Why You Should Never Choose a DIY System Over a Complete Home Security System

Why You Should Never Choose a DIY System Over a Complete Home Security System

Why You Should Never Choose a DIY System Over a Complete Home Security System

If you’re looking for home security systems, you’ve probably seen a host of home security products on the market. The manufacturers of these products make it seem like home security is so simple and that their products can replace a complete home security system. 

However, a professionally installed, complete home security system is the best way to keep your family, home, and belongings safe and secure.

This isn’t cleaning out your gutters or trimming the hedges — your family is at stake here — this is one time you do not want to go the DIY route.

DIY solutions don’t have nearly the capability — or the safety — of a professionally installed, complete home security system.

There’s simply no substitute for a complete home security system.

A quality residential security provider will work with you to develop a complete home security system that meets your needs, is properly installed, and will ensure that your family is protected no matter what disaster might come your way.

Learn more about how a DIY security system can leave you, your family, your home, and your valuables vulnerable, and the great advantages of a complete home security system.

Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) Motion Detectors

Installing PIR motion detectors to sound an alarm if someone enters the protected area is a common practice for people installing their own security systems. Yet, a professional installer realizes burglars will try common methods to defeat motion detectors, such as walking very slowly, staying outside of the detector’s coverage area, or even trying to overcome the heat detection of the PIR sensor. The key to 100 percent motion detection, 100 percent of the time, is through careful coordination of square footage, coverage angle patterns, multiple detector locations, and the type of detector appropriate for the area. You can only get this level of coverage from a complete home security system.

Door and Window Sensors

Door and window sensors are used to protect the weakest points of your home, but these devices should be a layer of your home security and not the sole means of monitoring and alarm. Many off-the-shelf sensors use outdated technology and are prone to triggering false alarms. Entry sensors work on a magnetic principle that can be overcome by most burglars who prevent the alarm from recognizing that the circuit between the magnet and the switch has been opened. Select a security firm that utilizes the latest security technology, which makes entry sensors resistant to physical disarming.

Security Cameras

Camera surveillance is a great way to monitor activity and provide visual proof to police, yet cameras with poor resolution or without night vision are useless. On top of that, the inexpensive security cameras used in DIY security systems are fraught with their own vulnerabilities. Lack of reliability because of streaming outages are a major issue, but an even greater problem is the lack of proper security coding, which means your own in-home camera can provide a digital window to allow outsiders to spy on your family.

A Complete Home Security System

Internet and cellular security systems are great, but if you don’t have a quality network to back them up, they can be useless. Choose a professional security company that can provide security, complete with backup communication options, integrated camera surveillance, and wireless smoke and carbon monoxide detectors so you get the comprehensive home protection that DIY security systems just can offer.

A complete home security system also gives you features that are not possible with a DIY security system. The capability of remotely monitoring your home gives homeowners peace of mind, especially when children are home alone. A text message or phone call is automatically sent when the security system has been breached, and if you forget to activate your system before leaving home, you can arm it remotely. Not only that, you can control lights, locks, appliances, thermostats, your garage and more, from anywhere — your phone, tablet, or wrist!

No one wants to believe that it will happen to them, but all homes, even apartments, are at risk of theft, intrusion, or an act of God. But a complete home security system will protect against all of these concerns and ensure that your family, your home, and your possessions are safe. It’s as simple as that.

At ProTech Security, we have a strong history of experience, innovation, and customer service. The ProTech Security Advantage is more than 35 years of service in Northeast Ohio and a strong commitment to providing quality, cost-effective protection for homes, businesses, educational institutions, and government facilities. To see what ProTech Security can do for you, contact us today.

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