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The Ultimate Guide to Alarm System Installation

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Alarm systems are one of the best burglary deterrents. Most burglars won’t target a home with an alarm system. Modern alarm systems can send instant push notifications or an SMS or make a phone call to notify users.

Alarm systems come in a variety of configurations and integration capabilities. Many systems can be integrated with a video surveillance system. Such systems record an attempted break-in and alert the local authorities about the crime in progress.

Steps to Installing an Alarm system

1. Carefully read the installation manual. Check with local authorities regarding any requirements to install a burglar alarm.

2. Determine where to install the control panel, motion detectors, sirens, and alarm keypad. Avoid wiring installation parallel to high voltage electrical wiring as it can cause interference, which in turn can trigger a false alarm.

3. Level and mark the control panel’s location. Install the anchors and create access holes (if required) in the sheetrock.

4. Drill holes, if required, to fish wires for keypads, motion sensors, and sirens and power transformers. Be extra cautious to not drill holes in other wiring.

5. Run wires for motion sensors, keypads, and sirens.

6. Mount the control panel to the wall. Place and fasten the motherboard inside the control panel box. Program the alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

7. Once you successfully install the system, test it for a day or two. Teach everyone in your home to use the system.

Why Professional Installation Makes the Most Sense

When the temptation to save a few dollars by taking the DIY route gets too strong to resist, remind yourself that a professional alarm installer is trained to install security systems.

They know how different systems function. Installation pros are aware of common installation mistakes and take various steps to steer clear of them.

Here are some reasons to hire an alarm installer near you in Sonoma:

1. An installation pro will plan, integrate, and install the system to your exact needs and specifications.

2. Many installers offer alarm monitoring. Even if your installer does not offer this service, they should be able to connect you to a trusted monitoring company.

3. DIY installation can void your system’s warranty.

4. Your installer will be responsible for maintenance and future upgrades.

5. Reputable installers offer 24/7 support. You can call your installer’s tech support whenever you run into a problem and need help. If you are facing a serious problem, your installer will send out an experienced technician who will make sure your system is up and running as soon as possible.

Sync Systems offers end-to-end home automation and home security solutions. We use high quality products. Our installation pros use time tested methods and processes designed to ensure flawless execution. To discuss your project, call 707-799-9558.