If you are thinking to install a home security installation system, you may be offered a several different number of configurations and plans to choose from. Some systems may need professional help to be installed while some may not be that complex and user can easily assemble them. The home alarms systems need to be assembled prudently so as to avoid user error and cases of false alarms.

You may have heard about security gadgets like Video Cameras, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Flood (Water) Sensors, Sirens, Temperature Sensors, Motion Sensitive Spotlights, External Video Cameras, Glass Break Detectors, while apart from these high tech gadgets there are several other factors you must think about before taking any step. Here are some best of DIY security – Alarm-Reviews.net of the important facts you must mull over before installing the system.


The monitoring service you choose is of a great importance if any threat is reported. They act as middlemen. Whenever any mishap is reported, it automatically reports to a nearby monitoring station which further informs to emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance to the location. Basically there are three monitoring services: Landline, mobile and broad band. One may choose prudently the service which is available easily and present for maximum duration of time. For example, people who live in a hilly or a village area may face network problems. Moreover, try to opt for a service provider who offers crash and smash security. So, they must opt for landline services, except for the other two. However mobile service is the fastest and works even when broad band is temporarily down.


It is often seen that sometimes pets trigger motion detectors which led to false alarms. So if you have a dog, you must place sensors roughly 7 feet from the ground. If you have comparatively dogs with a bigger height, you may like to consider a glass-break or break-glass, which depends on the alarm chap you’re talking to. These devices have a sensor that detects the frequency of broken glass, so a low dog bark or human talking isn’t supposed to set them off.  While there are no such problems with motion sensors if you have a cat and there are no high shelves near your sensors.

Entry points

The first step towards buying any home security equipment is that you need to scrutinise entry points of your house. If you’re building a DIY home security system you must do your research as burglars don’t often come after knocking your door. We very well know that the front door is the least preferable option for the burglar to come in. So yes, think like a bad guy and try to evaluate every possible entry points or from which place the burglar is most likely to enter into your home. Make sure you consider both of your front and back doors, windows, etc. to be under surveillance by security cameras or armed with sensors. There can a number of points in your neighbourhood which is susceptible to break-ins. Comprehend your weak points, form where a burglar can enter. So you have to think what the burglar would think and have to take actions according to that. Thinking about the negatives in your home safety will lead you safeguard your home better.

Assembling is not a big deal as there are many online tutorials available but finding the right spots to place your motion sensors, installing cameras is what matters the most. So think what a burglar would think and closely look at the most easy entry means into your house to fully guard your home sweet home against any breach.