When it comes to securing your home, the options can be overwhelming. Whether you’re setting up your first system or upgrading an existing one, knowing what to prioritize is key. One crucial decision is whether to go the DIY route or opt for a professionally installed security system.

DIY setups are user-friendly and typically require no wiring. Plus, they often come with optional monitoring without long-term contracts, saving you money on installation fees. However, for more complex features such as smart thermostats or integrated lighting, professional installation may be necessary due to the technical expertise required.

Regardless of the route you choose, access to expert support is invaluable for peace of mind to ensure your system is properly configured and to troubleshoot any issues that arise. For more information on home security options, including AAA’s offerings, visit AAA.com/smarthome.