Finding a suitable Alarm system is vital in protecting your home and family. There are many variants of the security system that differs in working and cost. To select a suitable security system for your home, first list out your requirements. Selecting a system of thebest brand withgeneric features and after sale services is a big challenge.
- Home Entrances and Windows
Count in advance the total number of entrances and windows that need to be securedin your home. This will help in deciding the number of sensors you will need to place.
Consider your basement also, while planning for an alarm system. Count number of doors and windows it has as you have to protect your house from that level also.
- Professionally installed or DIY installed
Decide if you want to go for a security system that is professionally installed or a DIY (do-it-yourself) security system,where you will buy and install it on your own.
- Plan before company’s representative
Go around your home,prior to a company representative arrival. Select the most accessible and hidden places of your home.Finalise the areas that need more coverage. Select a good spot to place your keypad that will control your system. It may be convenient to have another keypad in your bedroom. Also, select a suitable place in your home to put main electronics box.
- Connect Main Level doors
Connect all main doors with a device so that you can observe if any of the main paneldoorsare opened. You can protect your doors with area coverage motion if they cannot be reached with thewiring.
- Motion detectors
Usemotion detectors if you have many windows andaccess them from ground level. This can reduce cost also.
- Smoke Detector
Include at least one smoke detector in your alarm system withan automatic monitoring.In case of smoke, if you are away from home, smoke detector will save at least some of your valuable belongings.