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Do It Yourself Home Security System Reviews

Our expert reviews of the best do it yourself security sytems in the country

Professional installation of your home security system is a thing of the past. Most reputable home security system companies offer do it yourself installation, which makes the services far more affordable. Our experts reviewed the best DIY security systems and found that the installation process is relatively simple with these companies. If you’re handy and want to save some money, we recommend that you take a look at the best DIY security systems on the market.

Best DIY Home Security Systems – Reviewed by Home Security Experts
FrontPoint Security Reviews - Best Overall Home Security System

FrontPoint Security

Winner our “2013 Best Home Security System Companies”, FrontPoint Security offers the best the industry has to offer.

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Protect America Reviews - Best Overall Home Security System

Protect America

With low up-front costs and affordable monthly monitoring charges, Protect America is a leader in wirless DIY security systems.

Call Protect America: 1 (855) 714-7788

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Vivint Security Reviews - Best Overall Home Security System

Vivint Security

By far the coolest home security system company out there with apps, home automation, and tons of extra services to enhance a security system.

Call Vivint Security: 1 (855) 718-5566

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When it comes to do it yourself security systems, our staff recommends sticking to companies that have reputable equipment brands as part of their home security systems. Brands like GE Security and Honeywell are some of the brands to look out for. The systems are only as good as the equipment that comes with them.

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About Our List of the Best Do It Yourself Security Systems

Learn about how we created our list of the best do it yourself security systems

Professionally installed home security systems are not the only option these days, but many consumers question whether they can properly install a do it yourself security system. For those that are confident they are handy enough to install a security system themselves, our experts reviewed the best DIY security systems on the market. Our list will help consumers decide whether or not they should leave it to the professionals or save a few bucks while doing it themselves.

Here are some frequently asked questions about our list of the best do it yourself security systems:


Not all DIY security systems are easy to install and many companies offer this kind of service, but there are lots of questions that consumers ask when deciding whether to pass on a professionally installed home security system. While it largely depends on how handy the consumer is, we found that equipment quality, documentation, and support, played a huge role in how difficult the process is for the average consumer. Our experts wanted to share this information and hope that consumers do their due diligence prior to taking on the task of installing their own security system.

Help consumers pick the best DIY security system for their homes
Our experts recommend that consumers do their homework before buying a DIY security system and make sure that they choose a company that offers a great solution. There are plenty of DIY solutions to choose from, but our DIY security system review can really help consumers make the right choice. Our staff is committed to answering the questions that consumers have when deciding whether they should do it themselves or stick to a professional installation.

Save consumers time while searching for the best DIY home security system
Doing a little upfront research to find the best DIY security systems may take some time, but not doing your research can make the installation process even more time consuming. Our team has created comprehensive do it yourself security system reviews in order to streamline the homework we recommend everyone do before taking on a DIY project. We provide recommendations that will help guide you to choosing the best DIY security system and save you the hassle of choosing one that is a pain to install.

Help consumers save money while buying a do it yourself home security system
Most consumers looking to buy a DIY security system are looking to save a few bucks by not having to pay a professional for installation. We want all of our visitors to find the best deal and price on their do it yourself security system. Our staff knows how to save and how to find the best deals. We include coupons, discount codes, and tips to saving money in all of our DIY security system reviews. Saving money is one way we say thank you to our visitors for doing their homework.

Our process of choosing the best DIY security systems is similar to the way we conduct all of our home security system reviews. We still conduct our secret shopping, write comprehensive reviews, and vote for the best do it yourself security system. The only difference is that we spent a little more time focused on the installation process, documentation, and customer support that each company offers.

Have experts secretly shop for the best DIY home security systems
Part of our process of reviewing the top DIY security systems is to have our experts secretly shop and document their experiences. The team calls as if they are a typical consumer and asks all the common questions that a consumer might ask while buying a DIY security system. The process is extremely effective in creating reviews that are useful to consumers and designed to help guide consumers when deciding whether or not to get their security system professionally installed.

Have our experts write comprehensive DIY security system reviews
Once we go through the process of secretly shopping for the different DIY security system companies, we have our experts collaborate to write comprehensive DIY security system reviews. The team works together to share notes and discuss their experience installing the security systems each company sells. Throughout the process, the reviews are checked to ensure we answer the common questions that consumers would have while researching this type of home security system.

Vote to decide the top DIY security systems on the market
Once our do it youself security system reviews are written, the entire team sits down to discuss the companies that we reviewed. We believe that voting to determine the top DIY security systems is the best way to make our recommendations. The team requires that the decision is unanimous and that everyone agrees on the recommendation that we give consumers. We feel that this provides an honest and shared opinion of our home security experts.

We believe that having domain expertise in the home security industry is an important part of writing trustworthy recommendations. We hired seasoned home security experts to work with us throughout the process of reviewing the top security system companies and these are the experts that helped us create our list of the top DIY security systems in the country. If our experts found installing a particular company’s DIY security system difficult, they aren’t listed on our site.

We hire experts to research each company offering do it yourself home security systems
Our team is dedicated to backing our recommendations with years of industry knowledge and experience. When consumers look for help choosing a DIY security system, there aren’t many people who can say that they’ve purchased systems or installed systems from the top companies. We hire home security experts to conduct our reviews and this gives us the expertise necessary to properly assess the home security system companies that we review.

Our experts write comprehensive a DIY security system review for each company
When we put together our DIY security system review, our team relies on the experience of our home security experts to properly create the most comprehensive reviews. We review the equipment quality, difficulty of the installation, and installation support. The team focuses on answering the questions that consumers need answered and are much less concerned about the technical details of each security system.

