5 reasons not to go DIY on your home security system

You might think that getting the professionals in to design and install your home security system is money wasted. Particularly if you are someone who enjoys a DIY challenge, you might think that you can do just as good a job yourself. However, beware of going DIY on something as important as a domestic security solution, because no matter how good you think you are, the criminals are often much, much better.

  1. Nobody’s watching out for you
    Cheap DIY fitted home security systems don’t come with any form of monitoring or remote surveillance. This means your home is only protected by something noisy, maybe with a few security lights. This makes homes with DIY alarm systems prime targets for savvy burglars and criminals.
  2. Are you sure you’ve done it right?
    Your DIY home security system came with thorough instructions, but can you be sure that you’ve installed and set it up right? Can you adjust the sensitivity, reposition the cameras and ensure it is activated when it’s needed most? Chances are you can’t, and that means you could be unprotected when an intruder comes to call.
  3. You’re responsible for repairs and maintenance
    There are numerous reasons why a home security system may stop functioning properly. Problems with DVRs, cabling and motion sensors can be particularly hard to diagnose, but with nobody to fall back on but yourself, you could be left high and dry with no support from the experts. If your system becomes completely useless and you can’t find the fault yourself, your investment in home security will be money down the drain.
  4. It’s not a bespoke designed system
    Out of the box systems attempt to provide a ‘one size fits all’ solution to domestic security needs. But just as every family’s needs are different, so the homes they live in are varied, meaning it’s rare for a shop bought solution to adequately meet all their needs. This could leave you vulnerable because you didn’t have all the components you wanted, and could provide an opportunity for your security to be breached.
  5. Does it really do the job?
    Alarm systems that are installed by professionals like Gsec4 have been certified as providing effective audible and visual deterrents, as well as high quality, reliable performance. A shop bought system is more likely to be a minor irritation rather than the powerful warning you had hoped for, and is unlikely to do the job of scaring away the intruder in the same way a professional system would be able to.

Installing home security yourself might seem like a good idea on paper, but when it comes down to the actual results, chances are you’re not going to get the outcome you wanted. As much as you might be able to save a few pennies when you buy and fit your alarm, your decision could end up costing you dearly in the long run if the system becomes breached.