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

February 19, 2021
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A Lincoln DIY home security system can feel pretty alluring. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your capability to put the right device in right spot. A handful of homeowners can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that will make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves ahead of time what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Lincoln or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

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

The main draw with a DIY security system is that you can buy singular alarms and cameras one at a time. You can begin your collection with a single alarm or camera, and then slip in other equipment piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, initial setup can be simple and a few newer systems may sync with your smart speaker.

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

  • Getting one-off alarms and cameras might initially save you money.

  • You can customize the system over time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that want a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are an easy install, provided that you have a plan for where to place them.

However, DIY security includes a few issues:

  • A DIY home security system could become outdated faster than a professional security solution.

  • If you mix brands they may not “talk” together or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to guess on the right spots for cameras, smoke detectors, and sensors.

  • You are responsible for installation, programming, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can be a hassle.

  • Your low-cost security system may not include round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Lincoln

While a DIY system may look like a nice way to go, there are benefits to having your security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you go with a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to have the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also include monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Lincoln

  • You receive a full security system designed for your family and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, flood, burglaries, and safety emergencies with one central system using the Vivint App.

  • Your installer will take the guesswork out of where to place alarms and cameras.

  • You won’t have to fall back on your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate without issue before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something breaks on sensor, camera or alarm, you can call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You have to use their components and mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a small monthly payment.

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

If all you want is one or two security devices and you enjoy browsing the internet for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. However, if you want a full security system that easily links motion sensors, cameras, and smart locks, you’ll be happier with a Vivint smart home system. It’s also a good idea to go with Vivint if you need products like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, you should use the pros.

The best professionally installed security system in Lincoln is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed home security system in Lincoln, go ahead and contact (402) 545-5763. Your Vivint agent will customize the perfect home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get started.