Why You Need to Skip DIY Home Security Installation and Choose Professional Security Instead

With home break-ins on the rise, there is no better time for installing a security system in your home to ensure your family and belongings are well protected. However, before you pull the trigger on home security installation too soon, there are some things you need to consider. First of all, the type of security feature you install will play a massive role in how well your home is being monitored and secured. Second of all, you need to understand the difference between professional security installation and a DIY method, as the differences between them can affect the level of security your home is under. Lastly, it would greatly benefit you, your home, and your belongings to know which security companies are leading in the security industry for their level of security measures and protocols to ensure you are truly getting the best protection possible. Knowing each of these components will help guide you towards a greater peace of mind, resting assured knowing that your home is safeguarded against any potential threats or invasions. 

What Professional Security Entails 

As the name implies, professional security entails a level of professionality with home security installation and monitoring. However, while it may seem that every security company on the market is “professional”, the truth is that each company offers varying levels of security measures, and thus, “professionality”. As such, when some companies will offer the bare minimum in security features while others will go above and beyond to ensure their customers are being well protected. 

When looking for professional home security, one of the best questions you can ask the company’s representative is: “How are you ensuring my network security is being well protected from possible hacks and threats?” The highlighted keywords you will be looking for with this answer is “encrypted network”. An encrypted network separates the low-level security companies with those that are more professional, industry-leading security companies. In fact, an unencrypted home security network can cause more harm than good when it comes to protection. This is because an unencrypted network is vulnerable to hacks and privacy breaches from intruders. As such, when these networks are hacked, the possibility of a home invasion is greatly increased. On the other hand, encrypted networks ensure that the WiFi connection between the security device and network is well protected from outside threats. 

Another thing you will want to know about the security company is how they monitor and install their systems. Are they sending a professional technician out to your home to install your camera system or are they sending you a package to do it yourself? Always opt for professional installation for reasons that will be mentioned in the following paragraphs. Additionally, do they monitor your system locally, particularly, with their own company or are they outsourcing your account to another company that will be doing the monitoring? What many people do not realize when signing up for home security is that their account is often pawned off to another third-party company after installation and that company then does the monitoring. The major problem with this is that the third-party company also handles a multitude of other clients from other security companies, which means you will then be added to a client base with representatives that know very little about your actual security device. This provides very little comfort and peace of mind when it comes to the security of your home being well monitored. However, if you go with a company that does all their monitoring in-house, you can rest assured knowing that your home security is being protected at all times of the day. 

Why You Need to Opt for Professional Security Instead of DIY Home Security 

There are many issues that arise from opting to install a home security device yourself compared to having a professional technician come out and install the security device in your home instead. One of the biggest concerns with the DIY installation is that it compromises the safety of your home. If you install the system incorrectly in any way, you are opening up your home to the possibility of a privacy breach or intrusion. This is extremely easy to do when trying to install a security system yourself. A professional technician, on the other hand, knows exactly how to connect the system to your WiFi network and take care of all of the other intricacies involved with installing a home security system. This ensures that your home has a high level of security and protection measures in place to avoid any future possible invasions. 

Another important thing to note is that DIY home security does not mean it’s cheaper than getting it professionally installed. Most people think that if they take out the professional installation process out of the picture they will, in fact, save money. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Oftentimes when you buy a DIY home security system, the kit it comes packaged with only comes with the main sensor, and perhaps a few other sensors at most. This means that you will be needing to buy additional sensors and security measures to ensure you are getting the best security possible. All of these added measures, and not to mention the time and hassle of installing the devices yourself, end up costing you more than getting it professionally installed. Furthermore, it is essential that you understand that there are industry-leading security systems that are low-cost and protect your home exponentially better than any DIY device ever could. 

The Best Home Security Companies for Professional Installation

As previously mentioned, installing a DIY home security system is not only costly and a hassle, it also takes away the extra safety measure that you are looking for when buying a home security device in the first place. As such, it is vital to the security and protection of your home that you get your home security system installed by a professional technician instead. 

While there are many security companies on the market today, there is only one company that not only has industry-leading security measures and professional technicians to ensure your home is being well secured, it also has the reputation to back it up. Because of this level of confidence in their security measures and military-grade encryption network standards, Smith Thompson Home Security does not bind their clients down to weighty contracts that make clients pay monthly even if they don’t like their service. Instead, we are so confident in our ability to keep you, your family, and your home safe and secure that we leave the option up to you. Furthermore, our low costs far outweigh the competitors and especially the DIY market. Try out a security system today and feel the peace of mind of knowing your home is being well monitored and secure day in and day out.

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