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DIY Home Security Systems In San Bernardino Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into installing a DIY home security system in San Bernardino that seems ready to go right out of the box. But then you’re depending on your handiwork and programming skills, and your innate talent to put the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. Some tinkerers can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that can make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in San Bernardino or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What should you look forward to with a DIY security system in San Bernardino?

The main draw with a DIY home security solution is that it’s easy to buy singular components a little at a time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then slip in other equipment piecemeal from whatever company. Depending on what brand you choose, setup can seem simple and a few newer devices can easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in San Bernardino:

  • Getting one-off components may initially save you money.

  • You can build the system slowly over time and from different brands.

  • A nice solution for people that want a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security systems are easy to put in, if you have a plan for where to place them.

Realize that DIY security has a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system might become outdated faster than a professionally installed security package.

  • If you use different product brands they may not “talk” with each other or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to guess on the perfect places for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, repair, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can be frustrating.

  • Your DIY system might not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in San Bernardino

While a DIY security system may look like the ideal option, there are pros to having your home security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to have a more robust system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire and CO protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here are some other pros for a professionally installed home security system in San Bernardino

  • You get a full security system built around your house and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies with one central system using the Vivint App.

  • The installer will know the perfect places to hang components.

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

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate as they should before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with an alarm, sensor, or camera, simply call Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are some cons for a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There could be installation fees.

  • You need to use their equipment and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a small monthly payment.

So should you try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you need is one or two security products and you like scouring the internet for technical specifications and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you want a comprehensive system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you need products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, just use the pros.

The best professionally installed home security system in San Bernardino is from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a expertly installed home security system in San Bernardino, go ahead and contact (909) 324-3685. Your Vivint agent will personalize the ideal security system that meets your needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to begin.