One BIG Reason Not to Self-Install Your Security System

There are a lot of reasons NOT to self-install a security system in your home or business. Here’s one of them.

At H&S Protection, we talk with potential customers who’d like to save money on their installation and decide to do it themselves (or have a friend/relative do it). Recently, we sold a system to a customer, but he wanted to self-install a camera rather than have our technicians do the job.

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GUESS WHAT? They had a burglary (a purse was stolen in broad daylight) and they had not set up the camera to properly record. So they had no video of the crime scene. That’s what can happen when a home or business chooses to personally install their own cameras or alarm system.


We certainly understand customers want to save money. We strive to give you a competitive price quote. At the same time, it’s important to remember that a professional installation from H&S Protection gives you a much higher degree of certainty that your system will operate the way it’s supposed to.

There are no magic bullets out there. When you choose to install security yourself, you take on additional risks. If that’s in your comfort zone, we’ll support you.

But if you want it done by a team of experts like H&S Protection, you’ll not only get years of experience and training to ensure more effective operation of your equipment, but you’ll also have us in your back pocket for service if you need help down the road. That’s what you pay for, and we’re proud to provide that extra layer of safety to our customers.

Check out our web site at:  If you’d like a free quote, contact our Pewaukee, WI or Stevens Point, WI office, and we will send a representative out to meet with you. Go with the pros.

Meet Our People on the New H&S Protection Web Site

In today’s electronically connected world, we don’t always meet others face-to-face. At H&S Protection, our sales staff and technicians work directly with customers at their homes or place of business. But what happens if you are a potential customer and want to find out more about our people before we meet with you? Our newly refurbished web site is designed to answer that question.


One of the major reasons we redesigned our web site was to give current and potential customers the opportunity to meet our people. Our industry (installing and servicing security equipment in businesses and homes) requires the utmost trust. You must feel good about us for you to hire H&S for a job. We want to be as transparent as possible so you get to know us better. A way to do that is to publish photos on our employees with their job titles so you see WHO we are and WHAT we do.


There’s more than just photos. Check out the owners’ message from Steve Garritson and Mike Horgan. If you want to know how we operate and what we believe, their message will give you a strong sense of who we are and what we stand for.


You may also want to check our “What’s New” icon at the top of the landing page. You’ll find all our blogs there, which is updated with new issues we face in the field and as an industry.


H&S Protection is also very aware of the influence of video clips. We want to SHOW you what we can do in terms of protecting your home or business. How better to do that than having a YouTube page with clips you can easily access and watch? We demonstrate the infrared (IR) abilities of our cameras. There is a clip of police checking out a building after an alarm signal. We have a video of a car crashing through the front window of a building. You may want to watch just for fun, or to see what technologies we have to offer.


Regardless of your reason for coming to the new H&S web site, we hope you come back again. Our goal is to continue posting new material to inform (and perhaps entertain) you. If you have tips or feedback, please contact Dave Simon in our Pewaukee, WI office (262.424.1271 or [email protected]).