Burglar Alarm Installation Tips

by Evert DuToit - Date: 2007-01-14 - Word Count: 359 Share This!

How complex a burglar alarm installation will be, depends on the type of environment where it is going to be used. The electrical circuit will be become more and more complex as additional entry points are added. Business establishments like stores usually have the most complex alarm system installations. Those types of alarm systems are also often monitored by the police.

Homes typically have much simpler alarms systems. Small homes often have simple unmonitored alarm systems. Having an alarm system is a good way to protect your family and possessions.

Most burglar alarm systems are installed by the company it was bought from. However, there are alarm systems that are sold in do-it-yourself kits. The burglar alarm installation kit contains all the components that are needed.

Take the following in consideration before installing an alarm system yourself:

- Number of doors and windows. You will need to install a sensor for each entry point you want to secure.

- The type of alarm system you wish to install. If it is a combination fire and burglar alarm, you'll need different sensor types and it'll complicate the circuit.

- You will need to decide on a strategic spot to place the alarm control panel.

The first component to be installed is the alarm sounder. You might want to place it so that it can scare off potentional burglars. If it is installed outside, you might want to put in an enclosure to protect it from heat and moisture. Be sure it is placed in such a way that it can be heard loudly.

The next components to install are the sensors or switches. They need to be placed carefully along the edges of windows and doors. The magnet and sensor needs to be close enough to each other for the sensor to clearly pick up the magnet, but not so close that the magnet will snag on the sensor.

Lay the wires to the control panel along with any other components that are need. You can test the system by opening each of the doors and windows one at a time and make any adjustments that might be necessary.

By following these steps your burglar alarm installation should go smoothly.

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