Considering 3 out of 4 homes in the U.S. will be broken into within the next 20 years, it makes sense that families across the country will want to take action in protecting their property. These days most families choose to secure their homes with either professionally installed security or a DIY home security system. Yes, there will always be a preference for one over the other; however, for the sake of making the lives of families easier, we’re going to run through the most common myths about DIY home security. Read on to discover which theories are bologna and why DIY could be the right option for your home.

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Myth #1: “DIY Installation is Time Consuming”

Installing a DIY  home security system isn’t equivalent to working on an elaborate science experiment. Completion also doesn’t require a specialized degree or an interest in hardware and technology. Most installations have easy-to-follow instructions that you can complete within a timely manner.

In fact, when you choose to protect your home with security equipment from a DIY company like Protect America, you can expect installation to take under an hour. Most steps are in the user manual and typically security companies will label each piece of the equipment so you can quickly see where it goes.

Similarly, taking installation in your own hands means you don’t have to wait around for the installation guys to show up. The process is completely on your schedule.

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Myth #2: “I Won’t Be Able to Install the Equipment Correctly”

Even with the guidance of a user manual, some might still find completing a DIY installation challenging. If you’re stressing about not being able to install the equipment correctly, don’t worry. There are DIY home security companies with security professionals that are just a phone call away. When you call in for assistance, this team of experts will walk you step-by-step through the installation process. They’ll answer any questions you have about your system to make sure you understand how it works and protects your home. They can also make sure the equipment in your package is where it needs to be to keep your family safe.

Myth #3: “I Don’t Have the Right Tools for Setup”

For some reason, when people hear the words “DIY home security” they immediately think of drills. Or hammers. But the truth is, most DIY installations don’t require any additional tools or hardware. Everything you need will be included in your security package, including a screwdriver. So put the toolbox away and remember, if you’re comfortable hanging a photograph then you can complete a DIY installation. In most cases, you can rely on your user manual for assistance, but you can also find additional guidance from a security specialist.

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Find Quality DIY Home Security With Protect America

Stay in control of your home’s security with a DIY home security system from Protect America. We’ve been protecting homes and families for over 25 years with best-in-class security equipment. Our customizable packages include innovative devices that secure the interior and exterior of your home. Because our equipment is professionally monitored, you can rest easy knowing your loved ones are being protected around-the-clock. The best part is, you can install our DIY equipment in under an hour, leaving the process unobtrusive to your hectic schedule. If you run into any questions, our award-winning team of security experts is just a phone call away and ready to help acquaint you with your system. Click here to request a free quote today.