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Professional vs. DIY

Navigating the Installation Process.

One of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind regarding security systems, is whether one should pursue a professional installation or go the ever-growing, do-it-yourself route.

Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference, as both options have their various advantages.

Professional Installations 

Welcome to easy street.

With a professional installation, you can breathe easy knowing we’ll do all the heavy lifting. After connecting with you during our initial assessment, we’ll offer professional guidance and insight in laying out your system, suggesting best placement options for sensors, and answer any questions you might have. And if, for whatever reason, your system isn’t meeting your needs or an issue arises, we’ll make sure those are addressed quickly.

We’ll make sure everything is done correctly.

DIY

Putting security in your hands.

You’ll save a little money up front by not having a professional onsite to install, meaning you’re in control of placing your devices and ensuring everything is communicating well. You will also be on-call for any trouble-shooting issues. These types of systems are typically wireless, which means they shouldn’t be too difficult to install, and most companies offer a support line in case you get stuck. For some people, this type of security system perfectly fits their needs.

Other Considerations

  • Will your system be monitored and by whom? Is the central station UL listed?
  • Does your insurance provider require a certificate of installation to receive a discount on your insurance?
  • Will your insurance policies cover if an accident or injury occurs during installation?
  • Does your security provider offer quality support during installation and afterwards?
  • Are you aware of all the options and features your system comes equipped with?
  • Have you considered the value of your time to learn about and install your system in calculating your true DIY costs?
  • Are you aware of the codes and standards that govern how your system is installed and operated?

 

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask us!

If you’d like a free consultation with one of our security professionals, let us know and we’ll be happy to meet with you.

Let TECC help!

Our dedicated team is equipped to tackle residential and commercial projects of all scopes and size. We excel with new builds, residential and small businesses looking for a long-term partnership our clients can trust.

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