Since do-it-yourself is such a popular concept, it makes sense that homeowners may be interested in DIY home security. Monitoring your own security system is not unheard of, and it’s an option some homeowners may decide is the best option for them. If you’re considering monitoring your own alarm system, here are some things you may wish to consider.
Your Own Comfort Level
What is your comfort level with home maintenance, generally speaking? If you have installed and maintained a variety of systems in the home and the results have been successful, then DIY home security may be something that works for you. But if you have little experience with being in the driver’s seat on major home projects – in particular, projects that require you to respond proactively on your own accord at a moment’s notice – then you may not have the necessary comfort level for monitoring your own alarm system.
There are Big Differences
Unlike hooking up a sound system or rewiring a lighting fixture, monitoring your own security system requires you to be prepared to respond to real emergencies in your own home. Sometimes, those emergencies are a matter of life and death. If there’s a fire or break-in at your home, will you have time or the presence of mind to call for help? Many homeowners would say no. There’s a big difference between monitoring your own alarm system and the average home improvement project, and that needs to be taken into consideration.
Mobile Alerts Can Be Missed
A professionally monitored security system will send mobile alerts to your phone when an alarm signal is triggered. Yes, some DIY security systems do the same. But what if your phone is turned off while you’re at work, the gym, the movies, or volunteering at the kids’ school? It can be all too easy to miss a mobile alert; if you have a professionally monitored system, help will be called no matter what. If you don’t, then the responsibility to call for help is yours.
These are important things to consider when it comes to DIY home security vs. professional security system monitoring. To learn more about either option, contact F.E. Moran Security Solutions. We will be happy to answer your questions.
About F.E. Moran Security Solutions
Since 2003, F.E. Moran Security Solutions has been a relationship-driven security company that is provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring – and now, our services include smart home upgrades. We are proud that one of the top 50 security companies in the U.S., ranked by SDM Magazine, is our Illinois home security company.