Like a lot of people, you want to avoid having your home invaded by would-be burglars. You do not want to have your family endangered by allowing this type of scenario to happen. A great way to have criminals think twice is to have a home alarm system installed in your home. It may not necessarily stop the crime, but it will surely startle everyone and grab attention. Now, you may find yourself bewildered on the idea that you have to install this high tech system. Don’t worry, it isn’t all that difficult. With the right tools and instructions, you are able to have your own home security system. Follow the steps below to get started.
- The product. If you have already purchased the home alarm kit, it would be best if you familiarized yourself with the item and read all the documents and instructions that came with it. Some instructions are more intimidating then others, so take your time and read carefully. If you can’t quite interpret the schematics, call someone who knows and ask. The kit contains the instruction manual, warranties and warnings. You should try to absorb all that you have read when using the product, so you would know what to do and what to avoid doing.
- Start planning. With a piece of paper, draw an outline of where you would like to place the alarm components around your house. Start with the area that you think is the most vulnerable to attacks, and then work your way with the surrounding area. Having a plan will give you an estimate on how much wiring you would need and how long it may take you to install the system completely. You would also need to prepare tools needed for the installation such as a drill, a hammer, a screwdriver, measuring tape, a bunch of screws and some nails.
- Installing the parts. Get all the wiring in place first before you decide to mount the alarms. The siren, one of the crucial components of the system, needs to be placed in an area of the house that it will be heard completely. Do not place it in an inconspicuous space that lowers its volume when it goes off. Think function over fashion. The main reason why you want to install an alarm system is for your safety, not to have a well-decorated living room. Following the instruction manual, drill holes in the wall where you would like to mount the siren. The control panel is usually placed beside your main door to grant you easy access before you leave the house or when you have just arrived.
- Other components. You can now install the door and window sensors. With an adhesive tape, mount the sensors where you would like them placed. Once satisfied with the location, use the necessary screws that came with the package and finish the job by placing the sensors in their place permanently.
Installing home alarm systems do not need to be difficult. You just need to have a basic understanding of how the device works, which can be achieved by reading instructions carefully. Do not worry about the few hours that it will take for you to place alarms and sensors. Think about the added security that you are able to give your household and the peace of mind that it will give you. Good luck!