The do it yourself security system can be a little intimidating at first, but we promise they’re really not that hard to complete! Not too long ago it was standard to have you security system installed by a professional. That’s not necessarily the case now. You don’t need to take time off of work to have a professional come and install your security system. It only takes 30 minutes to an hour to install yourself. We’re going to go over the steps to a do it yourself security system below.
Obviously the first step to installing your own do it yourself security system is to purchase the right system for you. We recommend do it yourself security systems for everyone, but especially or renters or college students. It is a non-invasive way to protect your home from invaders and you can bring it with you to your next home with relative ease. Read the reviews we’ve got here for the best security systems in order to figure out which one is best for you.
The first step after you’ve received your security system is to plug in and turn on your control panel. This panel is how you control the security system. Meaning, this is where you will arm/disarm your system. You can pretty much put this wherever you want, although we recommend putting it near your main entrance.
After you’ve plugged in your control panel take the wireless security system sensors out and put them where you need them. First and foremost, put one on your main entry. After you’ve done that make sure to cover other entrances and windows with the remaining sensors. You should put your motion detector near the front entrance as well. If you have pets and decided to go with the glass-break sensor, put that near the front entrance. Most burglars enter through the front door.
After you’ve installed all your sensors on your do it yourself security system you need to call the company to activate it. They will walk you through each sensor to make sure that it is plugged in and working properly. After you have covered all the sensors, the company will officially activate your security system and you are good to go!
In general, these are the steps to installing a do it yourself security system. There are some variations depending on the company, but for the most part, this is what you are going to be doing. The directions are always clear, but if you do find yourself in a bind, give the company a call and ask! There’s no harm and it generally wont take that long for them to help you out with the process!