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The 1990's were not all that long ago. In those days it was a common practice to have a professional help you in selecting and then installing your home security system. Those days are long gone but some people, if not most, still prefer to have a professional installation backed by one of the top brand name home security companies.

These days you can get a ton of information about home security systems from the internet. Thanks to help from the internet, the birth of the DIY (do-it-yourself) home security system has emerged and it is here to stay. The bottom line is that people just want to save some money. In 2008 gas prices rose to over $4 per gallon, the mortgage market was near collapse and the general economy was in a serious state of despair. The 21st century has brought us to the edge of financial collapse and so we are all looking for ways to save a buck. However, this is only one of the reasons why people decide to install their own system.

If you are considering using the DIY method for home security then there are a few things to consider. Sure, doing the work yourself can cut the installation costs by as much as 50%, but you will also need to be handy with tools and electrical equipment, and you will also need to extremely good at following directions. Keep in mind that one of the biggest advantages for going with professional home security system installation is that you will have a service provider that is ready and on call if something should go wrong or if there is something that you just don't understand.

When you opt for a hardwired programmable and monitored home security system from one of the well known companies, you can rest assured that the installation process will go smoothly in most cases. Trying to install a hardwired system on your own can be a nightmare. Hardired home security systems that include a control panel require that you measure the wire-runs for each room, each window and each door. After this has been accompliched, you must cut and strip the wire, install the wiring through your walls and the connect the wires to the control panel of your home security system. Doing a hardwired installation by yourself is a process that could take you days or even weeks to accomplish.

Keep in mind that professional installers do hundreds of home security systems every year. They have pretty much 'seen it all' and they are who you should turn to in order to understand the scope of your particular project and to give you an accurate quote for the type of security system that you are interested in.

When deciding whether or not you should tackle the job yourself, you might want to ask friends, neighbors and relatives if they have had any experience with DIY house protection or if they have subscribed to full-blown home security system monitoring from a company. Then they can share there experiences and give you a better idea of what you could potentially be up against.

If you are going to install your own system then there is a very good chance that you are going to install a wireless home security system. Wireless systems have been growing in popularity and they are especially popular with do-it-yourself (DIY) installers. They are simply easier to install and easier to understand than a hardwired system. Wireless home security systems don't require you to run wires through your walls (Except the one power wire for the control box). Wireless home security systems have less parts so they are easier to maintain.

There are advantages and disadvantages with owning a wireless or hardwired home security system. In general, the wireless systems are easy to install and can also be moved if you happen to relocate to a different residence. Hardwired systems can cost a bit more but they might be well worth the extra money if you can afford it. The hardwired home security systems are a better long term solution and can give you greater peice of mind when they are monitored by a company and installed by a professional.

If you do decide to install a home security system yourself then take the time to ask yourself a few questions. What are the codes and standards in your location for how home security systems are installed and operated? Can the system that you are buying be upgraded at a later time? Do you feel comfortable with the options and features of the system that you are installing? Have you taken into consideration how much time you are going to have to dedicate to this project? Do you really have the tools, time, knowledge and patience that it will take to tackle this project?

Whether you decide to install a home security system yourself or leave it up to the professionals is completely up to you. One thing is sure. If you choose neither option then you will have an increased chance of being burglarized or having your home invaded by the bad guys.


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