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Monitored Security vs. DIY Security Systems

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People often wonder what decision is best when looking to invest in a security system should they hire a professional to install, maintain and monitor their system or install it themselves.

There are pros and cons to both, but ultimately it depends on your businesses & home's security needs as well as your insurance requirements.

Here at Watch Systems, we will help explain the differences to ensure you make the best choice.

DIY Security Installation

DIY security installation is considerably more cost efficient than having a professional system installed, although you certainly won’t have the expertise to install it your self, which may lead you to install it incorrectly or position the systems in the wrong place so they not be fit for purpose.

Professional Security Installation

This is the easiest option out of the two, as you do not need to worry about running cables, how to position cameras and set them up correctly.

Professionals like us take care of everything for you, including a security survey to ensure we design and install the most ideal system to suit your security needs.


If you choose DIY home security, your system will not be monitored 24/7 so threats cannot be detected, leaving your home or business vulnerable.

Remotely Monitored Systems

Here at Watch Systems, we offer a reliable remote monitoring security solution so security threats can be detected, assessed and responded to quickly with minimal false alarms. Key holders and local Police can be deployed efficiently in order to minimise the level of potential disruption and damage to your property and assets.

Choosing the right systems is a hard choice for you to make, be sure to look at your security needs and insurance requirements. Here at Watch Systems Limited, we are here on hand to help you make the right decision.

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