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Five Tips For Installing Diy Intruder Alarm Systems

Feb 13, 2008
So you've decided to go the installing DIY intruder alarm systems route and now need to know a few things that you should keep in mind before all the action of installation begins.

Some figures show that homes that don't have some type of alarm system installed face odds of 300% greater for being broken into. Sure sometimes even homes with alarms will face the same thing usually due to someone forgetting to turn the system on when they leave or go to bed at night. But what it comes down to is that a home with a security system, whether installed DIY or by a professional alarm system company, is less likely to be broken into.

As you begin looking for a decent burglar alarm system to add to your home, there are a few things you want to pay attention to. These following items are what you need to keep in mind.

1. As your doors and windows will most likely be the first things a burglar will try, you want a good set of perimeter sensors to attach to them. You can get the traditional cable system which might be a bit harder to install depending upon just how hand you are. Or you can get a set of wireless sensors.

2. Next you might want to include some motion detectors within your home security system. Locate these in the main living and traffic areas of your home. If you have pets, be sure to get detectors that can be modified to take them into account. After all, you don't want the alarm system going off just because Fluffy decided she needed a drink of water or to run around like crazy because the phone rang.

3. All systems should come with a good control panel and keypad system. The control panel should be able to interpret what is happening and respond accordingly to any signals being sent through to it by the various detectors and sensors you have installed. Meanwhile the keypad should be small and be easy to understand and manage. It is better if you choose a system where the control panel is hidden out of sight (say in a cupboard).

A burglar is more likely to give up trying to break into your home if he finds that his entry is going to be delayed even if by just a few minutes. So replacing the doors and putting good locks on them and the windows is a great deterrent to many burglars.

Perhaps the most basic necessity to discuss before considering installing DIY intruder alarm systems into your home, is taking a good survey of your home. Where will you need to place all the equipment, sensors and detectors? Will the control panel be safe? Where is the best place to install the keypad to quickly disarm or even arm the system? Determining all this will go a long way to making your DIY installation a better job.
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