Alarm systems be it burglar alarm, fire alarm or person alarm system for the elderly now have become a must-have in every home?
Because what if while you are at the office, your family is peacefully sleeping home and a thief tries to rummage your home?
What if your elderly parents need immediate medical attention, but they have no one to call out for help?
These situations might have scared you, but they have become real-life accidents now, as a result of our negligence. This is why having an adequate alarm system is essential so that no matter the emergency in your family, immediate help can be made available as soon as possible. For example, having a home monitoring system will not only protect your valuable assets and the lives of your family member’s, but it can also be used to monitor your kids while they are outside. The implementation of remote access technology, fall detection, etc. will give you the much-needed peace of mind.
While purchasing an alarm system like home monitoring system is essential, it can be a bit of a hassle having to configure and install it. You may have the right tools and manual describing how to install and configure it, but your limited knowledge and lack of experience can do more harm than good. Today on our blog post we will discuss the mistakes that you should avoid when installing an alarm system:
NOT THINKING IT THROUGH:
Before getting ready with all the pieces of equipment, it is vital to give the installation a considerable thought. Such as what are all the access points in the home? Think of all the passage in which a burglar can enter the house and buy an alarm that best fits your house needs.
NOT POSITIONING THE CAMERA RIGHT:
Your camera position can help find the police the burglar should there be a robbery. Make sure the camera is positioned in a way that it covers a full view of the area. But that is not enough; when installing a camera, it is equally important to take into account the weather and the atmospheric condition such as the sunlight, moisture, condensation, etc.
NOT LINKING THE SMOKE ALARM SYSTEM WITH HOME ALERT SYSTEM:
Linking the smoke alarm system with the home monitoring system can help save lives and get you the medical help as immediately as possible. It will be a cost-effective manner of getting double protection at the cost of one. Take, for instance, your smoke alarm detects fire, and now since it is connected with the monitoring system, it will immediately raise an alert to the response center or raise the alarm, in both of the cases, where you will get immediate help.
INSTALLING THE SYSTEM NEXT TO A WINDOW:
While the home monitor should be connected in the hall and the proximity of the door, installing the system with its keypad visible, next to the windows would be a big mistake. A burglar would easily reach the keyboard and deactivate or remove it. Similarly, make sure that you do not install the alarm near the device.