When it comes to installing a wireless home security system in an older house or building, there are a few special considerations to keep in mind. First, evaluate the size of the property you want to protect. How many motion detectors, security cameras and other equipment do you need so that there are no blind spots? That will depend, in part, on the amount of land you have to cover. Fortunately, almost every security company offers kits that come with several sensors.
For example, SimpliSafe offers seven input sensors and one motion sensor in its basic kit, and the additional hardware is relatively inexpensive. It's also important to remember that having a home security system can help deter criminals. About 60% of convicted thieves say that the presence of an alarm would make them look for another home to rob. Plus, you can save up to 20% on your home insurance when you install a home security system.
When it comes to installation, wireless cameras are relatively easy to set up. All you need to do is place the camera on a flat surface or screw it to the wall or ceiling. For outdoor cameras, make sure that the camera is installed inside the Wi-Fi zone so that it maintains the connection with the application. Wired cameras are slightly more difficult to install than wireless cameras, depending on the design.
Some cameras only need to be connected to an electrical outlet, while wired cameras connect to the home's electrical system. Many video doorbells will connect to an existing doorbell and doorbell configuration, which is obviously more difficult than setting up a battery-powered video doorbell. It's important to note that some home security systems require you to sign long-term contracts that can be up to three years. Investing in a home security system can help protect your property from theft and vandalism and can even save you money on your home insurance premiums.
Security Monster's custom home security systems provide superior protection for your home based on the unique design of your new home. When it comes to choosing the right type of camera for your needs, there are different ways to approach it. You can consider location (where you place them in your home or business), power (the way they receive energy), connectivity (whether they require Wi-Fi or mobile phone signals), recording (either locally or in the cloud), or design. If you're looking for a system that can be controlled with your phone, you might also be interested in integrating your security system into a smarter home system.
Depending on the security system you choose, you can pay different prices for hardware, installation, and monthly monitoring services. Motion sensors aren't your main line of defense, but they can help make a decent home security system even more powerful. Installing a wireless home security system in an older house or building requires careful consideration of size and layout of the property as well as understanding what type of equipment is needed for optimal coverage and protection. Additionally, it's important to remember that having a home security system can help deter criminals and save money on insurance premiums.