Any intrusion by a complete stranger in the house is always frightening. This is the most probable reason why you always have to place more than just a couple of locks on your main and back doors and, sometimes, even your windows. Still, these do not guarantee you security. What you would need is to secure even your interior by using a response alarm system, one that would send audible signals to warn you of intrusion.
What is even better is a wirefree alarm system, since it does not have the usual signs informing intended intruders of its presence and location. It is also not dependent on electricity, which could easily be turned off by a very clever thief. However, you need to learn how to install it to make it effective. Otherwise, either you may be rattled by false alarms frequently, or you did not cover the entire house with protection. The following are some tips you can use in installing a wirefree response alarm system.
- Secure all windows on the ground floor with magnetic contacts. Each window must have one. Both the main door and the back door should also each have magnetic contacts.
- Since you will need to make sure that your car is safe in the garage as well as the other costly tools and equipment kept there, you may also put a magnetic contact on the garage doors.
- Install passive infrared (PIR) detectors on the walls at the corners in the major portions of the house. This may serve as a burglar alarm system once it is activated. Put one in the living room, in the kitchen, and in the dining room.
- In placing the PIR detectors, make sure that there is no interference brought about by heat or illumination. Do not put it near a lamp or where it can be hit by sunlight or directly by a radiator’s heat. Be sure also that it covers the entire length of its assigned location without any obstruction by objects such as furniture, ornaments, and appliances.
- If you have a two-storey house and the bedrooms are all located at the top floor, place the PIR detector at a corner where it can monitor all bedroom entrances. Of course, be sure that this is activated only when necessary. The PIR detector serves as a life alarm, since it detects motion and may set-off the sirens unnecessarily.
- Install your solar siren outside the house, preferably at the eaves where it cannot easily be accessed by burglars.
- Your control panel should be located near the stairs leading to the bedrooms, since this is probably nearest to any point inside the house. Just make sure that it is not conspicuous as a wired alarm control panel would.
However, for a foolproof installation, it is best that you consult those who provide you with the commercial alarm system. You would need to supply them with your house’s design though so they can give suggestions on installing the wireless response alarm system effectively.