Homeowners looking to install their own security system may learn the downside of a low end, self-installed security system. Many people find security alarms and video cameras at retail stores, and think they offer home protection. However without UL listed central station monitoring, an alarm is only a noise maker and intruders know it.
Risks of Self-Installed Security Systems
Consider the following disadvantages of installing a security system yourself:
- Research has shown that homeowners who have active monitoring on their alarm systems are 40% more likely to actually set and use their alarm systems compared to homeowners without active alarm monitoring.
- Improper equipment installation due to inexperience.
- There is no support if it doesn’t work properly so you must figure out how to fix it yourself.
- In the event of an emergency you have to call for help yourself. But what if you are not home, you are hurt or unconscious, or an intruder prevents it? If you are unable to call for help, having someone respond to the alarm is a benefit that counts in an emergency and could save your life.
- Recognizable security companies have signs and stickers posted in your yard or on your home act as a deterrent to criminals. Criminals looking for an easy target will look for homes that do not have branded security systems installed.
- Advanced security options are not available with self-installed security systems. Modern features are only available on professionally installed security systems such as alarm text and email notifications and remote arm/disarm features.
Think of your security system as an investment in your safety.
When it comes to the security of your family don’t take a chance on a self-installed security system. Trust professional security experts to install, maintain and monitor your security system for optimum safety. Contact Butler Durrell Security for a free estimate, fair pricing and local monitoring.