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Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates. With this month’s News Poll, we focus on DIY’s impact on security overall.

As one respondent so succinctly put it, “Self install is so easy, the services are vast and the pricing is cheap. Of course it will have an impact.”

From the article "Security industry weighs in on role of DIY" by Paul Ragusa.

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