When choosing a security system for their home, homeowners face the choice of installing a security systems themselves or opting for professional installation. While DIY installation may save money, it can also be difficult and time-consuming. For this reason, it’s often best to hire professionals to install a security system, as they bring expertise and experience to the job. Here are five of the best reasons to choose professional installation for your home security system.

1: Ensure your system will be set up correctly

Homeowners that opt for DIY installation run the risk of missing a key component of a security system, or of installing alarms or security cameras incorrectly. Rather than risk wasting time or, in a worst case-scenario, being a victim of a break-in, allow professionals to install your security system, which virtually guarantees that it will function correctly. In addition, a professional technician can walk you through both the functions of the security system as well as how to operate it, and can give you advice to keep it running smoothly. (Security System Installation)

2: No work required

While installing a security system yourself might save a bit of money, it can be a lot of work, particularly if you’ve never set up a security system before. By letting a technician do the work, all you have to do is clear time to be home while they install it, then sit back and relax or catch up on work. DIY installation requires hours spent reading instructions and trying to figure out the installation process. A technician will not only install your system easily, but they will also take far less time than you would doing it yourself.

3: Professionals will optimize your security system:

Even if you install a security system correctly on your own, there is still a good chance that you won’t place sensors and cameras in the optimal locations to detect all possible threats. Because technicians have experience installing a variety of security systems, they’ll observe the layout of your home and place each device in the most effective location based on the specifications of the house. (Benefits of Professionally Installed Security Systems) No matter how well you know your home or how well you follow directions, it just isn’t likely that you can optimize the location of security equipment like a licensed technician can.

4: Installation experts are often liable for system performance:

If you install a security system yourself, the only one liable if it fails or malfunctions is you. While it is by no means guaranteed–make sure you check out the policy of the company you’re hiring–some companies are liable if they performed the installation, as they sometimes provide guarantees. In addition, if your home is broken into and you’re discussing the situation with your insurance company, you’re extremely unlikely to be held responsible for the faulty system if the installation was done by professionals, while the insurance company is likely to look less favorably upon you if you made an error in installation.

5: Give yourself peace of mind:

The most important benefit of professional installation is the peace of mind that it affords you. Even if you aren’t a worrier, a faulty security system can be a scary prospect, as the purpose of the system is to protect your home and family. By leaving the job to professionals, the system’s performance is as close to guaranteed as it gets, and you’re also free of the stress of performing installation yourself. For this reason and all the others listed above, it’s best to leave home security system installation to professionals.

 

by: Kevin Faber