If you mix and match brands they might not work in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the perfect places for cameras, smoke detectors, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, programming, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can be frustrating.

  • Your low-cost security system might not have 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Helena

While a DIY system may feel like the perfect way to go, there are reasons to consider getting your home security system set up by a pro. For example, it’s easy to have a larger,and more comprehensive system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to have professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here’s a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Helena

  • You receive a customized security system designed around your house and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, burglaries, and health emergencies with one system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guesswork out of where to place components.

  • You don’t have to rely on your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If something breaks on an alarm, sensor, or camera, just contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of your initial package.

Of course, there are a few drawbacks in a home security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You can only use their devices and Vivint App.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring includes a reoccurring charge.

So should you go with a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a do-it-yourself solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you like scouring the internet for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may work well for you. But, if you're looking for a complete system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart locks, you should look into a Vivint system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, just use a pro.

The best expertly installed home security system in Helena comes from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a expertly installed home security system in Helena, go ahead and contact (406) 926-5388. Your Vivint agent will personalize the ideal home security system that meets your needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to get a free quote.