When purchasing a home security system, one of the first decisions is whether to install it yourself or have a professional install it for you. The equipment needed to safeguard your home – primarily security cameras (indoor, outdoor, and doorbell), window and door sensors, motion detectors, and a keypad controller/hub – are pretty similar in capabilities and features whether you go the DIY or professionally installed route.
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