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DIY Home Security vs. A Professionally Installed System

DIY home security system disadvantages

While there are several ways to keep your home safe, one of the easiest ways to do so is to set up a reliable home security system.

 If a burglar has the opportunity to pick between multiple homes, the odds are strong that they will choose the property without an alarm system. Homes and businesses with signage suggests that an alarm system is active are far less likely to be targeted.

Many criminals will flee if they discover a security system while committing a crime. Unlike a guard dog, video monitoring can record a burglar in action to help catch the perpetrators.

A home security system can save you money on your homeowners insurance.

Homeowner’s insurance companies provide between a 5% to 20% discount on premiums for customers who install a security system.

Camera footage can also aid in filing a claim. The more documentation you have, the faster the claims process is going to be.

Disadvantages to DIY Home Security

When you are investing in the security of your home it is beneficial to have a professionally trained technician visit your home for a free consultation.

The majority of DIY home security companies do not provide onsite consultations.

While DIY systems can be cost efficient, they often have higher upfront equipment costs.

DIY security systems will also require significant time, effort and dedication. You have to determine what to buy, install each device properly and ensure that every item works correctly.

A DIY system may not be sufficient for homes or businesses that require complex security requirements.

If you are not technically inclined or do not have time available to spend hours installing hardware and setting up wireless connections then you should consider a professionally installed system.

If you are monitoring your DIY system yourself instead of having it professionally monitored, keep in mind that you are responsible for contacting the authorities if there are any problems.

A Professionally Installed Home Security System By Executive Security Consultants

All of our prices at Executive Security Consultants include professional installation.

Companies often have hidden fees and extra charges for installation of their products.

As a company, we believe in full transparency. Our team will never try to sell you any unnecessary equipment or charge you any hidden fees. Our goal is to provide you peace of mind with state of the art home security and a professional installation at a price that is right for YOU. This way, you’ll know exactly what you will be paying for before we arrive for your professional installation.

We offer the most comprehensive, state of the art alarm technology on the market; the 2Gig Go!Control Security and Automation System. The new touch screen LTE panels have police, fire and medical buttons at your fingertips in case of emergencies.

We are proud to be a family owned and locally operated home security provider. We are invested in the well-being of our community and its future.

We have over 30 years of experience and not one customer has received a rate increase since 1988!

Doug Huey, the owner and founder of Executive Security Consultants, received his training in wiring and electronics through the Ohio National Guard where he served as an Electronics Specialist for six years before launching his career in residential security in 1982.

Doug’s interest in home security dates back to his childhood when his grandfather tragically lost his life at the hands of a home intruder. Doug believes that had home security technology existed at that time, this tragedy might have been avoided. It is why he began working for the first residential security provider before establishing The Executive Security Consultants in 1988.

As a company, we also pride ourselves on delivering the most reliable customer service in the industry.

Unlike national security providers, we treat our customers as individuals, not numbers. Our personalized customer service and support telephone line is available at any time, day or night, to assist with any questions or concerns regarding your system.

We do not use subcontractors. Our technicians are highly qualified, continually educated, and trained by our product manufacturers to ensure that your system’s installation is conducted with the highest level of expertise.  

We know your local police, fire departments and community organizations. We are deeply invested in the security of our customers throughout Central Ohio. If you want to invest in the security of your home, we invite you to contact us today.

For thirty years our mantra has remained the same—Let Our Family Protect Your Family.

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