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Protecting Your Home: A DIY Security Project or Professional Installation?

Rebecca | December 14, 2020
rebecca.bosco@nortekcontrol.com
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Investing in a security system brings you one step closer to ensuring your family’s safety. It is important to consider all your options when looking for the best security panel and overall system.

When choosing between a professionally installed or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) product, there are several factors to consider. Key areas in your decision include the overall functionality of the system, if there are any additional equipment fees, and whether or not you are integrating the system with other systems in a smart home. In this blog, we compare the advantages of having a professional install your security system versus putting your handyman skills to the test and doing it yourself.

DIY Capabilities and Downsides

Some people enjoy the challenge of a DIY project. However, DIY projects can take upwards of an entire weekend if not longer to complete, and the extra equipment fees can become costly if you don’t have everything required for proper assembly.

By taking on a DIY home security system installation, you will get certain features included in your system that would typically be included in a professional installation. These features include remote system visibility and control from your smart devices and a wireless system with no landline needed.

On the other hand, DIY systems fall short in other areas. Should you choose to take the DIY route, there really aren’t many options to expand your system or add-on different smart products to create a smart home ecosystem.

What’s the Risk of DIY?

 With a self-installed home security system, you won’t know for certain whether the system is prepared to protect your family and property against all threats. Ensure your loved ones get the protection they deserve by having your home security installation handled by a professional.

Professional Installation Perks

The 2GIG® security system provides ultimate peace of mind to our end users through encryption technology, easy and intuitive home control, and more! A trained professional is required to set up a 2GIG security system, which ensures homeowners can take advantage of many additional benefits including:

  • A free in-home security assessment
  • Built-in touchscreen panel
  • 24/7 monitoring and two-way voice support during emergencies
  • Low to no-cost equipment fees
  • Easily upgrade or add-on smart home controls

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