Home Alarm Monitoring: DIY vs Paying a Professional

Even though every 13 seconds a burglary occurs, only 17% of homes are properly protected. When you decide to secure your home, it’s vital you hire a professional to do the job right. Save the DIY for another day! Don’t just take our word for it, find out why:

Pain Free Alarm Monitoring Installation

The best part about a professional installing your alarm system, is that it’s not your responsibility. You get to relax, take the dog for a walk, or work at your home office all while the installation process is taking place.

A professional has knowledge and expertise in the field, so you don’t have to worry about whether the job is being done correctly. When you do it yourself, you cant be sure if you’re doing it right or not. You can follow the online article or YouTube video step by step, but without a professional’s help, you can never be sure. Unless of course the installation process fails, and your security system doesn’t work at all. Then you would have to call a professional to come out anyways and you’d be out double the money.

If you go the DIY route, there is a chance you might miss a very important step. A professional can and will walk you through the process and give you tips on how to best secure your home.

24/7 Alarm Monitoring

With APC, when we install your home security system, you have trained professionals on the other side that will contact emergency personnel if needed at a moments notice.  The Alarm Center Operator is trained to handle any potential situation that may happen in your home. That service is just not possible with a DIY alarm monitoring system because it takes extensive time and expertise.

Part of our 24/7 service and innovative technology is the use of broadband, digital, and cellular monitoring. That means that you have full access to your alarm and security system wherever you are in the country! Whether you have that itching feeling that something is wrong, or you forgot to turn the alarm on, online alarm monitoring will allow you to can handle the situation with just a few clicks.

Plus if you system unexpectedly stops functioning properly, our APC service technicians are available any time, day or night.

State-Of-The-Art Alarm Monitoring Systems

APC installs the highest quality alarm systems the industry has to offer. Along with its’ digital capabilities and Alarm Center Operator feature, our technology is capable of handling fire, carbon monoxide, and video surveillance systems. A DIY alarm monitoring system simply cannot compete with that.

What about the price? The obvious pro about DIY installation is that it’s free, but as we’ve seen time and time again, free is not always the best option. Security equipment is also more expensive for personal installation and often times, you will not qualify for any equipment warranties. Alarm monitoring at APC can be very affordable, starting at only $16.95 per month!

The Verdict

It’s a no brainer- have a trained professional install you home security system. Professionals, like us at APC America, can easily connect to emergency dispatch if need be, install and educate you about your system, and have products you can’t just buy off the shelves.

At APC America, we provide peace of mind to thousands of people in the Toledo area. We work tirelessly to ensure the safety of every one of our clients. Our commitment to the highest standards is just one reason why we are leaders in the industry. Call us today if you have any questions or would like a free quote: (419) 531-3400.