What is a DIY Home Security System?
A DIY security system can include all of the components and features of a conventional home security system, with the main difference being professional monitoring.
The DIY smart devices operate on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Z-Wave/Zigbee technologies. Many are compatible with Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and other voice-command home assistant hubs.
Another difference between conventional and DIY home security is building the system with components that make sense to the user. Homeowners may choose to create a sophisticated system of cameras, control hubs, keypads, door and window sensors, smart locks, smart lighting, motion sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and other elements. Or they may choose to start with the basics and add components over time.
These smart home protection systems are wireless, and most are easy to install, which may avoid professional installation costs.
Do-it-yourself home security systems don't require long-term contracts for professional monitoring. The homeowner has full control of the system devices through an app installed on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This mobile control allows the homeowner to self-monitor the home 24/7 from anywhere. The type of monitoring may include real-time video feeds and smartphone notifications for any activity.