You`ve probably asked yourself couple of times how can you improve your home’s security without paying professional installation and monthly monitoring fees? A Home & DIY security system may be a perfect solution for you. This is almost perfect for renters and homeowners who like a one-time investment in equipment and a complete control over the process. CTS Systems always recommends choosing a professional installation, but has a complete understanding of customer’s wishes and arrangements. If you would like to oversee installation and monitoring, consider one of our DIY home security systems options and solutions.
It is you who is the king of the castle, so carefully consider one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Keeping your kingdom safe and secure and your treasury full would be one of your greatest challenges so to speak. Thanks to advances in smart home technology and products, you can now monitor your home’s cameras, no matter where you are in the world. Alarms, cameras, motion sensors and more – the options are endless when it comes to keeping tabs on what’s happening in your home. You can now have peace of mind at the touch of a button.
Coming to the best part – you can install most of this home security technology yourself. Home security has come a long way over the years – todays features allow them to be fully integrated with home networking systems and smart devices. And you will want to ensure that whatever system you purchase is compatible with any mobile device you plan to use it with.
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What Alert System do you want? Is it motion-based or sound based alert or you just want to cover the whole package? We are recommending push based alert system, but important to say that it can also be set to provide audible notifications to help ensure you never miss any activity.
Which Camera Features to choose?
If your smart home security system comes with any camera(s) you’ll want to consider the features available on them. You can choose a dummy camera, a cable connected or a wireless camera with WIFI support. This type of IP camera allows you to access its recordings and live-stream from anywhere. It comes with a dedicated mobile application that works on both iOS and Android phones.
If you are planning to set a smart home security system you’ll want to consider cameras, sensors, and alarms. All assessments depend on the size of your home, amount of coverage and the budget. So think about window sensors, water leak sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, and more. You can think of an audible alarm as a deterrent, alerting anyone in the area to a break-in. CTS Systems can help you plan your DIY home security systems so you can get it up and running in a single day. Our company has a long time experience in money saving options and equipment consulting, providing extra assistance in setting up your DIY alarm system. So basically, all you’ll need for starters are basic tools – a drill, screwdrivers, wire stripper and a small pry bar.
It wouldn`t be called a DIY system if you couldn’t connect it and set up by yourself. Everything you need for a proper installation is explained in a user manual with the equipment, and there is a lot of online tutorials and tech hacks available. Just be sure to check which technology you chose, if it requires additional drilling or an extra power source.
And if you are not quite sure how to handle all by yourself, reaching out to professionals might be the right and cheaper solution then a major hiccup or worse. Find a company with an excellent expertise and accuracy in order to achieve the results that are consistent with the highest standards.
They always keep on hand a security manager that oversees the installation, testing, training, and delivery of the system to the end user, to ensure customer satisfaction without all the hassle.
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Situations where fire poses a greater danger to your family than burglary, you may want to add wireless smoke detectors to your system. That way, the alarm panel will notify you of a fire condition and trigger a call to the fire department. You’ll need a minimum of one wireless smoke detector on each floor. If you have a gas furnace, water heater or clothes dryer, install a heat detector just to cover all the bases
So you don`t have to be connected to a monitoring service that calls the authorities, but have in mind the importance of alarm monitoring. A monitoring service can contact the authorities much faster than the neighbours.
Many certified technicians recommend window transmitters over installing motion sensors – motion sensors cause the majority of false alarms. One of their poorly features is they detect burglars only after they’ve entered your home. Door and window transmitters are the only way to detect break-ins immediately. Don’t ever think that motion detectors are sufficient solution. Glass-breakage sensors are also a good option but not essential having in mind that burglars only break glass in order to unlock a door or window. Then, when they open the door or window, a standard transmitter will detect the entry.
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So with installing DIY home security system rather than dealing with a security company, you can save enough money to buy one additional camera per year. Isn`t this great news?
Burglars like easy-peasy jobs. Just by letting them know that your home is protected by an alarm system, you are on a winning game. Post window stickers, warning signs, make your surveillance cameras visible and no one can mistake you for an easy target.