Do It Yourself Home Security: What You Should Know

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DIY home security systems are becoming increasingly more popular. What you should know about DIY home alarm systems and how Security One can help.

DIY Home Security

Probably the best part of your DIY home security system is all the money you will save!

Consumers have responded extremely well to Do It Yourself (DIY) alarm systems, due primarily to the benefits of wireless technology. Many home security providers now offer a wireless option. However, not all security companies offer DIY and not all that offer DIY systems are actually DIY. For example, unless the system is 100% wireless, with a cellular connection to monitoring, it will not be DIY.

Here are a couple other tips for finding the best DIY alarm systems:
1) Cellular monitoring should come standard – don’t accept any added fees.
2) Choose a company offering a wide range of wireless equipment, to cover all types of emergencies. Besides burglary, protect for threats like fire, flooding and leaks, freezing temperatures that could burst pipes, carbon monoxide, etc.
3) Since you’ll be receiving advice over the phone, read the customer reviews to find a company that provides great service.
4) Make sure your security contract stipulates that you own the equipment, so you can take it with you when you move.
5) Make sure the provider won’t increase your monthly fee if you add sensors in the future.
6) All alarm systems require electricity to run, so find a system that includes a good back-up battery, lasting at least 24 hours, to get you through power outages.
7) DIY sensors run on batteries, usually lasting as long as 5 years. Look for a system that can notify you if any of the batteries are running low.

Typically you can order a DIY systems online or over the phone, as is the case with Security One. All the components should arrive at your house pre-programmed for wireless communication. The box will include simple instructions, and the Security One will have a support rep standing by to walk you through setup over the phone, if you desire. Also Security One will provide a YouTube video that can be watched providing step by step instructions on how to set up your DIY alarm fast and easy. It will literally be a matter of minutes for you to set up your entire system.

Probably the best part of your DIY home security system is all the money you will save! With a do it yourself alarm system kit you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It's that simple. Save money and time not having to schedule for a technician to come out to your home.

With wireless DIY home alarm equipment, you get flexibility as well as simplicity. For example, you can move your equipment anytime you want. You can also augment the system with new security equipment whenever you need to. Start with the basics and increase your protection and features later, as budget permits, rather than having to buy thousands of dollars worth of security equipment all at once. There should be no additional expense, except for the cost of the sensor.

With Security One you’ll find DIY is really the right choice, because of its many advantages over hard-wired alarm systems:
-Save Money: No installation fees
-Convenience: No waiting for technicians. Set up your security system on your own schedule.
-Safety- Much more reliable connections between your home and the monitoring team, so they can send help when you need it.
-No Phone Line Required: DIY home security systems are equipped for cellular signaling so you don’t need a landline, an internet connection or even a cell phone.
-Aesthetics: No holes in your walls, keep your home looking beautiful.

For more information visit us online to learn more and get your home security system setup at or call us toll free at 888.584.5152.

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