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

February 19, 2021
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A Davenport DIY home security system can seem like the right option. But then you’re banking on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your capability to hang the right device in just the right spot. A handful of people can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that can make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

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

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

A big benefit of a DIY security package is that you're able to purchase singular components one at a time. You can begin with only one alarm or camera, and then slip in other devices piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem simple and some newer packages will easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

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

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

  • You can add alarms and cameras over time and with different brands.

  • Great for homeowners that want a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security devices are simple to install, provided that you know where they should go.

Know that DIY security has plenty of drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system might become outdated faster than a professional security system.

  • Different branded components might not work together or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to know the correct spots for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

  • You are in charge of installation, repair, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become annoying.

  • Your low-cost system might not come with professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Davenport

While a DIY system can feel like a nice way to go, there are pros to having your residential security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to have a larger,and more complete system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only can you get the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire and CO detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

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

  • You get a full security system built around your home and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, flood, burglaries, and safety emergencies through one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your expert installer will know right where to hang devices.

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

  • You’ll know all devices operate as they should before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something happens to sensor, camera or alarm, it’s easy to contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with every alarm.

Of course, there are some drawbacks in a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There could be installation costs.

  • You’re limited to using their components and mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

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

If you only need one or two security products and you like looking on the web for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may work well for you. However, if you need a full security system that easily links motion detectors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you should get a Vivint security system. It’s also wise to go with Vivint if you’d like products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, just hire the pros.

The best professionally installed security system in Davenport is from Vivint

Once you choose to get a professionally installed home security system in Davenport, go ahead and call (563) 674-6116. Your Vivint professional will customize the perfect system that meets your home’s needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to begin.