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

February 19, 2021
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A Olympia DIY home security system can look pretty alluring. But then you’re relying on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your capability to hang the right device in perfect spot. Some tinkerers can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s those that can make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Olympia or a security system that’s professionally installed by Vivint?

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

One of the benefits of a DIY home security system is that it’s easy to get singular components over time. You can start with a single alarm or camera, and then add components one by one from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, initial setup can seem easy and a few updated systems will sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Olympia:

  • Buying single alarms and cameras may initially save you money.

  • You can add devices over time and from different brands.

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

  • Some DIY security systems are easy to put in, if you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security has plenty of issues:

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

  • Different branded products may not communicate in concert or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to decide on the correct placement for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, programming, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can become annoying.

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

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Pros of a professional home security system in Olympia

While a DIY security system may seem like the right solution, there are reasons to consider getting your security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to install a larger,and more robust system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only can you use high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Learn some other pros for a professionally installed security system in Olympia

  • You receive a customized security system designed around your house and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your installer will take the guessing out about where to place components.

  • You're not stopped by your own handiwork or computer skills.

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

  • If something breaks on a camera, alarm, or sensor, you can contact Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There could be installation costs.

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

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a small monthly charge.

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

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you enjoy browsing the web for product reviews and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. However, if you're looking for a complete system that easily links motion sensors, cameras, and CO detectors, you should look into a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to go with Vivint if you’d like services like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you need a more robust solution. For a complete smart home, you should use the pros.

The best professionally installed home security system in Olympia comes from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a professionally installed home security system in Olympia, go ahead and contact (360) 996-1195. Your Vivint professional will personalize the best system that meets your needs. Call Vivint today or send in the form below to get a free quote.