Many do-it-yourself (DIY) home security systems on the market are affordable and can be installed with ease due to no requirement for technical expertise or drilling. A lot of these systems are wireless, which makes them ideal for rental properties where tenants are not allowed to drill holes in the walls.

Once you have made the decision to install a home security system on your own, you can use this helpful go-to guide as a quick reference to simplify the installation.


Install the security panel

A location close to your primary entry door and near a power source should be chosen for the panel installation. The panel can be hung using a small nail and hammer. If you don’t want to put a hole in the wall, removable double-sided tape will be suitable.

Place sensors and detectors

Basic window and door sensors are generally included with your system. The sensors usually involve a peel and stick application format, making them super simple to install. They will be firmly attached to whatever surface you choose, yet easy to remove if needed. Motion detectors are included with some home security systems, and you can install them in any areas of your choosing. A guideline included with your system will provide you with optimal locations to place the sensors along with any included motion detectors.

Test the system

In order to make sure everything is working properly, it is recommended to test the system following the included directions for installing and testing your final set up.

Key Components

Components included with your security system will differ from one manufacturer to the next as well as the exact features you have been shopping for. Take for example you are shopping for a system that provides motion detectors; this type of system will, of course, come with motion detector components.

Numerous systems available are basic home security systems, while others have all the bells and whistles. Fortunately, some companies allow you to add components as needed, which gives you the chance to customize your set up to meet your exact security needs.

DIY home security system basic components that you can expect to receive include the following:

  • Main Panel: The main panel and your keypad are the wits of your DIY security system, with the keypad allowing you to activate and deactivate your system. More advanced models allow you to program the system according to precise settings.
  • Sensors: Every system will include sensors, which will alert you when doors and windows are opened. Your personal preference will determine how many sensors you need.
  • Motion Detectors: Depending on your system, motion detectors may or may not be included. More advanced detectors include cameras and have video capabilities. Most often, motion detectors are placed in the corners of your rooms.



A DIY home security system is not always the right system for everyone. Homeowners often choose to hire a professional in fear of improper installation. Nevertheless, a monitored home security system can provide peace of mind and reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of burglary. It is a smart investment in protecting your home and family.

At Protect America, you will find a variety of contract home security systems that can easily be installed for you by a professional. Protect America offers numerous features, including easy ways to integrate smart automation technology into your home through a security system, like the ability to remotely control your home’s lighting. You can even take advantage of HD video service, which optimizes your loved one’s safety when you’re away from home. Simply hop on your smartphone or mobile device, look at live HD video of your home, and enjoy peace of mind in knowing your teens or parents are safe while you’re away.

According to Forbes, “What consumers may not understand is that these smart cameras can also be very sophisticated bugs if programmed properly. They can allow the covert viewing, listening and recording of whatever is within their range. That means there is the potential for unlawful surreptitious non-consensual recording where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality.” Even though there has been much debate on the privacy of home security camera’s, you can have full confidence in knowing Protect America in knowing values your privacy and provides complete transparency.

Protect America offers 24/7 customer service, free installation, locked-in rates, and up to $1,400 in free equipment. When it comes to home security, you can’t go wrong with opting for a Protect America system. Contact us today to learn more.