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DIY Home Security Systems In Long Beach Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A Long Beach DIY home security system can look fairly easy to install. But that means you’re depending on your handiness and programming skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. A handful of homeowners can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that will make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in Long Beach or a system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What can you expect when using a DIY security system in Long Beach?

The main draw with a DIY security system is that you're able to purchase individual alarms and cameras over time. You can begin your collection with a single sensor or security camera, and then add devices in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can seem simple and a few updated systems can easily sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Long Beach:

  • Buying individual components might be cheaper.

  • You can add alarms and cameras a little at a time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for people that just want a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security devices are an easy install, provided that you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security includes some drawbacks:

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

  • Individual devices might not “talk” with each other or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the ideal placement for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and upkeep. Watching how-to videos can become annoying.

  • Your DIY system may not include professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in Long Beach

While a DIY security system can feel like a nice option, there are reasons to consider getting your residential security system set up by a pro. For example, you can install a larger,and more complete system when you use a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to get the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire protection, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn some other pros for a professionally installed security system in Long Beach

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

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

  • The Vivint rep will know right where to install alarms and cameras.

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

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

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

  • 24-hour monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You need to use their devices and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a small monthly payment.

So should you do a professionally installed home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you want is one or two components and you enjoy scouring the internet for product comparisons and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system could work well for you. But, if you’d like a comprehensive system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, security cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also a good idea to contact Vivint if you need products like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For a whole smart home, just hire a pro.

The best professionally installed home security system in Long Beach comes from Vivint

Once you choose to get a expertly installed security system in Long Beach, go ahead and call (562) 376-5457. Your Vivint professional will create the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get a free quote.