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A close up of a amateur security camera monitoring the backyard

When it comes to your security system, you may be tempted to save money and purchase an app-driven, DIY camera kit. They’re easy to use and install. However, they aren’t the best way to keep your home or business safe. Here are five reasons why you should avoid DIY surveillance systems and trust your security to a licensed professional.


  1. You WON’T GET A SECURITY ASSESSMENT You may think you know your home inside and out, but a professional security expert knows how to identify vulnerable areas you may not notice. In fact, a trained and experienced technician from a professional security company can assess your property and determine the best strategy to keep it safe.

  2. You may install your cameras incorrectly A common mistake property owners make when installing their own cameras is selecting the wrong location. Installing cameras too high, too low or in the wrong area can render them ineffective. The same goes for motion sensors. Misplaced cameras and sensors can lead to false alarms, incomplete visual coverage and break-ins that go undetected.

  3. You may miss a security emergency If your DIY security system does capture a break-in or other emergency, it’ll be up to you to call the authorities. But what if you’re at a business meeting or dinner party and can’t check your phone? A professional security company will monitor your security system 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you don’t have to. Consequently, help is sure to be reached if you need it.

  4. You’ll have inadequate service and technical support Many app-operated surveillance systems don’t provide adequate technical support if something goes wrong. A professional security service provider, however, will answer your call and quickly send out a technician to assess and repair problems. Moreover, security professionals provide annual inspections to make sure your system operates optimally.

  5. You may end up with devices that don’t work together DIY security systems are often incompatible with your carbon monoxide or smoke detector. A professional security company can roll all your safety and security needs into one package.



At Guardian Security Solutions, we offer home and business security systems and security camera installations. We also provide commercial access control systems and alarm systems for your business. To learn more or schedule an installation, contact us today at our Calgary or Lethbridge location.



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