Home Alarm Installation: Why You Should Work With a Professional ADT Technician

Did you know that in the United States, there’s approximately one burglary every 13 seconds? Even worse, over ¼ of homeowners who catch a burglar in the act, become victims of violent crime. 

These statistics make it clear that having a properly installed home security system is an important investment.

While there are many options, including a DIY system or alarm systems from a variety of providers, we believe hiring an ADT technician to install your system is the smartest move. Here’s why.  

Stellar Reputation

First, ADT has a stellar reputation. The company has been in business since 1874 and has been offering home security services since the early 1900s. They have a long history of offering reliable service and top-notch security systems.

The company uses authorized dealers to sell, install, and maintain their systems. This means you’ll be able to hire a locally-owned company while still getting the peace of mind that comes with working with a huge national brand.

Professional Experience

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have more than a minimal understanding of how to design an effective security system for your home. Even if you get the design right, there’s more to it than that.

The need for a qualified installer – not a sales agent – is one of the best-kept secrets alarm companies don’t want you to know. A professional burglar alarm installer will be able to assess your home’s security needs, discuss the extra protection options available to you, and help you create the ideal system.

It’s important to remember that any security system is only as good as its weakest point. Your ADT security installer will examine your entire home and ensure that your system doesn’t have any obvious vulnerabilities. If you have a large home, particularly one with multiple levels, a professional evaluation is critical.

Imagine coming home from vacation, only to find that your home has been robbed because you missed something when you did your own security system installation. Would you think the money you saved by doing it yourself was worth it? Our bet is that the answer is no.

Advanced Features

It’s not that difficult to install an alarm that will make loud noises if someone opens the door and doesn’t enter the correct four-digit code on time. However, a modern security system should do much more than that.

If you want true protection, you’ll want to consider adding extra layers like remote monitoring, communication with your mobile devices, and maybe even additions like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A professional ADT security alarm technician will review all of your options with you and ensure that everything is completely integrated.

It’s also important to note that many DIY systems aren’t compatible with ongoing monitoring services. This means you may have to take responsibility for doing the monitoring on your own. Unfortunately, you can’t be available around the clock, which creates another potential vulnerability.

Safe Installation

When you install a security system yourself, you’re far more likely to cause damage to the walls, door frames, and other parts of your home or apartment. Not only will it look unsightly, but if you’re renting, you could end up in big trouble with your landlord.

System installation also requires the use of tools, which can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. When you choose professional ADT security services, you’ll receive a streamlined system that will not cause any damage to your home.

Ongoing Support

One of the biggest benefits of using a local alarm installation company for your ADT system is the ongoing support you’ll receive. If you install your own system, there’s nobody for you to call if you run into a problem.

On the other hand, your professional installer is always just a phone call away. They can help you troubleshoot any issues and will stand behind their work if any repairs are needed. They can also help you quickly and easily install any upgrades you may decide you want in the future.


While you might save some money by installing your own security system, in many cases, the tradeoff is that you won’t have access to a warranty that covers your entire system. While individual parts may be covered under a warranty, if you install them incorrectly or cause damage during the installation, this will likely void it.

Leave the work to a professional and you’ll have the extra peace of mind that comes with knowing any problems will be fixed the right way, and without any additional cost to you.

Consult With an Experienced ADT Technician Today

If you’re tech-savvy, confident in your ability to avoid any vulnerabilities, and willing to troubleshoot problems on your own, then installing your own system might be an option for you. However, for most people, the potential drawbacks are simply not worth it.

Overall, a professional installation is a better option. It’s more secure, won’t cause damage to your home, and offers many other benefits over a DIY system. When it comes to protecting your family and your home, it’s rarely a good idea to take chances just to save a few dollars.  

Direct Protection is an authorized ADT dealer and a locally owned business! We’re committed to helping you set up the perfect home security system so you can feel confident that your family and your property are protected. Contact us to consult with a knowledgeable professional ADT technician today!

Post by Ryan Sharp

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