Getting your security system installed by a pro saves you time and effort on installation. A professional with training and expertise will take care of all the hard work while you relax, knowing that your equipment has been installed properly. Sure, it gives the installer the chance to upsell you on equipment, but it also gives you the chance to ask for any advice you need to get the most out of your alarm system.
Now, these benefits come with an installation fee, so a pro install will likely cost you more than doing it yourself. You might, however, think getting someone else to do the hard stuff is well worth an extra $100 or so. If you have a busy schedule or you don’t feel confident installing your own equipment, an installation fee probably isn’t a bad deal.
Likewise, though you’ll save time on active labor, pro installation can still take time out of your day. You’ll have to schedule an appointment for installation, which can take several hours. That time won’t be spent actively installing a system, but it could mean you have to take off work or otherwise reschedule your day.
You should also consider that a pro installation often comes with more invasive installation. Your installer may need to drill holes and run cables through your house. That makes installation more permanent, which means moving your system can be more difficult.
Still, a professionally installed security system offers great convenience. If you value a low-effort, hassle-free experience, consider getting your alarm system professionally installed.
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