The benefits of having a professional install a burglar alarm and the dangers & mistakes of doing this yourself

The benefits of having a professional install a burglar alarm and the dangers & mistakes of doing this yourself

So, you’ve made the decision to install a burglar alarm in your home. One of the next decisions you will be faced with is whether you attempt to install the alarm yourself, or you utilise a professional service to install the system for you.

On the surface, it seems like the first option of installing it yourself might be the cheaper and better option, however, it’s important to understand the dangers of self-installation before you get started. As mistakes made down the line can be problematic and costly.

Firstly, let’s talk about the pros and cons of DIY installation.


- No installation fees.

This is probably the biggest reason people consider DIY installation. By skipping out the use of a tradesperson to install your alarm system there’s one less person you have to pay, saving you money in the process.

- Installation can fit into your schedule

If you employ a specialist to fit your alarm system you will have to arrange a time for them that is suitable for both of you. For someone working 9-5 this can be tricky.


- It’s a faff

To install your own alarm system it means first reading the manual, speaking to customer service, familiarising yourself with the tools and technology at work and then actually doing the hard work of installing it. For someone who hasn’t done something like this before, this can be very tricky and time-consuming.

- It can be unsafe

When you have your burglar alarm system installed by a professional you will be able to rest assured that no dangerous wires, cut corners or bodged elements will put you and your family at risk in the future.

- Problems with warranty

You may not qualify for warranties if no one can guarantee the alarm system was installed correctly. This could get you into trouble down the line if your home suffers a robbery or fire and the security company claims the system was installed incorrectly. Having a professionally installed alarm system protects you against this.

For us, the choice of professionally installed vs. DIY burglar alarm is a clear one. During our time working with homes around the areas of Rugby and Warwickshire we’ve helped install numerous alarm systems quickly and successfully.

At Octech Security Services, we specialise in the installation, service and repair of both wired and wireless burglar alarm systems, whichever your preference may be. To book your burglar alarm installation, service or repair get in contact with our expert team today.