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The do-it-yourself movement is here to stay, it seems – but when it comes to home security, you don’t want to go it alone. Installing a security system is on a whole different level than your average DIY home improvement project; here are some of the most important reasons why you don’t want to attempt it.
You need a customized security solution.
A DIY home security project is an enormous undertaking. From the moment you get to your local retailer and see the choices in front of you, you’re baffled and overwhelmed. Guess what? It doesn’t get any better from there.
Your store’s sales people don’t specialize in home security, and that means they can’t help you choose the right system for you. It also means they can’t give you reliable advice on installing it.
Now, compare that with the experience of a professional home security installation. A security installer starts by providing a consultation at your home; it’s that appointment that gives them the ability to recommend a customized security solution especially for your property.
You need clean, accurate installation.
A wireless home security installation is less invasive than a traditional system, but it still requires proficiency to complete. One thing a DIY home security job is likely to leave is a mess – but with a professional installation, your installer completes the job quickly and cleanly. The system will be tested before he leaves, so you can rest assured the installation is accurate and the system will work properly. A DIY installation doesn’t offer this simplicity, and that will end up costing more in the long run.
You need support long after the installation.
So, you bought other devices to go with your security system: sensors, cameras, maybe other smart devices to integrate. That’s great – but what happens when something goes awry with any of them? Even if your purchases are warrantied, you’re not likely to have a lot of support from the manufacturer or the retailer. But if your installation was performed by a security provider, you’ll have access to support anytime something goes wrong. And if they provide your monitoring services, you’ll have support for that too.
To learn more about professional installation vs. DIY home security, Wilmington homeowners can contact Security Instrument. We will be glad to provide a free home security consultation.
About Security Instrument
Security Instrument is a full-service, independently-owned security integrator that offers numerous electronic security options. We serve thousands with commercial and home security in Delaware, MD, NJ & PA.