When it comes to home security systems there are a lot of options. At All About Security we believe that there’s a custom solution that fits different people and different lifestyles. Cookie cutters systems may work to an extent but is it the best solution for your needs? Probably not! That’s why it’s important to know what’s available and the find the right system for your situation.
One option that has gained a lot of momentum is the DIY market. But there are different extents of DIY. There are DIY home security systems and self-monitored systems. These are two different ways you can set up your home. Depending on the level of protection you are looking for a professionally installed system may not be what you need. These systems can go from strictly smart home services to straightforward security. Even a combination. In future articles we will go more in depth on the different levels of each service but today we will look at the major difference in these 2 different home security set ups and see if one may be a better fit than the other for your home.
DIY Security Systems
Professional security companies offer a service where you can design and install a system yourself. There are some advantages to going this route but if customer service is important you may want to make sure the security company you are using has the level of service you are comfortable with.
call your security company and have them send out a technician. That is if they are local and offer the service. Make sure they do!
professional security consultant to find the right security equipment for your home.
- What’s the size of the home?
- How many doors have access to your home?
- How many rooms in the home?
- How many story’s is your a home? A ranch and a 2 story will require a different alarm system.
- Will you want each window protected? Will you use window sensors, motion detectors, and/or glass breaks?
- How many bedrooms are on the ground floor or easily accessible from the outside?
- Who will be using the system?
- Are there any other doors or cabinets that you may want to protect such as a liquor cabinet or medicine cabinet? (These can be to alert you and not the monitoring station)
It’s important to talk to a professional security consultant instead of a salesperson. Once you know what the best equipment package is you are done with half of the project.
professionally monitored and they can be programmed remotely by your security provider. You can still have the same alarm monitoring as a professionally installed system while saving on the installation. With the right company, all you have to do is put up the sensors and call your alarm company to test the system. This can be an easy process with the right-hand holding but it can turn into a nightmare with the wrong security company.
Self-Monitored Alarm Systems
things to consider when looking at any DIY option for your home.
Both self-monitored and DIY security systems are great options for the right person. Most local security companies don't provide these options but they are available. Even though only 15% of homes have a traditional monitored alarm about 70% of smartphone users would like the ability to control something in their home with their mobile device. Most don't know where to get these types of services and worry about making the wrong decision. That's why we are here. All you have to do is contact us at 317.559.3500 and we are happy to answer all your questions. We will always put your priorities first!
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