How To Install A Do It Yourself Alarm System
The typical alarm system installation has been forever changed by the rise of do it yourself alarm systems. Since alarm systems first came on the scene in the early 1900′s each customer would need an alarm company technician to install it for them. While some people still prefer this method, Alarm System Report has a different opinion. We believe do it yourself alarm systems are not only the wave of the future, but in fact the best choice for your home alarm system. These wireless alarm systems can be installed quickly and with ease. Most customers complete a do it yourself alarm system installation in less than an hour, with no tools required. Today we’ll talk about the major steps involved when purchasing and installing your new do it yourself alarm system.
Step One: Purchase Your Do It Yourself Alarm System
Of course, you can’t install an alarm system if you don’t have one! The first step to installing a do it yourself alarm system is purchasing one. Several of the best alarm companies offer do it yourself systems. These companies include FrontPoint Security, Protect America and LifeShield. After reading alarm system reviews of each company you can give them a call to work out the alarm system pricing. Once you have determined what you need with the help of the alarm consultant the alarm company will likely ship the system to you.
Step Two: Place Your Control Panel
Once you receive your alarm system it’s time start setting it up! Most instructions that come along with the system will have you place your Control Panel first. This is essentially the “hub” of your system. Most Control Panel’s simply use a standard plug for power, so you can either mount your Control Panel on the wall or set it on a tabletop the simply plug in the power cord.
Step Three: Place Your Alarm System Equipment
Now that you have your Control Panel in place it’s time to set up your alarm sensors. These are key pieces of alarm system equipment that will detect intrusions, fires and other emergencies. Most alarm companies will provide basic instructions on how to place the sensors. With a do it yourself alarm system you will normally use adhesive or a small screw (not required) to place the sensors on your doors, windows, walls etc. It’s best to keep track of which sensor was placed where. With online/remote access becoming a huge part of wireless alarm systems and cellular alarm systems you can usually “name” your sensors so you can keep better track of them. Regardless of whether or not you plan to “name” your sensors, it’s best to keep track of where they are in case you have to replace the sensor, or its batteries, down the road.
Step Four: Activate Your New Alarm System
After setting up your Control Panel and your sensors, it’s time to give a call to the alarm company to have your system activated. The alarm company representative will likely “walk through” your home with you to make sure all sensors are working as they should and that the Control Panel is communicating efficiently. Once it is determined that your do it yourself alarm system has been set up correctly and is working without a hitch the alarm company will activate your system on the spot. If there are any communication or set-up problems they will help you get them fixed so your system can be activated. If you’re unsure about how to use the alarm system you can often get some formal training over the phone or online as well.
Once your new system is activated all you have to do is sit back and relax. Your home is now protected by a reputable alarm system and alarm company; and you did it all yourself. Do it yourself alarm systems can save you a ton of money and a ton of time. There are huge benefits to do it yourself alarm systems over “traditionally” installed systems.
To find out more about the alarm companies that offer do it yourself alarm systems you can check out our alarm system reviews. Here you can learn about the top alarm companies and what they have to offer. After reading our reviews and following these simple steps you’ll have a great home alarm system set up in no time!