There are so many options out there for a home security system — there are DIY (do it yourself) systems and there are professionally installed systems. What is the best home security camera installation? Before you jump into any system, you should compare the pros and cons of each. And it’s not all always just about cost — both a DIY security system and professionally installed home security system can be similarly priced. So then what are the benefits? Which one will fit your particular need?

DO IT YOURSELF — OR NOT?

First, let’s look at DIY systems. One of the positive aspects of DIY security systems is that most are sold as starter kits, so you can add features as you need them or can afford them. The biggest negative side is that there is no customer support, you are truly on your own for installation and upgrade. And since each system is slightly different from brand to brand, it’s very difficult to comparison shop. Also what system might be available to you now, might not be available when you are ready to upgrade.

PROFESSIONAL HOME SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION

When you’re looking for home security installation, a professional company can provide you with many options – from a starter system to a sophisticated smart home. These systems, installed by a trained technician, generally come with 24/7 professional monitoring. That means trained dispatchers at alarm-monitoring centers verify triggered alarms and alert the authorities. Many systems offer a smartphone app for remote control and monitoring. (Your home is not smart if you have to use multiple different apps to control it!) A good example of a truly smart home is with the new Honeywell Total Connect App.  With the ability to connect to all of your smart home devices, cool live video doorbell cameras feeds, remote control, and so much more, Alamo Smart Home really does it all. You can control your home security system with any of your smart devices like Alexa, Apple WatchOS, or Android Wear OS. In addition, video cameras come complete with 720p high definition video quality imaging, weatherproof design, and night vision for crystal clear pictures —  no matter what time of day it is.

 

LOCAL OR NATIONAL COMPANY

The old adage, think globally, act locally, makes sense when you are choosing the best home security camera system. When your peace of mind is on the block, it makes sense to choose a local company that knows the area, and how best to protect your family, your home, and your belongings. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and serving all of The Lone Star State, Alamo Smart Home is the “Highest Rated Home Security Company” in Texas! Reviews from more than 300 customers reveal Alamo as a tried and true, trusted company. The company offers everything from simple security system updates to comprehensive ground-up designs in both residential and commercial settings. The Alamo Smart Home Team knows what Texans value and is situated to serve residents much better than can the giant national companies.  Call Alamo Smart Home today at 210-625-6575 for a free quote — and two months free!