Smart Security Systems | Top Quality Equipment | Easy Installation | Worry-Free Service | Get A Free Estimate

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Alarm Systems and CCTV Installations

Author: CSI Security | | Categories: Access Control System , Alarm Monitoring Services , Alarm System Installation Company , Burglar Alarm System , Business Security Solutions , CCTV Systems , Cellular Security System , DSC Security Products , Interactive Security System


The vast availability of diverse information on the internet makes it easy to find videos and articles on how to do just about anything. This has given rise to DIYs or do-it-yourself activities that have made people believe that a non-professional with minimal instruction can do even technical jobs that include high risks and costly elements of security camera or alarm system installations.

Unfortunately, it is not this simple, and if you were considering DIY security solutions to fix or install systems, you should probably reconsider your decision. Setting up or installing the latest security systems involves different technical aspects that require caution and experience to execute efficiently. If you do not have the skills and knowledge to perform the job, you could be in trouble. To give you an idea of what could go wrong, the experts at Colonnade Security Inc. have put together reasons to showcase why a DIY alarm system and security camera installation is generally a bad idea.

1. You run an increased risk of accidents and mistakes
In most cases, the installation of alarm and security systems is done at a height that requires a ladder and specific equipment. This added complexity can lead to accidents if inexperienced and unprepared for the job. Similarly, not knowing about optimal placement and wiring gives you little chance of successfully completing an alarm system or camera installation job and leaves you and your home at risk.

2. Financial implications are many
Apart from the wasted effort and time, attempting a DIY installation solution for your home leaves you open to fire accidents, break-ins and thefts of your personal items that could be priceless. While saving a few bucks on a professional, with DIY solutions, you buy off the shelf, miss out on expertise and advice and often end up spending more on an inferior alarm or security system.

Do things right - Hire a professional
While in most cases, you do not need a license to install security cameras or fire or burglar alarms in your home, some cities have bylaws that must be followed. You see, these systems can affect the safety and security of the jurisdiction and thus must function as expected and provide the necessary peace of mind. 

With Colonnade Security Inc., you can expect professional assistance all the way. First, one of our people will visit you to assess the site, determine what you need and give you a quote for the project. We will then provide you with a quality product and install the system for you. Before leaving you, we will answer any questions you may have and ensure you are completely satisfied with our service. 

If you are wondering about the costs for our services, they vary depending on the system, installation specifications, and each individual home. However, mistakes in security installations can cost you false alarms and associated fees and the headache of not knowing if your system will work as it should.

If you are looking for an alarm system and security camera installation company in Ottawa, ON, reach out to Colonnade Security Inc. We assist our clients with all their requirements regarding monitoring and other services. We understand their needs and guide them to the perfect solutions while not pushing them to spend much. 

Get in touch with us today!

If you want a better understanding of our services, please click here. If you are looking to connect with us or think that we can assist with a requirement that you have, please click here or call us at (613) 839-1274 or (613) 829-8000.  


  • BBB
  • Bark
  • Canasa
  • ULC
  • Ottawa