3 Reasons to Hire a Professional to Install Your Security Cameras and Lighting

New security lights and cameras are a great investment. They help keep your home and family safer, and they can be a lot less costly than opting for a monitored system installed by a security company. But just because they're not as sophisticated as monitored security doesn't mean that the installation job is easy.

Security lights and camerasSecurity lights and cameras are no place to skimp on safety or performance.

You might think about installing them yourself. And if you have comprehensive knowledge about residential electrical work, you should be OK. But this isn't a good time to learn on the fly.

Here are 3 reasons why a professional is the right choice for many homeowners.

#1: You Might Need a Permit

Many different types of home improvement work require a permit from the appropriate agency. Electrical work is one of them. A professional knows where and when to pull the permit, and has the credentials to pass muster for doing the job.

Part of the reason for acquiring permits before home improvement jobs is to notify the agency that the work is being done so that an inspection can take place afterward. DIY electrical might, or it might not, pass the inspection. If it doesn't, you'll have to work and rework the project until it's right before the inspector will sign off. It's easier to hire a pro who already know local code and how to pass the inspection.

Security lights and camerasProfessional electricians know how to work safely with wiring.

#2: DIY Work Takes More Time

Unless you're highly experienced in electrical work, chances are you'll spend a lot of time installing security cameras and lighting. If no wiring exists where you want the new equipment, you'll have to pull new wires through the walls, ceiling and to the new locations. If you're not sure about the right wire gauge, you'll need to study up on that. And if your cameras and lights need their own circuit, you'll have to run wiring from the breaker box to each of the equipment locations plus install a new circuit breaker, and then install the new equipment.

All of this is second nature for a professional electrician. There's no guesswork about wire gauge, circuits, or how to pull new wire if needed. It's not as easy as it might sound, and American Home Shield says a pro is the best choice for new wiring work. An electrician saves you time.

#3: Improper Electrical Work Puts Your Home at Risk

Install a new faucet incorrectly, and you might get a flood in the kitchen. Install wiring and electrical equipment incorrectly, and there's a lot more at risk. Loose wiring connections, nicked wire sheathing, improper gauge, improper circuit breakers and essentially everything else that might be done wrong puts your home, and by default your family, at risk of a fire.

A professional electrician understands the risks of working with electricity, and he knows how to do the work safely. Once it's done, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that no matter the weather, your outdoor lighting and cameras are safe and won't start a fire.

After investing in a new set of security cameras and lights, the last thing that you want is a setup that looks and performs like a DIY job. You might need minimal new wiring, none at all, or the components that you bought might require a whole new circuit with branches. And where the job might take you all day or even a whole weekend, an electrician can have it done in short order.

Hiring a professional is always a good decision, especially when working with electricity. Contact us today at Rodenhiser for your project so you can be sure that it's safe, looks great and works like it should.

Nice people.

Great service.

Since 1928

Schedule Online

Read From Over 5000 Happy Customers

  • Both Alex and Patrick were knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. They made a change that might have solved the recent problem and have structured a more complete solution. We agreed to this...
    5 Stars rated.

  • Mike was thorough, thoughtful and considerate. Covered their shoes before entering, surveyed my issue and provided an explanation of the services and costs. Great Job!
    5 Stars rated.

  • Alex did a great job providing an explanation of the services provided and went out of his way to offer assistance/advice on other issues outside of our scheduled maintenance visit.
    5 Stars rated.

  • Brian did an excellent job inspecting our 18-year old boiler and replacing some of the accessory hardware that needed it, he also adjusted the outgoing hot water settings for our radiators and...
    5 Stars rated.

  • Rodenhiser is my one stop shop!!! They take care of my HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues & are always helpful addressing any questions I may have about the systems in my house! Everyone...
    5 Stars rated.

  • Chris G. and Nick V. showed up bright and early at 8am to fix my water heater issue. They were on time, polite and were able to fix an issue that has been plaguing my house for a good year. They...
    5 Stars rated.

You Can Depend On Rodenhiser

Call Rodenhiser at 1-800-462-9710

You Can Depend On Rodenhiser

Call Rodenhiser at 1-800-462-9710

When you are looking for plumbing, electrical, heating or air conditioning in the Route 495 / 128 area, you will be delighted that you called Massachusetts' trusted choice since 1928.

With a total dedication to professional workmanship and excellent service, discover why families and businesses continue to trust Rodenhiser after generations of service

Same Day Service
"Nice people... Great service"®

Fast, On Time

Our teams are available around the clock 24/7. At your location FAST.

Trusted Plumbers

When you choose Rodenhiser your satisfaction is guaranteed—all the work will be completed to your satisfaction

HVAC Experts

Your new heating or air conditioning system will be installed on-time by our clearn, tidy, and polite technicians.

Expert Electricians

Rodenhiser can help with all of your electrical needs, from electrical panels to standby generators.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

It’s the ultimate assurance of the great service you receive when you call Rodenhiser.

Maintenance Plans

Avoid costly plumbing, heating, A/C and electrical problems and repairs by scheduling regular check-ups and service.

Special Financing with Rodenhiser

APPLY ONLINE for Financing Through Wells Fargo

MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE. *With Approved Credit. Terms and Conditions Apply.


Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric, 325 Hopping Brook Rd Holliston MA 01746. Call 1-800-462-9710 Master Plumber: #10961 | Master Electrician #21982A | Sheet Metal Master-Unrestricted: #5867
*Conditions apply, not applicable with any other offer, nor off any trip or diagnostic fee, or previous service. No cash value. Call For details. *For WEB-AC-CHECK Offer also: Promotional price limited to 1 system per home, additional units will be billed at full price. Refrigerant not included. Includes standard 1in air filter, other sizes subject to additional charges. Residential systems only. Must reside within our service area. *For WEB-A-50 Offer also: Not valid on preventative maintenance nor prior purchases. *For WEB-A-75 Offer also: Call or see specials page for more information. *For WEB-H-3250 Offer also: Subject to rebate eligibility and qualifying system choice. The $189 A/C System check examines and assesses the mechanical parts of the air conditioning system. Refrigerant not included. Promotional price applicable to 1 unit per household, additional units will charged at standard rate. Limited to residential homes within our service area.
*Heating system check terms and conditions: Residential Only. Must reside within our service area. Offer only available to 1 unit per household additional units are at full price. Can not be combined with other offers
*Late Season Special Extra Conditions: No Discounts on oil systems. Promotional price limited to one system per home, additional systems will be charged at full price. Residential Systems only. Must reside within our service area
Marketing and Website: Plumber Marketing