If you’re considering a surveillance and security system for your Utah home, you are likely researching your options. A quick Google search offers dozens of sites touting the ease and affordability of do-it-yourself systems – but is that the wisest choice?

As with all home automation and security systems, DIY equipment manufacturers and retailers want a piece of this rapidly growing market. And, because many consumers believe they can save money by designing and installing their own systems, more options are appearing online and on home improvement warehouse shelves every day.

Determining which option is best for you requires weighing the pros and cons of both options in the context of your goals and objectives.

Pros & Cons of a DIY Home Surveillance System Installation

When you purchase your own security camera, motion lighting and other surveillance and security components, you can research and choose the system that best suits your needs.

You can install your system at your convenience, placing the components in the location of your choosing. If you prefer to use wireless components, you have that option. If you don’t want to mess with running wires, you can choose components that operate via battery power.

You will be on your own, however, when it comes to programming the system. Most DIY component manufacturers offer some online resources to guide you but, chances are, you won’t have the option of talking to anyone who can help you in this endeavor.

Pros & Cons of a Professional Home Surveillance System Installation

When you purchase your system from a professional home security company, you will have dozens of systems and options to choose from. This way, you can also choose the system that works best for you.

Your home security company can also install the system on a day and time that is convenient for you and locate the cameras and sensors wherever you’d like them.

Depending on your preferences, you can choose wireless components and those that use batteries rather than having them hard-wired. However, the difference is that you’ll have an expert to explain each option and help you make the right choices. And, with a professionally installed system, you’ll have expert technicians to program, test and verify every aspect of your surveillance and security.

Why Do You Want a Home Surveillance System?

In today’s world, the question may be more appropriately asked as, “Why wouldn’t you want a home surveillance system?”

As a part of a home security system, surveillance equipment allows you to see – and be notified of – anything that happens in and around your property. You can see who’s at your door, but you can also see anyone trespassing or going somewhere they don’t belong. You can catch package thieves in the act and get a good look at someone prowling around the back yard.

Inside, you can see who comes and goes – and when. And, if someone does break in, your system can notify you instantly as well as contact the authorities.

The bottom line is that you want to provide a safe, secure environment for your family and protect your property. You want the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing you can see what’s going on at home whether you’re at work or on vacation thousands of miles away.

Are you really willing to trust anything that important to chance?

Before you opt for the do-it-yourself route, schedule a complimentary consultation with the home automation and security experts at AVI Systems. We are based in Draper, Utah, but we assist customers throughout the Salt Lake City area. Once you experience our exceptional service and learn more about our affordable pricing, we’re confident that you’ll trust us to assist you with your home surveillance system installation.