Today’s DIY security systems are more advanced, more affordable, and easier to use than ever before – which is why so many people want to learn more about installing these systems in their homes to protect their property and their loved ones when they aren’t around.
Below we dig into some of the inside information you’ll need to know about installing your own security system moving forward.
Obviously, you’ll want to research top brands, figure out which options for best in your budget, and secure all the tools you’ll need to install these systems. But there are a couple of other things you’ll want to consider, too.
How to Install Security System: 3 Tips You Must Know
Plan Out Your System Before Buying Anything
Straight out of the gate you need to think about what your new security system needs to be comprised of, even before you start to shop for security options.
Chances are good you’re going to want to get your hands on a handful of cameras, including motion-activated and night-vision-capable cameras. But you also might want to get your hands on a video doorbell, sonic alarms, silent alarms, and more.
Do you want to spring for deadbolts for all of your exterior doors?
Do you want to add extra security features to all your first-floor windows?
What about one-way reflective tinting for your windows?
There’s a lot more that can go into a full-fledged DIY security system than just a couple of cameras.
Plan everything out ahead of time and you’ll be able to create a perfectly secure outer envelope that keeps your home and your loved ones safe.
Protect Your Hardware from Thieves
Secondly, when you are installing your security components you want to constantly be thinking about how thieves could counteract, disable, or disconnect each of these individual components, too.
For example, make sure that your motion detection and night vision cameras are placed high enough up off of the ground that criminals can’t reach them before they’ve been detected.
Make sure that there aren’t any exposed wires that could be clipped or cut. Don’t advertise the type of security system you’re using so that criminals know what kind of technology they need to counteract, either.
Everything you do to frustrate thieves and criminals from breaking down your security system just adds another layer of protection.
Run Through Using Your System Regularly
Finally, it’s critically important that you regularly run through using your security system to make sure that you know what to do if you ever have to use it for real.
Make sure that you know how to connect to all of your individual cameras and alarms. Make sure that you know how to use your security app or software system. Make sure that you know how to use your security system to check on threats, contact authorities, and pull up video or audio evidence if it’s needed.
So long as you keep everything we highlighted above in mind while installing your security system you won’t have much to worry about.
Instead, you’ll be able to create a system that gives you the peace of mind and security you and your loved ones deserve, even if you are miles and miles from home.