Walk into any big box store and you can find DIY systems for your home or business. The seemingly inexpensive cost and “easy directions” would make any DIY guru seem up to this task. However, proper installation of a security system can make the difference between keeping your property and coming home to an empty house.
Before you grab the toolbox, here are some things to think about:
Finding the trap
DIY Security Systems seem appealing at a glance; however, it can be more complex than it seems. Even if installation is “user-friendly”, the decision of where to place the devices requires specialized knowledge. Without this knowledge, your system may not set the proper trap for the burglar leaving you unsecure. Sonitrol’s professional installers learn the layout of your location and install the components of a security system based on their expertise. They understand the habits of intruders and know what installation plan maximizes your security coverage. Cutting that expertise out of the security system installment process can lead to potentially dangerous gaps in your security. A professional will also know where to place devices to prevent false alarms which are punishable by fines in some cities.
It’s all in the little things
While DIY security systems may be tempting as a way to save money, installation damages and overlooked vulnerabilities add unseen costs that hiring a professional can avoid. Professional installers, like those at Sonitrol, have the experience and training to understand the little things that make a big difference. Professionals know the optimal locations for equipment that best secures your home or business. No putting up a device only to have to take it down and repair the damage.
Their expertise is also a great resource! They will take the time to show you all the ways to use your system like:
- Arming and diarming
- Arming while the building is occupied
- Using the duress or panic function
- What to do if the alarm is accidently set off.
In an emergency, even high-tech DIY security systems make the owner responsible for contacting emergency personnel. If the owner steps away from the phone, puts it on silent or simply does not have service, the alarm may be missed. A professional 24 hour monitoring station like Sonitrol’s Five Diamond Central Station will instantly dispatch on a burglary or fire alarm. Every second is critical when there is an an emergency in your home or business. Response time greatly affects the outcome of the event. Professional monitoring stations provide peace of mind; your location will always be protected. Doing it right the first time can save you time and energy. Don’t sacrifice the safety of your location to save money. Put the task of protecting the things you love in the hands of professionals like Sonitrol Security.