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Common Mistakes when Installing a DIY Alarm System

Today we wanted to go over a few mistakes that people make and how to avoid them when they install their own DIY alarm system. They’re pretty easy to avoid, and are common sense for the most part. Bust it doesn’t help to touch on he obvious every now and then, just to make sure we’re all on the same page.

The first mistake that people make when installing their DIY alarm system is that they miss entrance points on their home. This is a big no-no. Most people know that you need to put sensors on both first floor windows and doors. But it is also imperative to put senors on second story windows too. You have to think like a burglar would. If a burglar really wants to get into your home, they will find a way. This is why you need to maximize the efficiency of your system and hit all of the points of entry.

The next mistake that people tend to make when installing their home alarm system is that they might poorly mount the equipment. You have to make sure that the multipart sensors get mounted properly. If you don’t do it right the first time, your job gets way more complicated. DIY alarm systems are not hard to install, but doing it wrong the first time can lead to a lot of extra time down the road. Sometimes, the mounting tape won’t be enough for holding your items. Think about using some mounting hardware for keeping your components in place.

The final suggestion we have for a DIY alarm system is to make sure that you check the batteries. Sometimes we install these alarm systems and forget that they are powered by batteries. A dead alarm system is useless and you should consider your alarm system to be like you smoke detector. Be sure to check it at least twice a year to make sure that it is functioning properly.

If you’re still confused on DIY alarm systems, we suggest reading some of our alarm system reviews. If you already have an alarm system, call you company to find out what you can do to make sure that you don’t make these mistakes.


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