Alarm Systems – Why DIY is Not the Best Option

alarm systems / smart home systems

There are many do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm systems on the market today. This has become a popular option for homeowners seeking a residential security system and/or smart home automation.  However, proper installation is just as important as the quality of the system itself. Let’s take a look at some reasons why DIY is not necessarily the best option when it comes to alarm systems.


An experienced installer of alarm systems and/or smart home systems knows and understands how to ensure maximum protection and coverage.  What features will be most beneficial to your family and addressing specific areas of concern are some aspects of installing alarm systems / smart home systems that require advanced knowledge and experience.

Placement of Alarm Sensors and Security Cameras

How and where to place alarm sensors and indoor and outdoor security cameras for maximum coverage is a skill that takes time and experience to perfect.  You will want to consult a professional who can properly evaluate your home and overall security needs.


Alarm systems and smart home systems require proper configuration if you want them to perform as expected.  An experienced expert can customize and configure your residential security system and/or smart home automation to meet your needs.

ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm has been a trusted commercial and residential alarm company serving New Orleans and surrounding areas for more than two decades.  We know how to properly install both residential alarm systems and business security systems to ensure maximum coverage. We also know what pitfalls to avoid! The safety of your family and security of your business is important.  We are honored to have so many clients trust us with their alarm systems and alarm monitoring. Give us a call to learn more today!