However, for multi faceted security and home automation, a home security camera – even the most deluxe available – just won’t cut it. You’ll want to look into complete home security systems. View in galleryBudget is the first consideration of whether or not to DIY or professionally install your home security system, although it’s not the only one. Obviously, doing it yourself will save money on installation charges and then the followup subscription fees. The DIY kits available on the market are sold as kits that are easily
installed and configured to meet your specific needs in your home. These kits are generally expandable, meaning that you can add components at your convenience as your needs change, although you’ll want certainly want to consider compatibility and expansion options in the early
stages of your home security system research. The DIY security systems reviewed in this article are self monitored, meaning that when devices and/or sensors are triggered, you’ll receive alerts or notifications directly. You will be responsible for contacting the appropriate emergency personnel as a result of those notifications; however, some DIY security system kits are offering professional monitoring services as an optional add on or on demand. Depending on the home security system’s components, installation might be as easy as using some double sided tape. Or it might be quite complex, requiring specialized tools and configurations. These would be your professionally installed security systems, which often provide 24/7 monitoring but may require multi year contracts.