DIY home security installation tips
Successfully fit a home security system with expert advice on hotspots and system checks
A home security system can help deter would-be burglars and may even lower your home insurance quote. DIY home security systems are relatively easy to install. Kevin Spencer, Product Manager at Yale, offers tips for success when setting up.
Planning for installation
When unboxing your system make sure you have everything you need to install it. The box should tell you what’s required for installation, such as a screwdriver or tape measure. Familiarise yourself with each piece in the kit. This will help when reading through the manual because you’ll understand what each individual piece does and what it connects to.
Decide on hotspots
Take the time to plan out your DIY home security system before beginning installation. Figure out which locations in your home will provide you with the most protection and decide where the sensors and hub will be. Think about the order in which the products need to be installed. For instance, the smart hub is central to an alarm system and so all other devices need to be linked with it to work.