Learning to Install a Wireless Alarm System

Published: Jun 14, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
Learning to Install a Wireless Alarm System

Today, the most popular way to protect your home against the risk of intruders is with a wireless alarm system that can be installed with ease and without any expertise.

There are advantages to people for using a wireless alarm systemover other alarm systems that can be found in the market. First and foremost, it is quite easy for people to install the system themselves. Also, when a wireless alarm system is used for protecting the house, it helps people in saving the cost of hiring an electrician who would have been needed for installing a wired one. People also have the option of placing the sensors of the alarm system wherever they want whether it is doors or windows. As the system is wireless, they don’t have to worry about wires running through the walls and between the control panel. Although there are specific installation instructions provided by the manufacturer of every wireless alarm system, mostly the same steps have to be followed.


The initial steps require people to decide where they want to install the main control panel and which doors and windows need to be protected by sensors. The location of other features such as fire or smoke sensors also has to be decided. The location of the main control panel has to be easily accessible like the front door, but it shouldn’t be that easily accessible that a burglar peeking through the window can see it. Moreover, if it is a monitored wireless alarm system, it is also necessary to keep the main control panel near an electrical outlet and a telephone line as well. Windows and doors that are most likely to be protected should be protected by sensors. The location of motion sensors should also be such that they aren’t blocked by furniture or aren’t avoided by an intruder in the house.


Screws should be used for installing the control panel on the wall with the help of wall inserts or a stud finder for locating the studs. The control panel has to be connected to an electrical outlet after it has been installed and it can either be wired or plugged in. If it is wired directly to the outlet, it will reduce the risk of tampering by the burglar. However, even if it is plugged, it is best to ensure that it has battery backup in case the power goes off or the panel is unplugged. A monitoredwireless alarm system also has to be connected to a telephone line. On the rear, there will be a phone jack into which the phone cord has to be plugged. The control panel should be programmed with the keypad.


The lights or siren should be installed where they can be seen or heard easily, but not tampered with. The sensors should be placed on the windows and doors, but away from other electronic equipment and metals or else their transmitter that signals the control panel will not be able to function properly. If other sensors such as smoke and fire detectors and motion sensors are also included in the system, they should be installed along the other sensors. The sensors should then be programmed to work with the control panel as per the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer of the wireless alarm system.

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