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DIY Home Security Systems In Fort Collins Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A Fort Collins DIY home security system can look like the right option. But then you’re relying on your handiness and troubleshooting proficiency, and your capability to put the right component in perfect spot. A few people can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that would make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves ahead of time what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Fort Collins or a security system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What should you expect with a DIY security system in Fort Collins?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security solution is that it’s easy to get singular alarms and cameras one at a time. You can start with only one alarm or camera, and then add equipment piecemeal from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, initial setup can be simple and some newer devices may sync with your smart speaker.

Below are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Fort Collins:

  • Buying individual devices may cost less.

  • You can add alarms and cameras a little at a time and from competing brands.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that need a single component like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are easy to put in, if you understand where to place them.

However, DIY security includes some issues:

  • A DIY residential security system may be obsolete faster than a professional system.

  • Different branded products may not work together or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to know the correct places for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the installation, repair, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can become annoying.

  • Your low-cost security system may not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in Fort Collins

While a DIY security system may look like the perfect solution, there are benefits to getting your security system professionally installed. For example, it’s easy to get a more complete system when you use someone like Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, 24/7 monitoring, and smart automation.

Here’s a few other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Fort Collins

  • You receive a customized security system built for your home and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, break-ins, and safety emergencies through one system using the Vivint App.

  • Your expert installer will know right where to hang alarms and cameras.

  • You're not limited by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If something breaks on a camera, alarm, or sensor, you can call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a home security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You can only use their components and Vivint mobile app.

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

So is it best to go with a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you want is one or two components and you enjoy looking on the internet for technical specifications and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might be right up your alley. But, if you want a robust system that seamlessly integrates motion detectors, security cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you want products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, just use a pro.

The perfect expertly installed security system in Fort Collins comes from Vivint

Once you choose to use a expertly installed home security system in Fort Collins, go ahead and phone (970) 703-0718. Your Vivint expert will customize the best home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.