Security Installation: Do it yourself or hire the professionals?

by | May 31, 2017 | Blog, Safety

Doing things yourself may be trendy for home décor, but there are important reasons why you should not DIY your security installation.

When trying to save money, foregoing the installation cost for a new security system may seem like a good idea. However, when it comes to safety, it is important to realize that corners should not be cut. Whether the security system you want is for a business or a home, you want the highest quality of security installation.

Do you think the safety and security of your family and belongings is worth risking to save a couple of bucks?

Understand the factors:

Do you have the know-how to install a security system properly? Doing it yourself means knowing not only how to install but also where to place all the components for maximum security. There is also a chance you might miss something, causing more time, effort and the chance for an undetected break-in.

Having a professional technician gives you the best chance for a proper security installation. They know what to do if something goes wrong. All SEi technicians are trained to walk through the entire system, and they will troubleshoot any problems before leaving you with your new security system.

Know the cost:

Equipment purchased yourself is typically more expensive due to a higher markup for individuals versus companies. Companies providing installation may come with cost-saving incentives and promotions. While it does cost extra to get the security installation done professionally versus doing it yourself, you may end up paying more for equipment- making the price more similar than it appears.

Pros versus Cons:

A con of having a professional install your security system can be scheduling an appointment. You are busy, and having the free time to be at home and wait for a technician to come to your house for installation can be a pain. Fortunately, with SEi, we are in and out of your home or business as fast as possible. We come at the time you schedule, versus other companies that may send a window of time. Plus, we will always be flexible and accommodating to your schedule.

The biggest pro to having a professional install your security system is certainly the 24/7 monitoring. In the case of an emergency, there is no replacement for instantaneous police and fire notifications. SEi monitors all security systems from our Customer Care Center located in Omaha, Nebraska. We have the ability to dispatch emergency vehicles to your location regardless if the emergency is fire, water, gas, intrusion, or medically related.

So please, take it from the professionals, and do not install your security systems yourself. SEi is here to guarantee that your system is safe, working, and monitored 24/7.

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