Are you one of the hundreds of Lowcountry homeowners looking to install or upgrade your home’s security system?
Now more than ever in the history of electronic security systems, there are literally hundreds — possibly thousands — of different types and brands of alarm systems available in today’s market.
One branch of security systems that have gotten a lot of attention recently are do-it-yourself or DIY home security systems.
DIY security systems compare with traditional systems in that instead of a having a licensed professional install and maintain your system, the homeowner would take the responsibility of installing and programming the various components that keep their family and property safe.
DIY Security Systems Untested By National Standards
In a recent review of a popular DIY security systems, equipment was found to not be tested by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), which ensures an independent, third-party has properly tested the equipment for reliability and verify its safety in accordance to national standards and codes.
Probably the most shocking part of the review was the base control station, or panel, was one of the pieces of equipment that wasn’t tested against national safety and reliability standards.
As the piece of equipment that’s in charge of sending the emergency signal to the monitoring center and authorities, it’s something that is making homeowners think twice about DIY security equipment.
Professional Installations Are Needed For Best Results
Every home is different. Each one has it’s own distinct layout and various security needs that require the trained eye of a home security expert.
With a professional consultation and installation you can ensure that:
- You’re identifying all potential security weak points with your home security consultation, and
- You’re ensuring the components covering those weak points are properly installed & tested.
This ensures you get the best security system possible for your unique location.
Professionals Provide Peace of Mind
By having your system installed by local, licensed, insured professionals, you get the extra security blanket of having the ability to speak with a real support rep or technician who can assist you over the phone or visit your location in case you have any issues or need additional protection for your home.
So when it comes to home security, you can clearly see why homeowners prefer a professional service rather than going it alone with their security.