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

February 19, 2021
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A Minneapolis DIY home security system can feel pretty alluring. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your innate talent to hang the right component in just the right spot. A few homeowners can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that can make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Minneapolis or a smart home system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What could you look forward to when you install a DIY security system in Minneapolis?

One of the benefits of a DIY security solution is that it’s easy to buy singular devices one at a time. You can start with one camera or sensor, and then sprinkle in equipment piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can seem simple and some updated packages can work with your smart speaker.

Here are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Minneapolis:

  • Purchasing individual devices might initially save you money.

  • Components can be added slowly over time and from different companies.

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

  • Some DIY security devices are simple to install, as long as you know where the best place for them is.

Know that DIY security does come with plenty of issues:

  • A DIY home security system might become outdated faster than a professionally installed system.

  • Individual devices may not “talk” with each other or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to decide on the best spots for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become a frustration.

  • Your low-cost system may not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Minneapolis

While a DIY security system can look like the right way to go, there are benefits to having your home security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to install a more robust system when you go with a company like Vivint. Not only can you get high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn just a few other pros for a professionally installed security system in Minneapolis

  • You get a robust security system built around your home and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and health emergencies with one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your expert installer will know the ideal spots to install components.

  • You're not hindered by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If sensor, camera or alarm is busted, just contact Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are some cons for a residential security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There may be installation fees.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint App.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring includes a reoccurring payment.

So is it best to go with a professionally installed home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two security products and you enjoy looking on the web for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might be right up your alley. But, if you want a comprehensive system that seamlessly links motion sensors, cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll be happier with a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to contact Vivint if you’d like products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a whole smart home, just stick with a pro.

The best professionally installed home security system in Minneapolis comes from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed security system in Minneapolis, go ahead and call (612) 662-1765. Your Vivint expert will create the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to begin.