DIY Home Security Systems VS Professional Installation

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Choosing to invest in security for your home or business is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your property. However, in this day and age, it can be difficult for individuals to choose between DIY security measures and professionally installed home security systems.

Brad Tolliver, the president of SMG Security Holdings, spoke with Fox News to help lay out the pros and cons of do-it-yourself security equipment versus professional system installation. Check out the interview here.

While DIY security solutions are easily accessible and simple to install, there remain factors to consider which may help highlight the benefits of a professionally installed system. Brad Tolliver explains in the interview with Fox your choice should depend heavily on how much time and effort you plan to put into the system.

Basically, this means, how much time are you willing to spend on installation, maintenance, and daily monitoring. Following that, you’ll need to think about your budget.

Professionally installed systems come with a variety of customized and advanced security measures, from control panels, cameras, and motion detectors, to remote control access. DIY security systems are often less advanced, but they also cost less.

Additionally, you’ll need to decide whether you want to pay for monthly monitoring. SMG Security provides these services through our Central Station 24/7, 365 days a year, even if our company didn’t install your system.

Whether you opt for DIY or professionally installed security cameras, alarms, or other security measures, the important thing is to always have some form of home security in place. Even if you’re not tech-savvy, and you don’t have the money for professional installation or monitoring services, you can still protect your home with basic things like smart locks and outdoor lighting.

Want to learn more about professional security options like residential alarms in Chicago and state-of-the-art camera systems from SMG Security? Contact us online, or when you call (847) 593-0999 today.

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