When it comes to the safety of your family and the protection of your home, which is better … DIY vs. professional home security system installation? Of course, there are pros and cons to each. And only you can decide, ultimately, which is better for you.
Some factors that will affect your decision include cost, system selection, system features, and timing. Let’s look at how each affects the DIY vs. professional home security system installation decision …
Home Security System Installation Cost
What appeals to many people about DIY installation is that, after the cost of the system itself, they don’t have to pay anyone to install the various components of their home security system. But while there isn’t a monetary cost, the installation will take time and energy.
And, depending on the complexity of the system and/or the ease of installing the elements, a DIY installation may also be frustrating and stressful.
Professional installation, on the other hand, does have a monetary cost. But you won’t have to take away from the time you want to spend doing something else. And if the installation happens to be tricky or if something unusual or unexpected occurs that requires extra troubleshooting, you won’t have to spend even more time or get stressed out trying to figure it out.
Home Security System Selection
There’s a big selection of home security systems on the market for DIY installation. But as big as the DIY selection is, there are even more options available with professional installation.
This is because DIY equipment has to be easily installed by the general public, most of whom don’t have any specialized skills or experience in putting a home security system together so that all the components communicate and work as they should.
So, most DIY systems have a limited selection of compatible components. With professional installation, you have a wider selection and can create a custom system that fully meets your specific needs.
Home Security System Features
Both the quality and the diversity of features available with professional home security installation exceeds what’s available for general DIY.
For example, professionally-installed cameras can provide high definition (HD) at higher resolutions. The higher the resolution, the better the picture when you need to verify or identify someone or something that happened on your property.
Professional installation also gives you access to features like infrared (to see better in limited visibility situations) and covert (hidden from normal view) cameras.
Timing of Home System Security Installation
Speed and timing of installation is another factor that often affects the decision of DIY vs. professional home security system installation.
Since they do it every day for a living, professional installers will get your system installed much faster than you doing it yourself. And the faster it’s installed, the sooner it can start working to protect your home and family and keep them safe.
For Professional Home Security System Installation
If you’ve decided that professional installation is the way to go, Hoffman Security is here to help. Call us at (559) 292-7871 or (209) 384-3305. Or you can contact us using our online form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.