Learning how to properly install a wireless home security system can be very important. The installation process is just as important as the protection of your home. A wireless security system includes wireless sensors that are applied by adhesive and need to be placed correctly in the locations they may be going. Motion detectors, micro sensors, smoke detectors, glass break sensors, and any type of protection you may be using need to put in strategic places in which will most benefit your home. Before installation consult with your security company and a special technician should walk you through the process.

Wireless Home Security Installation

The first step to installing your wireless security system is making sure you have all the equipment you were to receive. There should be an invoice with all equipment names and parts on it. Ask your technician if you have any questions about installing the security system. Next you want to connect the base of the system, the actual “main brain”. This part of the system is the most important as it is the one you will typically enter your code when disarming the system, if you’re not using a wireless key chain remote or touchpad. All of your equipment should come pre-programmed and each piece of equipment will have a specific number that they are programmed as into your security system. The technician will then ask you what name you would like to call each specific number. Giving each sensor and device a specific unique name will help you keep track and identify where each device is located. Once you place each sensor where it needs to go it is time to test. Typically the technician will program your disarming and panic codes, but if not go ahead and program these in. Now you are officially ready to test.

Testing Your Wireless Home Security System

The most important thing to understand before testing your system is to make sure your system is on test mode with your home security provider or the home security monitoring station. You do not want to get a false alarm fine! They’re expensive and a waste of money. Once you have your system on test, proceed to arm your system, and trigger an alarm from the sensor of your choice. Make sure you let your alarm system sound for the proper amount of time. You have to realize arming and disarming your system so quickly, you may avoid even sending a signal. A dial tone land line phone system may take anywhere from 10 to 15 seconds to dial depending on the home phone service provider. A broadband system is actually the quickest, operating off an internet connection that ensures almost immediately that the system is properly connected. And last, cellular monitoring may take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds while on test.

Once you confirm a successful test, your home security system is ready to go. Be sure to consult your security provider before proceeding on any of these steps. If you have any questions call your alarm company’s customer care department.