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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get lured into using a DIY home security system in Athens that looks ready to go right out of the box. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your capability to hang the right device in perfect spot. A few homeowners can put up a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s some of us that would make the entire house a hot mess.

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

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

A big benefit of a DIY security package is that you're able to get individual devices a little at a time. You can begin your collection with a single alarm or camera, and then sprinkle in equipment in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you pick, setup can be simple and a few newer systems may sync with your Echo or Google Home.

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

  • Purchasing individual alarms and cameras can be cheaper.

  • You can design the system over time and from competing companies.

  • A nice solution for people that just want a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are simple to install, provided that you know where to place them.

Know that DIY security does come with a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system might rely on old tech longer than a professionally installed security solution.

  • When you mix product brands they may not work in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to decide on the perfect spots for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can be frustrating.

  • Your out-of-the-box system may not come with professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Athens

While a DIY security system can seem like the ideal way to go, there are benefits to getting your home security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to install a more robust system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Learn some other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Athens

  • You get a robust security system installed around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies through one system using the Vivint App.

  • The installer will know the best places to place components.

  • You don’t have to bank on your own handiwork or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all devices will work perfectly before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If something breaks on a camera, alarm, or sensor, simply call Vivint to come make repairs.

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

Of course, there are some drawbacks in a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There might be installation fees.

  • You’re limited to using their devices and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a reoccurring charge.

So should you do a professional home security system or gamble on a do-it-yourself solution?

If you only need one or two security devices and you like scouring the web for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. But, if you want a comprehensive system that easily syncs motion sensors, security cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll be happier with a Vivint system. It’s also wise to go with Vivint if you want features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just stick with a reputable company.

The best professionally installed home security system in Athens is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed security system in Athens, make sure to phone (706) 800-8603. Your Vivint agent will customize the best security system that meets your needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.