DIY (Do-it-Yourself) Installation

For most people, the advantages of DIY home security systems far outweigh the disadvantages.

In a DIY installation, you buy the security system from a security company and then install it yourself. DIY installation has become commonplace, so many of the best home security companies offer great customer care, live support, and video guides to make it as easy as possible for even the least technically capable homeowner.

Advantages of DIY home security systems

Cost of setup

DIY is not simply cheaper, it’s completely free. This is the biggest advantages to doing it yourself. You don’t have to pay any installation fees.


When installing a home protection system yourself, you don’t have to schedule and wait for a professional to come and install it.


A common complaint about the home security industry is the need to pay a new installation fee, or renew a lengthy contract, if you move home. If you install the system yourself, when you move to a new home, you simply take the system with you and install it again, saving you potentially significant costs.


Wireless security systems are not complicated to install, and most companies that provide DIY security systems will have very clear instructions to help you do it quickly and easily.

Other things to consider with DIY home security systems

Cost of setup

The cost of installation is lower, but sometimes the systems themselves can be more expensive because you usually have to own the equipment, not lease it. Although, upfront payment usually means a cheaper monthly fee and shorter contract.


It takes time to install and you have to do it yourself. With a professional installation, you can just sit back and let someone else do everything for you!

Always make sure to read all of the information about a security system and how easy or hard it is to install before you open your wallet. We rate and review the best home security systems to help you choose the most appropriate one for you. Our expert reviews contain all the details you need to make an informed decision.

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