Installing a wireless home security system can be the job of a professional security installer. Or you can elect to install a simple system yourself. If you’re handy with basic home maintenance you’ll find self-installation a cost effective and easy solution.
All you need to being installation of a wireless security system yourself are a few basic tools and the kit you’ve purchased which should contain a main control unit, sensors for windows and doors, a motion sensor and alarm.
The first step is planning: decide where to place your control panel, preferably in a central area that is easy to get to. Place it near an electrical outlet and away from any electronics that could cause interference in the signal such as televisions, microwaves, or ham radios. You may wish to place the panel close to your main entrance for convenience. However, don’t place it so that it is easily visible from the outside, where a potential intruder could spot it. Continue reading How to Install a Wireless Home Security System→
Choosing a home security system is a vital safety step for your home and family. But along with selecting an alarm, lighting, or camera system, it’s also important to steer clear of some basic home security mis-steps and mistakes that could render your security technology useless.
A common and easily avoidable mistake: hiding your house key. The best alarm system in the world won’t keep out a thief you’ve handed him the key to your front door. Many people are concerned about being locked out of their home, and will place an extra key under a rock, above the door, or in a container somewhere on the property. A better plan: leave an extra key with a neighbor or purchase a finger print or keypad lock to replace a traditional keyed system. Don’t leave your house keys in your car either, even if your car is in your garage. That’s an open invitation to a car thief to come inside your home. And when you’re away from your property, the same rule applies – don’t leave your keys in your car. If you’re utilizing a valet parking system, remove your house keys from your key ring or keep a spare and separate car key for the valet’s use. Continue reading Secure Your Home – Avoid Security Mistakes→