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

February 19, 2021
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Like other homeowners, you could get roped into installing a DIY home security system in Kingsport. But then you’re relying on your handiness and programming proficiency, and your innate talent to hang the right component in right spot. A few homeowners can install a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s the people that would make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in Kingsport or a system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What should you expect when using a DIY security system in Kingsport?

The main draw with a DIY security system is that it’s easy to buy singular components over time. You can begin with only one sensor or security camera, and then sprinkle in equipment piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what component you use, installation can be easy and some newer packages will work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are some additional pros of a DIY home security system in Kingsport:

  • Purchasing single devices may initially save you money.

  • Equipment can be added a little at a time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for people that want a paired-down system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security components are simple to configure, if you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security includes some drawbacks:

  • A DIY residential security system might be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security system.

  • Individual devices may not communicate together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the perfect configuration for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become annoying.

  • Your DIY system may not have round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Kingsport

While a DIY system can seem like the ideal option, there are reasons to consider having your security system installed by a pro. For instance, it’s easy to get a larger,and more robust system when you choose someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to have professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, and smart automation.

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

  • You get a robust security system designed around your home and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies through one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your installer will know right where to install devices.

  • You're not stopped by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work without issue before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is busted, you can call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes with every alarm.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a professionally installed home security system:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint App.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring has a monthly payment.

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

If you only need one or two security devices and you like looking on the web for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system could be what you’re looking for. However, if you're looking for a complete system that easily integrates motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint security system. It’s also a good idea to go with Vivint if you’d like products like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a complete smart home, you should hire a reputable company.

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

Once you decide to buy a expertly installed home security system in Kingsport, go ahead and call (423) 556-9460. Your Vivint professional will customize the perfect home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.