How To Prepare For The Installation Of A Home Alarm System

April 3rd, 2019

There are several questions that people in Rochester Hills have to ask themselves before deciding on a home security system.

  • Should you get a wireless security system?
  • Do you want to automate your home?
  • Do you prefer to have a mobile app?

Something To Think About

While your security company can help you answer these questions and more, it’s helpful to do some research before you talk to the pros. An important aspect to think about is whether you really want a home security system. Before going through the process, here are some things you should know when it comes to preparation if you decide you’re ready for protection.

How To Prep And What To Expect

Check with the city – Before you install a home security system, find out of there are any ordinance requirements in Rochester Hills that you may need before installation can begin. You might need to obtain a permit.

Consider location – Think of the most convenient place for the keypad location in your home. It should be installed at a clear entryway. Think about the wiring and wall space available for easy placement. You also want to have easy access to the keypad. Don’t choose a location that’s cluttered or difficult to get to.

Pick a secure code – If your home security system requires a code, chose one that’s easy for the whole family to remember. Use the date you moved into the home, or a combination of important numbers. But never use “1234” or simple digits that can be easily discovered.

Download the app – If there’s an app for your mobile device that pairs with the home alarm system that you want, download it ahead of time. If the app is already on your device prior to installation, it’s easier for the installer to explain how to navigate it firsthand.  

Learn the system – Take the time to learn all about the features of your home security system. If you decide to use an app, get familiar with all of the features and controls inside that app. Have your installer explain the system in detail and go over any questions you may have.

Ask questions – Before you have your home security system installed, write down all of the questions you have about it. Then, ask the installer. Never be afraid to question how it works or how to use it. Keep good notes and refer back to them if needed.