Is a DIY Home Security Solution Really the Right Move For You?
With more and more homeowners needing to protect their families, possessions, and peace of mind, it’s easy to see how you might want to try to install your own security and surveillance systems. While this can be a great way to get minimal protection, it’s about as smart as doing your own plumbing! And we all know what that can cost you…
What you don’t know can hurt you
It’s an old saying, but it still holds true, especially in this case. When you’re setting up a home alarm system it means you’re left on your own to do research. Not that you can’t go online, read hours of reviews, and hope you make the right decision. It may be worth it to do this, but chances are you’ll spend a large amount of time doing this. Even after all this, you may have to upgrade other technological “products” in your home!
A professional surveillance and security company knows exactly what works with the layout of your home. They have the cameras and other techs necessary to make your home as safe as possible. They might even be able to upgrade your tech for a lesser price than your internet service provider would charge.
What about the technology?
Yes, the technology you have within the internet network of your home plays an important role in home security. To ensure the best performance, the system software has to be updated consistently. Without these important updates, you’re more vulnerable to attacks from hackers. Although many new surveillance systems have regular updates, it’s important to have the setup done by a professional who knows which steps to follow and which “boxes to check” during installation.
The “Administrator” of any network is the person who configures and optimizes network security and completes security risk assessments. When most people do anything with their own network, it becomes a “set it and forget it” situation. This is the worst thing possible for a living, breathing, security system! Having a person or company you can call if anything does go wrong with your network save BIG on time, frustration, and money spent fixing the problem.