Unlike professionally installed systems, home security systems that can be self-installed allow you to save on installation fees. You’ll likely find that installation fees can run anywhere between $50 and $200, so you’re able to save more installing your own system. One factor to keep in mind when choosing DIY installation is whether or not you feel comfortable with navigating technology. If you feel uncomfortable, it might be better to choose professional installation to avoid mistakes. One last benefit, however, of a DIY installation is that you don’t have to try to find a time to take off from work or on a weekend to schedule an appointment with a technician. So, a DIY installed system can save you additional money and time.
Home Security Frequently Asked Questions
If I don’t feel comfortable installing my security system, can a professional install it for me?
This will depend on the provider. Some providers like SimpliSafe and Nest offer professional installation as an option.
What could I expect to pay if I choose professional monitoring but have to sign a contract with either of these providers?
For the providers we have mentioned here, if you have to sign a contract for professional monitoring, you could expect to pay anywhere between $20.00/mo. – $35.00/mo.
If I want to monitor my home, do these providers offer security cameras.
Yes, if you want to self-monitor your home, each of these providers give you the ability to purchase a security camera with them. Please note that Protect America does not offer self-monitoring as an option.