Stop Wasting Time and Money with DIY Security!
Are you considering getting a security system for your home or business? Great idea! Don’t be tempted to buy cheap components and install them yourself. While this seems like a good idea, it will soon cost you more. Learn how a local security company can provide you peace of mind in numerous ways, including expert design, professional installation, and ongoing, 24/7 monitoring.
What is DIY?
The term DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself. Do-it-yourself security refers to system components purchased, installed, and managed by individuals without professional assistance. Homeowners can buy parts online or at stores, including cameras, motion sensors, door/window sensors, and alarm systems.
Aside from their ease of use and flexibility, DIY security systems are popular because of their lower up-front costs. You’ll see that DIY systems can have lower upfront costs, but those savings are short-lived. It is possible for DIY products to produce passable results. But is that good enough when you are talking about the safety of yourself and your family?
It can be frustrating to install a DIY security system on your own. Not being a professional, you may not be thrilled with your installation. For example, someone installing a security camera for the first time might not take into account the glare of the sun over a 24-hour period. This may result in the picture being distorted and washed out at different times throughout the day.
Also, the do-it-yourselfer risks damaging their home if they’re not particularly handy. So if they cause unintentional damage to their home, they may need to hire someone to repair it, which adds to the overall cost.
When it comes to building a system, selecting the appropriate components can often be a daunting task, particularly without the guidance of professionals. The complexity and variety of options can make making well-informed decisions challenging. Without the expertise and assistance of knowledgeable individuals, there is a risk of choosing incompatible or underperforming components that may not meet the requirements or function optimally. Therefore, it is crucial to seek professional assistance to navigate the intricate world of component selection and ensure proper installation, safeguarding the system from potential risks and ensuring comprehensive security coverage.
When opting for the DIY approach to your security, it is common to rely on off-the-shelf parts. It’s important to note that these components often don’t possess the same level of durability, reliability, or quality as the equipment typically installed by professionals. Off-the-shelf parts are designed for general consumer needs and may not be engineered to withstand the demands and rigors of long-term use. This can result in a higher likelihood of components wearing out or malfunctioning prematurely, leading to frequent replacements or repairs.
One of the challenges homeowners face when dealing with DIY security systems is that it’s their responsibility to troubleshoot and resolve issues on their own. This means when problems arise with a DIY system, homeowners often find themselves in the position of having to diagnose and fix the issues themselves. This can be stressful as they may lack the necessary expertise or experience to troubleshoot complex problems effectively.
Increase in False Alarms
DIY systems can be prone to false alarms, leading to many additional problems. False alarms are often disruptive and irritating, not only to homeowners but also to their neighbors. The constant blaring of alarms can create a nuisance, causing annoyance and frustration within the community. On top of that, local authorities often have regulations to address false alarms, and repeated occurrences can result in fines or penalties being imposed on homeowners.
The Importance of Professional Monitoring
As the old saying goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?”
The same logic goes for a DIY security system. Because most DIY systems are self-monitored, who will respond in the event of an emergency? In a nutshell, no one. No one will call the authorities, and no one will personally notify you of an incident. You may hear an alarm, receive an alert, email, or text. But what if you’re asleep, out of town, or your phone is on airplane mode, silent, or out of power? With a 24/7 monitoring system, however, someone is always available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What the Pros Know
If your system is installed and monitored professionally, you can rest assured that everything was installed correctly and will work flawlessly. A local security company can provide regular support and maintenance, helping you avoid unplanned future expenses.
System Integrations has the expertise you need to get it done right the first time. Our decades of experience and know-how allow us to design and install the most advanced and durable security systems.
Why not rely on a trusted local security partner instead of wasting time and money on unnecessary risks? Find out how System Integrations can help you save money while protecting what matters most at your home or business.
Contact System Integrations today to learn more about your options. Please sit back, relax, and let us install your system for you. To schedule a free consultation, call System Integrations at 915-539-6499.