Debating whether to install a DIY home security system or leave it to a professional?
To help you decide whether it’s worth the effort, we’ll go over the pros of DIY security:
And the cons of DIY security:
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Installing your security system yourself will cost significantly less than having a professional do it.
With a DIY security system, you’ll have to pay for:
With a professional installation, you’ll have to pay for the above, plus:
Learn more about balancing security system cost and equipment in our blog, “What to Look for In A Home Security System.”
If you consider yourself tech-savvy, you can install new home security devices yourself without having to call a professional.
Most DIY security systems use smart devices (cameras, alarms, door locks, etc.)—controlled and monitored by a smartphone app—that:
Since the security devices are wireless and designed to sync with other devices, you shouldn’t have any issues installing cameras or alarms that can connect to your home automation devices—or vice versa.
Plus, since DIY systems aren’t customized to your home, they can be transferred from one house to another, saving you from having to buy a whole new system if you ever move.
DIY home security systems are designed for anyone to easily install in their home, which means they’re essentially a one-size-fits-all security solution.
Professionally installed systems, on the other hand, are specifically designed for your home and surroundings.
At Ackerman Security, we tailor your security system by sending a security expert to your home to:
Most DIY security systems rely on you to “self-monitor” video cameras via an app. While you can set mobile notifications for when an alarm goes off, you can’t be available 24/7 to call for help if needed.
Some DIY security systems might offer professional monitoring for an extra fee, but not all companies will guarantee their monitoring services. At Ackerman Security, we guarantee our security monitoring with 2 guarantees:
Installing a DIY home security system in a large or multi-level home can result in a poor system connection if improperly installed.
Security system devices rely on their connection to the main panel or hub. That means if a sensor or camera is far from the hub (the device that ensures all devices work together), it may not work as well as it should.
If you have a large, multi-level home, we recommend consulting a security expert to ensure sensors, alarms and cameras are placed where they have a strong connection to the rest of the system.
At Ackerman Security, we’ve spent the last 50 years protecting Atlanta homes. Our security experts are ready to assess your property, so you get a home security system customized to your unique needs. We’re here to help keep your home and family safe 24/7.