DIY Home Security Systems in 2020
Have you been considering a home security system, but prefer not having people in your home at this time? Are you a DIY person that likes to be in charge of your home improvements? It is now possible and affordable to have an alarm system in your home, even when you are in an apartment or renting a home. One of the reasons some holdback might be as simple as not knowing where to start.
DIY Home Security Options
If you are up to tackling any of the DIY home security systems, they are readily available for you to choose and assemble. The good news is that the equipment you are buying for yourself is the same commercial-grade cameras and sensors that the security companies stock for themselves. The main tools you need should already be in your toolbox, such as a screwdriver and drill. Installing on your own might help save you installation fees charged by some companies, whereas others have a free installation with the purchase of their equipment and monthly monitoring contract. DIY projects always require some research to know what you are dealing with as to availability.
DIY Home Security Essentials
Since every homeowner has specific needs for their home, there isn’t any rule book about what you may need or not. You can usually find a DIY starter package that lays out a foundation of devices to get started. Fort Knox Security Services has a DIY Essentials package. It includes a push-button pin pad, a smart hub panel, a multi-cellular wireless module, three door/window sensors, and a pet-friendly motion sensor. It would be a good idea to go through your home and map out a floorplan before you purchase anything. A starting point would be to take a look and list the entry points in your home and plan on putting the door/window contacts on all of them. The next vulnerable spot to cover is the perimeter of the house. Entry sensors are reliable, but it’s even better to detect an intruder before they open that window or door. To be able to do this, map out the best views on the outside and write how many cameras you’ll need. The video doorbell is the most convenient camera you will have. It has a sharp picture with the ability to let you carry on a two-way conversation with the visitor. In addition to the basic items, you can add on keyless entry, keyfobs, garage door controller, smoke detectors, and more. Top it off with 24/7 monitoring so that your home is protected even when you can’t be there.
If you’re ready for that DIY home security project, start planning. If you need assistance, Fort Knox Home Security Services can help you. If the installation of our equipment gets to be too much for you, we can give you a US-based support team member to speak with. There is no reason to not protect your home or apartment. There is something for everyone, call us today!