“Can I install a home alarm system myself?” Well, of course, you can! While searching for the system that is the best fit, many people run into horror storied of systems butchered by technicians or installed incorrectly, some even with the wrong equipment! Many bully customers into buying additions equipment like cameras and sensors that they don’t need. Avoid these high-pressure sales tactics by looking into DIY (Do It Yourself) systems from companies like Think Protection or Protect America.
The process will be so much easier than you think. Do yourself the favour of mapping out your needs to decide what you will need. Map out your property and decide what is important to you to have protected. This can include but is not limited to:
- Smoke Detectors
Once you have your ideal wish list, develop your price list. What is your budget? Can you manage everything you want? Do you need it all?
Talking to an expert can be very helpful while trying to determine the specifics of what you want, but also help you to focus on what you need. Calling your chosen alarm company will allow you to have all of your questions and/or concerns addressed. You can determine exactly what you need and what further options you have to protect your home. Your ideal basic system will include:
- Base Unit
- Wireless Keypad
- Motion Sensor
- Window/Door Sensor
A camera can always be a great add-on option. In the month of February, Think Protection was offering a free camera promotion with the purchase of a standard or plus package.
Once you have purchased your ideal system, you need to know how to install it. The basics of your DIY install consist of nothing more than your phone and a screwdriver or adhesive, depending on your preference. Door sensors are easily mounted on the frame and door and like your motion sensor, are battery run.
Once everything is in position as you want it, your system can be activated in a few simple steps. You will need your keypad to be connected to your monitoring station. The full process can be completed in an easy breezy hour.
Your final and likely most enjoyable step will be connecting your wireless mobile app or even your Alexa or Google Home. Your system can have all the fun features like voice command, worldwide viewing and arm/disarming.
You can now install your own system while enjoying all the perks associated with your awesome new service!