How to Install Your Own Security System

This is an article that details how you can install your own security system. You will want to have detailed oversight and assistance from a security consultant who can help you go through the process and ensure your success.

Why You Want to Choose Separate Keypads and Control Panels

You will want to make sure that you have a different keypad as well as a control panel. This will ensure that you do not have the brains of your entire system in one location that means that you do not have to worry about the system being a one stop smash in the open and that you are able to have it safely out of sight. You want to make sure that you are able to look at all of the options that are available to you. You will want to know how you are able to use the keypad as well as the system in the right way. You need to know that you understand the entire process and that you are looking at all of the most complicated parts of the process. You want to make sure that you have a system that is not too easy to smash as well as crash right away, for that reason do not fall for the easy to install problem.


You want to make sure that you are going to get a wireless system which will ensure that you have access to Smash and Grab Protection. When you hear the term smash and grab that means someone is smashing the door and then grabbing something and making a run for it. That means that it is usually when the alarm is still going off. This also means that many things are taken quickly and then gone.

The term Crash and Smash means that someone crashes into a home with an intention and then smashes the control panel of the alarm to make sure that they are able to end it from communicating with the monitoring station. You are able to stop this from happening altogether with the right process as well as you will be able to know that there are many new technologies that are in place to ensure that there is a signal that is sent to the monitoring center.

Why You Need to Do Your Homework

When it comes to criminals it is becoming clear that they are no longer a source of fear for a burglar and that means that there are many ways that the home is targeted by the thief, and the home is broken into on a regular basis. What this also means is that there is a problem with the system if it is not secure and the best option. Now a criminal will not just turn tail and run, and that means that it is important to have the best option for you so that you will have access to a system that brings help quickly.


Types of Security Alarm Systems

As with anything, there are different types of alarm systems that you can choose from for your home or your business. You have the choice between hardwired or having a wireless system installed. You also must decide what will fit your budget. You could end up spending a lot of money on securing your home when it really isn’t necessary. You want to have protection but no need for “overkill”.

The best thing you can do is look around your premise and take note of how many windows and doors you have. This is what you want protected. If  there are many, you don’t need to get them all individually covered. You may be able to cover multiple areas with glass break  detectors or motion detectors. For instance, if you have a  lot of windows in the front of your home, you may get what they call a  glass break detector or an audio detector. What that does is detect the sound of breaking glass.  One audio detector could usually cover a certain range. That way you would not need to have a sensor on every window.


Another option is motion detectors. Motion detectors have gotten a bad rap in the past for “false alarms” but with the new technology out, they are better than ever. They have also been updated and can be adjusted for pets and other factors. Motion detectors are great and should be given a chance if you are serious about securing your home.

You must also decide if you want to have a siren or not. When a zone is activated, your keypad will emit a tone but it really is not that loud. If you want a loud siren, one can be installed. Keep in mind though, some cities do not allow sirens to ring over a certain amount of time and may require a cut off time. Personally, I think it is a great idea to have your alarm programmed for the siren to stop ringing after so many minutes. If someone is in your home, they will keep violating zones therefore your siren will keep ringing each time a zone is violated. If it is a false alarm and a zone trips once, it will ring for only those few minutes that it is programmed for and that is it.


Why is that such a good thing? For one, you will spare making enemies with your neighbors! Also, the police department will be happier too. They wont have your neighbors calling in complaining all night that your siren is driving them nuts and you are out of town! Another thing about sirens is, if someone does break into your home, once they hear that siren-they are either going to bolt or grab what they can and get out very fast. They will not be sticking around with that thing blasting!

Now that you know a little of what to look for, now is the time to start shopping around for your alarm. Call around, get free estimates. You are now armed with a little bit of knowledge so when the salesperson or technicians comes out-you know what they are talking about.