Installing a home security system is easier than ever before, thanks to the latest advances in wireless and DIY kits. But before you purchase a kit, it's important to plan out the right system for your home. To help you install a wireless security system and have peace of mind while you're away, here are six steps to guide you.
Step 1: Select the Appropriate Security SystemChoosing the right security system for your home is the first step in the installation process.
It's important to become familiar with the features available and the associated costs. Consider the size of your home and the monitoring subscriptions you select.
Step 2: Install the Wireless Home Security PanelOnce you've chosen the right security system, it's time to install the wireless home security panel. Pick a spot near the main front door and close to a power source.
This will be the master center or control that regulates all components of your security system.
Step 3: Place Sensors and Detectors Throughout Your HomeNext, place sensors and detectors throughout your house. You can place one or more sensors in every room that's connected to the security system. If you want to open windows for fresh air, install a single sensor with two magnets.
Open the window just enough to let in fresh air, but not enough to allow an intruder to enter. Place the sensor and a magnet in that open place, then close the window and place a second magnet next to the sensor when it's closed.
Step 4: Install Security CamerasIf your security system shipped with a security camera or two, place them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Professional installation can help ensure that cameras are placed at the ideal location and height.
Step 5: Buy Extra Cable CoilsIf you need more than the cable coil included in the security system kits, buy another coil of the same cable gauge and start the new length at the last switch reached by the first length of cable.