In the area of home security, there is good news. The FBI reports that over the past 17 years the property crime rate in the U.S. has declined. On the other hand, the threat of break-ins never goes away. In fact, approximately 2.5 million burglaries occur in the U.S. every year, and 66% of those are home break-ins.
Finally, the National Council for Home Safety and Security says homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be burglarized than homes that have these systems.
Given these statistics, it only makes good sense to protect your home, family, and possessions with a home security system. And increasingly many are turning to DIY home security systems.
Reasons to Go DIY
Here are a few of the reasons many homeowners are electing to install their own home security systems.
They’re easy to install
You don’t have to be a home repair genius to install these systems. Without having to use any special tools or installation wizardry, these systems can usually be installed quite easily in an afternoon. It’s largely a matter of following the directions, placing a few sensors in the right places, and connecting some wires. Voila, you’re done!
They save on installation costs
Because these systems come pre-packaged with the appropriate software, you can install them yourself without having to pay an installation fee.
They’re readily expandable
Once you’ve installed your security system, you might eventually decide you want additional features, and that’s no problem. Today’s DIY security systems allow you to easily add an almost unlimited number of additional features. You can add things like additional security cameras for improved video surveillance, home automation, access control systems, and motion sensors that turn on lights when the sensor is triggered. Other add-on features might include 24/7 monitoring, fire alarms, and smart home features.
The First Name in Security Alarm Systems in Chicago
At Alert Protective Services, home security is our specialty, and if you want to install your own system, we can offer you a number of outstanding choices. At Alert Protective Services we know that each home has its own unique needs and knowing that we offer homeowners a choice of three DIY security kits. They are the Platinum, Gold, and Silver kits. Each has its own array of security features, and each can be expanded to meet your changing needs.
Once you’ve decided on the security solution that’s best for you and place your order, our specialists will pre-program your system. After it arrives at your home, in a matter of minutes you can have your system installed and up and running.
And by the way, if you need commercial security, Alert Protective can provide that as well. We offer an array of business security systems with features such as fire alarm systems and card access. So for both home and commercial security, always make Alert Protective your first choice among Chicago security companies.
Don’t take chances with your home, your possessions, your family, or your business. For the very best in home and commercial security and peace of mind, contact Alert Protective to speak to one of our security experts. Let us design a DIY system that meets your needs and provides you with the ultimate in security services.