Video doorbells can help you manage who and what is at your front door. Viewing package deliveries, answering the door from your mobile device, and being able to see who is at your front door will make your busy family life easier and more secure.
Even if you are handy with tools and are comfortable with technology, there are some cons to weigh up when thinking about DIY home security. It’s not always worth the hassle of DIY just to save a few dollars. In the long run, your home may be more secure, and have smarter features, if you choose a professional security company instead.
Here are just a few drawbacks to a do-it-yourself video doorbell installation:
1) Heavy Cost
DIY components cost more upfront, including between $200 to $350 for a starter package, with upcharges for extras: like security cameras, video doorbells, and extra sensors.
It’s easy to see that the higher monthly cost for a professional system can quickly eliminate its initial price disadvantage over a DIY system.
2) Improper Installation
You need to be aware of the proper device settings, how to sync them to your alarm panel, the maximum distance you can have between devices, which devices act as a signal repeater, and more. Remember that upon professional installation of a security system, your technician will do a system check to ensure functionality, and teach you how to use the system.
When hardwiring a hoop doorbell into the place of your existing doorbell you need to remember to turn off the power before attempting installation.
It can come as a bit of a shock – so to speak – when you realize that there is power running to your doorbell! So make sure that you select the correct circuit to shut off before attempting the DIY project.
4) No Warranty
Ever have trouble with technology and wish you could call someone and have them fix it for you? With a professional security system provider, you can get support over the phone or in person. If equipment malfunctions, a service technician will make a home visit and rectify any problems with your smart doorbell camera setup.
If the equipment is faulty, they will replace it. No screwdrivers, hammers, or hair pulling! It’s up to your provider to make your life easier. With a DIY system, the warranty is usually limited, and therefore the cost of repairs and replacement parts could also be entirely on you.
5) No Monitoring
To enable all the features of your DIY security system, you may need to pay a monthly subscription fee to ensure you receive alerts and self-monitor your system. Not all DIY systems have professional monitoring service options.
Once you put in your system and choose self-monitoring, you may then realize that this feature isn’t functioning as you wanted. Do not leave it till afterward to learn that this feature isn’t available, and then be faced with having to install a completely new system.
Assessing the many characteristics of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) security systems is an important step in helping determine the most efficient and effective solution to safeguard your home and loved ones.
Weighing the above points you may well decide that you need a professional to help you. Why wait? Call for professional help on 1300 016 017 for smart doorbell camera setup