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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you could get roped into putting up a DIY home security system in Fort Smith. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your innate talent to install the right sensor or camera in right spot. Some homeowners can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s those that can make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

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

What could you expect with a DIY security system in Fort Smith?

One of the benefits of a DIY home security package is that you're able to purchase individual alarms and cameras one at a time. You can start with only one alarm or camera, and then slip in other components in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you choose, initial setup can be simple and a few newer packages can work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Fort Smith:

  • Getting single devices might be cheaper.

  • You can customize the system a little at a time and with different brands.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that need a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are easy to install, if you understand where to place them.

Know that DIY security has plenty of drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system might rely on old tech longer than a professional security solution.

  • Individual devices might not “talk” in concert or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to decide on the perfect configuration for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the installation, repair, and maintenance. Online or phone troubleshooting can become a frustration.

  • Your DIY security system might not include 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Fort Smith

While a DIY security system may appear to be the perfect option, there are benefits to having your security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to have a more complete system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only can you use the best security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire detection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Learn some other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Fort Smith

  • You get a full security system designed for your home and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, flood, burglaries, and health emergencies through one system using the Vivint App.

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

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

  • You’ll know all devices will work as they should before your installer leaves.

  • If sensor, camera or alarm is broken, you can contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are a few cons for a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There might be installation fees.

  • You need to use their equipment and Vivint App.

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

So is it best to go with a professional home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you enjoy scouring the internet for product comparisons and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system could be what you’re looking for. But, if you’d like a robust system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, cameras, and smart devices, you should look into a Vivint security system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, you should use a pro.

The perfect expertly installed security system in Fort Smith is from Vivint

Once you choose to get a professionally installed home security system in Fort Smith, go ahead and phone (479) 370-4503. Your Vivint professional will customize the ideal security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.