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DIY Home Security Systems In Santa Fe Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into a DIY home security system in Santa Fe that seems ready to go immediately. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in perfect spot. A handful of homeowners can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that would make the system a huge disaster.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Santa Fe or a smart home system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What should you expect with a DIY security system in Santa Fe?

One of the benefits of a DIY security solution is that you're able to buy individual devices one at a time. You can begin with a single camera or sensor, and then slip in other components piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, initial setup can be easy and some newer packages can easily sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other pros of a DIY home security system in Santa Fe:

  • Getting one-off devices can cost less.

  • You can design the system a little at a time and from different companies.

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

  • Some DIY home security systems are an easy install, provided that you have a plan for where they should go.

Know that DIY security includes a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system might be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security solution.

  • If you use different brands they may not work in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to decide on the best places for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You are responsible for installation, programming, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can be frustrating.

  • Your low-cost system might not include professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in Santa Fe

While a DIY security system can look like a nice solution, there are pros to having your security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to get a larger,and more robust system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only can you use professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here’s some other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Santa Fe

  • You get a complete security system designed around your house and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies through one central system using the Vivint App.

  • The expert installer will know the best spots to hang components.

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

  • You’ll know all components operate without issue before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something happens to sensor, camera or alarm, you can call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You can only use their equipment and Vivint App.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring has a small monthly payment.

So is it best to try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you want is one or two components and you like looking on the internet for product comparisons and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you're looking for a comprehensive system that easily links motion detectors, cameras, and smart locks, you’ll probably need a Vivint smart home system. It’s also wise to go with Vivint if you need services like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just use a pro.

The best expertly installed security system in Santa Fe is from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a professionally installed home security system in Santa Fe, go ahead and contact (505) 605-2552. Your Vivint professional will personalize the ideal security system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to begin.