For Austin homeowners considering home security and alarm system, the choice between do-it-yourself options and professional installation is one of the most important decisions in the process. While there are advantages to a DIY approach for those with a high level of expertise, for most people professional installation and the advantages it provides make more sense.
To start, the cost of failure is high if a DIY system doesn’t work or fails. Motion detectors in particular are known for being difficult to install, mostly because they can easily generate false alarms. Professionals know how to do this properly, using state-of-the-art equipment, in a way that covers all key areas of the house and property to provide complete coverage.
Moreover, a professional home security company gives you options if your system should fail or doesn’t work properly. If you’ve vetted the contract properly, fixing a broken system becomes the responsibility of the company that installed it, and they can also be held responsible for the cost of any false alarms the system generates.
In addition, a professional installation offers considerable time savings. It can take hours or even days for a homeowner to install a system as a DIY project, and professional installers save time by explaining complex features that can be difficult to implement during the initial break-in period.
Cost savings are part of the equation as well. Professional home security installation often includes equipment discounts, and it gives you an upgrade path when you decide to add new equipment. Security reviews can be scheduled regularly as part of the installation contract, and these can expose loopholes or flaws in the system that need to be upgraded or fixed.
Finally, the training provided as part of the home installation is an essential part of the security process. Professional installers know where to locate equipment, and they know how to run cables and connect to electrical systems if necessary.
They also know how to integrate wireless, broadband, and landline systems, and they’re trained to evaluate which features best meet your needs. All in all, these reasons are more than enough to make professional installation the best way to go for most homeowners.