411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Choose the Best Step Ladder for Your Kitchen

Unless you are the tallest man in the world, you are going to need a step ladder at some point in life, especially when working in the kitchen....

on Feb 23, 2018

6 Steps to Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen is the center of any household. It is always bustling with activity at any time of the day. A complete functional kitchen is very important...

on Feb 23, 2018

All That You Wanted to Know About Chiller Systems

One of the biggest causes for concern in an organization that uses industrial machinery is the machines malfunctioning. Overheating is one of the...

on Feb 21, 2018

What to Do After Being Locked Out of Your House?

What if we come home after a hard day at work and find ourselves keyless at the main door. The first reaction of anyone in this situation would be...

on Feb 21, 2018

Things You Can do to Maintain Your House

The best way to maintain your house is by doing the house renovation and maintenance. A renovation is changing the entire settings of the house....

on Feb 21, 2018

How to Install a Wireless Alarm System

by Jessica Ackerman on Mar 2, 2010

There are many important decisions that must be made regarding keeping our homes and businesses safe from intruders. Although most television commercials and online advertisements recommend protecting yourself primarily from identity theft, which is indeed a growing problem worldwide, installing a wireless alarm system should also be a high priority. Much like finding an insurance policy that protects you in the event of a natural disaster or theft, preventing losses before they happen is an important way to ensure that you will not have precious and valuable possessions irretrievably lost.

A wireless alarm system is much easier to install than the more traditional alarms, especially since you do not have to hire an expert electrician to do it for you. This is usually a simple do-it-yourself job, and can often be completed in just a few hours or less. Although you will need to refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer for the details of installation, there are a few fundamentals that are fairly universal regarding installation of a wireless alarm system.

First, you should start by deciding where the main controls should be placed. Keep this away from windows, and doors that allow a view of inside when closed, as this will allow potential burglars to see when your alarm is set—and when it is not. Choose a central area that is close to a door, such as in a front hallway, and keep it out of the reach of small children.

If you have to choose the password, make sure that you write this down and store it in a safe location. A safe is the ideal place for information like this, but a lockbox will usually suffice. Never rely on your memory alone, as this can cause serious problems later in cases where you fail to remember the password.

Follow all appropriate steps to make sure that your main control is installed properly and anchored in place. Plug in the control system, and ensure that it can be set as needed. Do not move on to the next step until this step has been completed correctly, or you could cause the system to malfunction.

Next, choose the windows and doors that will be linked to the supporting systems. The best ideas are common entry points, such as a back door, windows that are easiest to access, garages, and similar locations. Whether there are separate units completely, or simple sensors, for secondary locations, make sure that each is installed according to the manufacturers’ directions.

After you have installed each secondary or supporting unit/sensor, link all parts back to the primary unit using the manufacturers’ instructions. The most important thing to remember is that the system will not work if you do not set it. All of the alarms in the world are useless if the homeowner forgets to set the alarm at appropriate times, such as before bed, before leaving the home, and even when at home, especially when alone. Teach older children to set the alarm when they are home alone as well, to keep everyone safe at all hours of the day and night.

Safety / Security 2647 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Six Consumer Appliances a Bachelor Must Have

Just think of a situation. You are a bachelor and living on your own and far away from your parents. Thus you need to do a lot of household chores....

Appliance / Repair

Repair and Replace: Effective Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

What puts you in the mood to buy a house? Is it a dirty paint job with overgrown grass? What about a stone driveway past its prime? Are you...

Real Estate / Finance

Roadmap to Good Home Insulation and Energy Saving

If you walk through your home and catch a chill on a fall day, it's time to consider the structure's insulation. Insulation provides a literal...

General Household

Emergency Water Damage

A home or office could be flooded due to a natural calamity or a major plumbing leak. The speed at which water fills up the space is unimaginable...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

3 Reasons Why Avoiding Galvanized Springs is Smart

Beauty shouldn't concern you when your safety is at stake! That's a fact for all things in life and especially when it comes to garage door...

Doors / Garages

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018