Installing a Home Alarm System

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If you’ve chosen the alarm that you want to install in your home, installing it doesn’t have to big a big hassle. You can install your home alarm system in a few simple steps:

In years gone by, there was no need for home alarms, as most residences in previous generations had dogs, geese, chickens, and other animals that made noise when startled by home invaders who tried to enter their owner’s property. As America became more modernized, the need for a better system surfaced. In 1853, an inventor from Boston by the name of Augustus Russell Pope came up with the first alarm system in the world. The original home alarms were battery operated which means they often ran out of power. It was not until the 20th century that the high-tech home alarm systems that we’re familiar with became popular.

Making Your Selection

Since there are many alarm systems on the market to choose from, you can find the exact alarm that you’re looking for to meet your home’s particular security needs. When purchasing your home alarm, you will want to consider how large or small your home is, whether or not your house has a landline, broadband, or if you simply want to connect your alarm to your cellphone. You should also take into account if you are a homeowner or a renter, and whether or not you plan on moving homes within the next few years, to determine your system’s portability. Because of the wide range of products out there and the features that different systems come with, you will also want to think about how much money you are willing to spend on an alarm system for your home. Now is also the time to decide if you want to hire a professional locksmith to install your home alarm, or if you want to try to install it on your own.

DIY Home Alarm Install in 5 Steps:

  1. For the first step, you will need a screwdriver or electric drill. The first thing to do is to attach the alarm’s mounting bracket on the wall of your choice. It is a good idea to find a place for your alarm system that is not near any see-through doors or windows.
  2. The next thing you will want to do is connect a phone line (if necessary) as well as a siren. Now is also the time to plug the alarm into an electrical outlet.
  3. Once the alarm base is plugged in, you’ll want to put the sensors up throughout your house. You should put sensors on all windows and doors that lead outside. Make sure the sensors are lined up nicely so that they can function optimally.  
  4. You are almost finished installing your home alarm. All you need to do now is simply set up a password to enable and disable your alarm. Keep the code simple (but not too easy to guess) as it will be used on a daily basis.
  5. The final step to installing your home alarm is contacting the alarm’s monitoring company if necessary and then testing out your alarm a few times to make sure that it works well, and will protect your home from theft.


The alarm system at my home doesn’t seem to be working right. Is this something that your company can help with?

Yes, 24/7 Nationwide Locksmiths can determine whether your alarm system is working correctly or not. If your alarm system is not working right the locksmith will discuss the options for repairing or replacing the system. Over the years, our professional locksmiths have repaired thousands of home alarms at the most affordable pricing.

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