DIY security systems for home security have been on the rise lately in popularity, and they are on track to rival large, professionally-installed and monitored systems. In fact, they are becoming so popular that Kickstarter and crowd-funded campaigns have been set up to help the development of DIY security system options. When many people hear the term “DIY security system”, they aren’t sure how it works, or if it is something they can successfully do themselves. To answer that question, let’s look at some of the reasons why do-it-yourself security systems are becoming more popular, and what that means for you if you are considering a DIY system for your home.  


The increased popularity of do-it-yourself security systems is largely due to 3 major factors: 

Corporate Involvement  


Interestingly enough, the involvement of large companies such as Google and Apple has had a hand in the increasing viability of DIY security systems. For years, professional security systems and self-installed and monitored systems existed almost completely independently of each other. This has changed in recent years though, with larger companies and even some professional security companies recognizing that there is room for expansion in the market place of DIY systems. As larger companies join the market, more and more options for home security systems are becoming available. This increased market competition helps keep security systems and components affordable for individuals, and provides an increasing number of options for high-quality DIY systems.  

Intuitive Technology and Savvy Buyers   


In this modern age, technology itself has become more intuitive and user-friendly, and buyers are becoming more tech-savvy and discerning. This has also contributed to the increase in DIY security systems, as it has become easier to understand how they work and how to install them. Google and Youtube have also helped in this, as it has become much easier to look up directions or a video if you get stuck on instillation, or don’t understand how something works. Today’s technology, both in access-control systems and in the field of inter-personal assistance among consumers, has made this the golden age of DIY projects, including even home security!

To return to our previous question of “Could I set up a DIY home security system?” The answer is “Yes”! Not only are there multiple cost benefits, but there are greater options when it comes to DIY systems as well. Our company focuses on providing components so you can select a security system that is tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today, and we will help you put together your own DIY security system kit that is uniquely tailored to keep your home secure.