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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you may get lured into installing a DIY home security system in Fort Lauderdale. But that means you’re relying on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your innate talent to install the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. A handful of tinkerers can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that can make the security system a hot mess.

If only we checked in with ourselves ahead of time what’s better: a DIY home security system in Fort Lauderdale or a security system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What could you expect when using a DIY security system in Fort Lauderdale?

One of the benefits of a DIY security system is that you can purchase individual components over time. You can begin with only one camera or sensor, and then add equipment in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you use, setup can be easy and some updated devices can sync with your smart speaker.

Below are some additional pros of a DIY home security system in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Purchasing single alarms and cameras might save you money upfront.

  • You can add components over time and with different companies.

  • Great for homeowners that need a simplified system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security components are simple to configure, provided that you understand where to place them.

Know that DIY security does come with some issues:

  • A DIY residential security system may rely on old tech longer than a professional security system.

  • Different branded devices might not “talk” together or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the right configuration for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Talking with customer service can become a frustration.

  • Your out-of-the-box security system may not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Fort Lauderdale

While a DIY security system might feel like the perfect solution, there are reasons to consider getting your home security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to have a more comprehensive system when you choose someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to have the best security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also install monitored fire detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

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

  • You receive a customized security system installed for your family and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your expert installer will take the guessing out about where to place alarms and cameras.

  • You're not limited by your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work without issue before your installer leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with sensor, camera or alarm, it’s easy to call Vivint to fix it.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with your initial package.

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You can only use their equipment and mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a reoccurring payment.

So is it best to do a Vivint home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two security products and you enjoy scouring the internet for product reviews and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. But, if you’d like a full security system that easily links motion sensors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you should get a Vivint smart home system. It’s also recommended to contact Vivint if you want features like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

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

The perfect expertly installed home security system in Fort Lauderdale comes from Vivint

Once you decide to purchase a professionally installed home security system in Fort Lauderdale, make sure to call (954) 287-0437. Your Vivint expert will customize the best home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get started.