Installing Home Security: Comparing DIY to Actio

burglar alarm monitoringGone are the days when you could leave your doors unlocked and sleep peacefully without a care for your family’s safety. Somewhere, society lost its way and the news is full of reports of home break-ins, burglaries, and vandalism. It’s not enough to lock up tight; every concerned homeowner needs a home security system. With that said, the first question you should ask when planning to install a system is, “does it make more sense to install it myself or use a professional service like Actio Security?”

The Pros and Cons of a DIY Security Installation

The case in favor of a DIY installation from a kit seems fairly straightforward. Don’t we all like to save money by doing things ourselves? Isn’t that why some of us change our own oil and do our own painting? And yes, it’s true—in many cases you can save a lot of money up front by taking a day to secure your home with an out-of-the-box solution.

The initial economy is perhaps the biggest selling point of the DIY route. Another attractive consideration is that the actual installation is easier than ever as these security companies capitalize on an expanding DIY market.

On the flip side there are a substantial number of cons. First, you might not get all the components that you need in your kit. Why? Because every home is different and one-size-fits-all kits can’t possibly address all of them. With that in mind, you may find yourself having to place another order which extends the time frame of your project.

There are usually hidden costs that aren’t mentioned up front. A couple of these are monitoring services and purchasing an emergency response alarm permit from your city.

Professional Home Security Installation by Actio

When looking for ways to protect your family and valuables in Georgia it just makes perfect sense to rely on a professional security company. As mentioned above, every home, business, and situation is unique and it takes an experienced professional to do a comprehensive evaluation to determine where all your vulnerable areas are.

By working with a professional company like Actio, you won’t get the up-front shiny price quote that you will from a DIY kit. The reason for this is that the system installed is more complex and is custom-configured for your property. Also, the monthly monitoring fee is quite reasonable compared to the rates charged by DIY kit distributors.

Actio, being a comprehensive security service company, offers you many more options to protect your home. This allows you to consolidate and integrate all your property protection and monitoring options under one service umbrella. Some of these monitoring options are:

  • The burglar alarm is the backbone of your defense system.
  • Carbon monoxide monitoring is a must-have for properties using natural gas appliances.
  • Cellular monitoring eliminates the issue of crooks cutting your phone line prior to a break-in.
  • A fire alarm monitor will ensure that your local fire department is alerted in case of a fire. While conventional smoke detectors save lives when your property is occupied, a fire alarm monitor will protect you at other times.
  • medical alarm monitor is essential for older homeowners; in the case that they take a fall, they can get help.

Are you ready for a professional home security installation and monitoring service? Here at Actio Security we have been keeping families and businesses safe and secure for close to 50 years. We offer our customers a comprehensive range of equipment and services. To find out how we can help with your unique situation, contact us for a consultation.


The Actio Advantage

  • Rates start at $18 per month with no long term contracts.
  • We use non-proprietary systems so you are not locked into our services.
  • Home telephone connection not needed with our wireless monitoring services.
  • When you call us you will talk to a real person. We do not use automated automated call or voicemail systems.
  • We've serviced the Atlanta area for over 45 years, with three generations of history.
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