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

February 19, 2021
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A Napa DIY home security system can seem like the right option. But that means you’re depending on your handiwork and electronic proficiency, and your capability to hang the right component in just the right spot. A handful of tinkerers can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that would make the security system a hot mess.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what’s better: a DIY home security system in Napa or a security system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What should you expect with a DIY security system in Napa?

One of the benefits of a DIY residential security package is that you can purchase individual devices one at a time. You can begin your collection with one sensor or security camera, and then slip in other equipment in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what component you use, setup can be easy and some updated systems will easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few other pros of a DIY home security system in Napa:

  • Buying individual components might cost less.

  • You can design the system slowly over time and with different companies.

  • Perfect for homeowners that need a simplified system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY home security components are simple to install, if you have a plan for where to place them.

However, DIY security has a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system could be obsolete faster than a professional security solution.

  • Separate components might not “talk” in concert or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to choose the ideal spots for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the installation, repair, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can become a frustration.

  • Your DIY security system may not come with professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Napa

While a DIY system might feel like the right option, there are pros to getting your security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to have a larger,and more robust system when you go with someone such as Vivint. Not only can you get the best security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire and CO protection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other pros for a professionally installed security system in Napa

  • You get a full security system installed for your house and security needs.

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

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

  • You're not limited by your own handiwork or computer skills.

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

  • If something goes wrong with sensor, camera or alarm, it’s easy to call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a home security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There could be installation fees.

  • You’re limited to using their components and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a monthly payment.

So should you try a Vivint home security system or get a DIY solution?

If all you need is one or two security products and you enjoy browsing the web for product comparisons and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be what you’re looking for. However, if you’d like a complete system that easily links motion detectors, security cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll probably need a Vivint security system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, home automation, or medical pendants.

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

The best expertly installed home security system in Napa is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed home security system in Napa, make sure to call (707) 895-5704. Your Vivint professional will customize the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get a free quote.