DIY home securitys: they say if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. The sensation of lack of danger or risk is probably the hardest perception to get in life, and that’s the reason why manifold families around the world are willing to change its birthplaces and cultures for another less hazardous new ones, just like a pair of dirty socks, dreaming about experiencing a crumb of this invaluable benefit of trustworthiness.
Numerous studies show homes without security systems, when compared to those with professionally monitored systems, are up to three times more likely to be burglarized because burglars are opportunistic by nature and are on the hunt for easy targets.
What is a home security?
Literally, a means or method by which something is secured through a system of interworking components and devices, which in households case, are networks of integrated electronic devices working together with a central control panel to protect against not only potential home intruders but also accidents like fires.
A typical one includes those three basic tenets:
- Surveillance (seeing what is happening inside and outside your home)
- Sensors (knowing when there is movement, water, fire or smoke in your home)
- Locks (securing your home with physical barriers)
Why a Security System? Three Powerful Reasons
No matter whether if at the end of the post you decide to go with DIY home securitys or a Traditional one, to keep your home as a spot to be safe and secure you should consider having one.
- When you advertise you have a home security system by displaying window stickers and yard signs, you’re letting burglars know the likelihood they will fail and be caught are very high. This is something DIY home securitys can rarely do.
- It gives you the ability and accessibility to remotely manage your house.
- Most home insurance companies provide great discounts up to 20 percent when you have one.
Old Reliable or New Unfamiliar?
That being said, what’s the option that best fits the pocket —learn more about how much home security costs— and in what concerns to functionality? Read on to find peace of mind and pick up!
Pros of a Traditional Security System
- No Additional Accessories Needed: Add-ons can be really expensive, but with a classical system you don’t need them, although you’ll probably be paying monthly fees.
- Complexity: most home alarm companies offer security options above and beyond their basic package: battery backups, redundant alerts, pet-immune motion sensors, panic buttons, fire monitoring (with fire company alert), and more. Not just a basic wireless security set.
- Unlimited Warranty and/or Support: You won’t be on your own, that means you’ll be able to call for regular tech support, free equipment upgrades, etc. On the other hand, with a traditional burglar alarm, your alarm company will replace faulty equipment free of charge, or at least at a reduced cost.
- Expert, Certified Mounting: Unless you’re a security professional, doing on your own increases the risk of incorrect installation of your home alarm system, but the traditional installation process often includes this as part of its service.
Pros of a DIY home securitys
- A One Time Fee for DIY home securitys: once you purchase your system, you won’t have additional alarm expenses, and it has most of the traditional system components you’re accustomed to: keypad, door sensors, window sensors, and motion sensors.
- Wireless: they are not hard-wired into your electrical system, which makes them easier to install, expand, move, upgrade, and change.
- Transferability: If you rent or might move in the future, it is easy to uninstall and take with you to your new location. This is particularly beneficial for renters —Who I think otherwise might not have the option for an alarm system.
- Everywhere Monitoring: Many DIY security systems offer ‘smart home’ features, which means that via an online portal or a mobile app you can adjust lights in your home, change the thermostat, and perform other adjustments, like monitoring.
Here a nice, varied list of the DIY trends for 2017.