A security system is a great investment to protect your home and family, as well as provide you with some peace of mind. Whether you go with an option from Honeywell Systems or another provider, a security system can help keep your home safe. They can deter burglars and other criminals, while also alerting authorities (and your neighborhood) very quickly if something goes wrong.
When you get a security system, you have a few options when it comes to how you set it up. The first option is to just pay for a professional to come in and set it up for you. This is convenient and you can ensure it gets done right. However, this isn’t always the right call.
Today, most security systems today are incredibly simple to set up, even on your own. But in addition to being simple, there are many other reasons to DIY your home security system installation. This article is going to go over a few of them to help show you why you should consider installing your own security system.
To Save Money
One of the best reasons for installing yourself is that you can save money. Our homes and maintaining and improving them is already expensive enough, and you should be looking for any way you can to save. Installing yourself is virtually free and getting professionals to come in and work for an hour or two (or longer) generally is not.
While the amount varies depending on things like your location and needs, an average install can be quite expensive. On a low end you are looking at about $100 or so, but this cost can rise up to hundreds and hundreds of dollars in some cases. Some complex homes with unique layouts can even cost thousands. And that is simply for the installation, not even counting the equipment or monitoring.
Sure, it will take you more time and effort to install the system yourself, but it has the potential to save you a lot of money.
To Learn More About How it Works
Another major benefit of installing your own home security system is actually being able to learn more about your system and how it works. When an installer is doing the work, they might tell you very basic information about the system, such as how to arm and disarm. They likely won’t walk you through each and every one of the inner workings and capabilities.
But if you handle the installation yourself, you will be able to know every feature it has, and be able to customize your system to work exactly the way you want. This means you will have a system designed for your lifestyle and needs, not the exact same system everyone else has.
Doing this once will also help you with future installations in other locations, saving you even more time and money. You are learning a new skill that is challenging, yet rewarding and fun.
You Can Choose Your Own Equipment
Another huge benefit of installing your own system is that you will be able to choose the equipment you use. If you hire professionals to come out and install a system, you may not be able to provide much input on what equipment is used.
While the equipment they use will be satisfactory, you might have a sweet spot for a certain brand or style of equipment. There are many different panels, sensors, cameras, and detectors used in a home security system, so why not get the gear you want? This gives you full control and ownership of the equipment, which can also be helpful if you decide to switch providers.
In conclusion, we hope that this blog post has been able to show you some of the reasons to consider installing your own home security system.