Our experts remain unbiased when writing each DIY home security review
Our team is dedicated to remaining unbiased while conducting all of our security system reviews and is committed to serving the consumer’s best interest. Our staff vows to keep personal opinions to themselves until the team has mutually agreed upon our recommendation. This process allows us to offer the most trustworthy reviews of the top DIY home security systems in the country.

We’re constantly watching for changes that may affect our DIY home security system reviews. Our team watches the industry news on a daily basis to ensure that the information we provide consumers is accurate and up-to-date. If there is information that is relevant to a consumer’s decision making process, we quickly update our reviews to reflect the new information. We’re constantly working to keep our content fresh with the latest industry information.

We regularly make updates to maintain our list of the DIY home security systems
We’re watching the companies that we recommend as having the best DIY security systems and we’re constantly making updates to our reviews. We watch for changes in price, equipment, and for opportunities to save. If we see information that is relevant to our security system reviews, we immediately update the information.

We constantly monitor the companies offering do it yourself security systems
We’re watching all the companies that offer DIY home security systems and look to see if any of them are making changes that might boost them into our rankings. If we see companies make major improvements, we’ll conduct a comprehensive review to determine if they should earn a spot in our list of do it yourself security systems.

Comments (8)

  • First Time Do It Yourself Security - Reply
    May 22, 2013, 1:01 am

    I am very interested in some of the security companies that offer do it yourself security. I have never tried a diy security system before and am afraid I’m going to screw it up! Haha! Anyone else out there that’s installed a diy system before that can help me calm my anxiousness? Thanks in advance!

    Jenny

    • SecurityNut - Reply
      May 22, 2013, 8:17 pm

      Hello Jenny! You should definitely not be afraid of a do it yourself security system. A do it yourself security system installation is quick and easy. Most importantly, no experience is needed! Plenty of folks have installed a DIY security system with no trouble their first time out. You may want to visit the website of a few of the DIY security companies. There will likely be some videos explaining and showing the DIY installation process. Of course, many of the these companies offer a “trial period” or money back guarantee, so worst case scenario you get the system and return it for a refund if you cannot install it. We have total faith in you though Jenny! You can do it!

  • DIY Security Question - Reply
    May 30, 2013, 7:20 pm

    I currently have a hard wired security system in my house that was installed by the previous owner. I’ve only used it a handful of times but would like to get rid of it and get a newer system. These DIY security systems seem very simple and reliable, which is what I’m looking for. Any advice on how I can get the old system out so I can install the do it yourself security?

    Thank you,

    Rob

  • DIY Security Systems Are The Best!! - Reply
    June 26, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Do it yourself security systems truly are the best. I had a terrrrible experience with another security company who had sent someone out to my home. Not only was he two hours late, he didn’t finish the job the same day. They tried to charge me for the extra day!! Once we got through that debacle the system failed on my a couple days later. Started making all these funny noises and disarming at random times. I finally just told the company to come and take it out. Luckily I negotiated well enough for them not to charge me for that!

    I then got a DIY security system so I didn’t have to deal with another hassle. Boy do I wish I would have done that in the beginning. It took my 20 minutes to set up the system (for 3 doors and two motion sensors and a couple other small sensors) and get it activated. I had allotted two hours out of my day just in case. I literally sat down on my couch and didn’t know what to do with the ‘extra’ time I had!! Ha!! Anyone trying to decide between a DIY security system and a pro installed one go with DIY. You might not have the same experiences I did but trust me when I say anyone can do it!

    – Fiona Z.

  • DIY Security System Help - Reply
    July 11, 2013, 7:03 pm

    I have a do it yourself security system for a few years now. I live in a VERY humid area though and like to leave the windows open a lot. I found that the adhesive for the security system sensors seems to “decay” over the course of time. I attribute a lot of that to the moisture in the air. Was looking to get some more DIY security system adhesive, if that’s what it’s called, haha. I’m also guessing that maybe the adhesive is the same as stuff I can buy at the hardware store. Any advice on how to get some extra adhesive? Or maybe some advice on other mounting methods? Appreciate it. Figured you guys would know, the security system information here is great you guys know your stuff.

    Bradley G.

    • SecurityNut - Reply
      August 26, 2013, 6:27 pm

      Hello! Thanks for coming by Security System Reviews!

      You can certainly find the adhesive for your DIY security system from a local hardware store. In fact, you may be able to find other adhesives for the wireless security system there as well. You can also contact your do it yourself security system company to ask about additional adhesive. Thanks for coming by!

  • FrontPoint's DIY Security System - Reply
    October 16, 2013, 5:42 pm

    FrontPoint had me sold the first time I called. I read the DIY security system reviews and called FrontPoint and Protect America. Called PA first. They were very good, had a great price and what seems like a great security system. However, when I called FrontPoint I was blown away. The consultant was thorough and walked me through the whole process of explaining the system, why and how things work, the options I had, and what was best for my home. I purchased right then and there from FrontPoint. No need to call anyone else. My experience continued to great with the DIY security system installation; it was quick and painless. Took about an hour and I have a fairly large home with a lot of doors and windows. All in all I must say my experience with FrontPoint and DIY security systems has been great thus far. Would recommend to others.

    Francis
    A Happy Customer

  • Do It Yourself Security Systems Are Really Easy - Reply
    February 24, 2014, 7:43 pm

    Installing the do it yourself security system was very easy. If anyone is looking at them and wondering if it is easy to do it really is. It did not take me very long to install the security system and I had only a limited time to do it one morning when my schedule was free and the kids were at soccer practice. If you looking at a DIY security system just know it really is easy and it does save you money on the installation. Good luck.

    Thank you
    Edgar

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