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

February 19, 2021
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A Oceanside DIY home security system can seem like the right option. But that means you’re relying on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your ability to install the right component in right spot. Some people can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that will make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we started, what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in Oceanside or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

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

One of the benefits of a DIY residential security package is that you're able to purchase individual alarms and cameras over time. You can begin with a single sensor or security camera, and then sprinkle in equipment in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, initial setup can seem easy and a few newer devices will work with your Echo or Google Home.

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

  • Getting single components might be cheaper.

  • Components can be added over time and from different companies.

  • Perfect for people that need a single component like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are simple to configure, if you have a plan for where they should go.

Realize that DIY security does come with some cons:

  • A DIY residential security system could rely on old tech longer than a professional system.

  • Different branded products may not “talk” in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the right places for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Watching how-to videos can become a frustration.

  • Your out-of-the-box system may not have professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in Oceanside

While a DIY system may look like the right option, there are pros to having your residential security system installed by a pro. For example, you can install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you choose someone like Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire and CO detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here’s just a few other benefits of a professionally installedresidential security system in Oceanside

  • You receive a robust security system built around your family and security needs.

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

  • Your installer will know right where to install components.

  • You won’t have to rely on your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all devices work without issue before your installer leaves.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are a few drawbacks in a residential security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There may be installation costs.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a small monthly payment.

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

If you only need one or two security products and you enjoy scouring the internet for technical specifications and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may be what you’re looking for. However, if you need a robust system that seamlessly integrates motion sensors, security cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint security system. It’s also wise to use Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, you should stick with a reputable company.

The best expertly installed home security system in Oceanside is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed security system in Oceanside, make sure to contact (760) 304-1641. Your Vivint professional will create the best security system that meets your needs. Contact Vivint today or send in the form below to get a free quote.