Monday, May 21, 2007

DIY Home Security System: the Wireless Touch

DIY Home Security System: The Wireless Touch

Installing an ordinary home security system yourself can be both challenging and effective. It is challenging because you will have to deal with drills and cables—even for the wireless ones. But it is effective because doing it yourself means no one else knows about the workings of your security system, much less the weak points where one can bypass your alarms.

The easiest type and also currently the most recommended kind of home security system is the wireless security alarm. While the conventional wired ones complicate installation by requiring much drilling and tedious running of cables throughout the house, the wireless alarms commonly confine installation tasks—which are already easy--over a single wall.

Using a wireless alarm, you can definitely install your home security system all by yourself. A wireless home security system involves a process that starts with simply buying your wireless security system kit from your neighborhood hardware shop and ultimately linking up the parts. Most do-it-yourself wireless home security systems should be installed while observing the following tips.

Control Panel Installation

Think out the place where you can conveniently and securely position the control panel of your security system. Ideally, you install the control panel near the door that is most often used; and remember that an electrical outlet should be close by. It helps to keep the control panel inconspicuous from the outside so that potential housebreakers can't scheme to outflank your alarm system.

The control panel should be fastened to the wall in such a way that you can easily access the keypads and view the display instrument. As this is the only part of the wireless system installation that you actually drill a hole and use a cable, ensure that the power cable to the electrical outlet runs through the wall not on the surface; this prohibits burglars from doctoring up your security system.

Setting Up Sensors And Buzzer

Decide on where to set the security sensors and the alarm buzzer. Like the control panel, these parts should be hidden from the view outside. And make sure that the alarm buzzer will be in a place where it can sound off clearly and loudly. A battery-operated buzzer is effective even during power failures.

Be extra careful when installing the sensors, which are commonly consisting of magnets and transmitters. A strong bump could smash up these devices. Basically, transmitters are placed on window and door frame edges and magnets are fastened to the window or door itself.

Always consult the product manual to know specifications and learn programming procedures. Always check your home security system to know if they are still working.


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