Protecting your home and camp with a Do It Yourself (DIY) Perimeter Alarm
Whether you live in a home or have a camp, protecting yourself should be your utmost priority. Perimeter alarms are an ideal solution to ensure that intruders cannot enter your property without setting off alarms. However, the installation of such a system is often too expensive for many people. This is why we are offering a DIY solution for you to install yourself, making it more accessible for everyone.
Perimeter Alarm System
A perimeter alarm system is designed to detect movement on the ground outside the perimeter of your property. The alarms can either be wired or wireless which both offer the same level of protection but with different levels of installation difficulty. Wired systems require burring of cables to form the alarm system’s network, whereas wireless systems require no wiring as the sensors communicate via radio signals with each other and the main alarm unit.
DIY Perimeter Alarm Installation
First, you must decide which type of DIY perimeter alarm system you want to install. The type you choose will determine how to go about installing it. For the wired system, you will need to bury cables in the ground around the perimeter of your property. However, for the wireless system, you will need to install infra-red sensors around the perimeter of your property. The sensors communicate when someone passes within their line of sight, alerting the main alarm unit.
For both systems, you will need to purchase the necessary materials from any hardware store. Once you have the necessary items, you can begin to install the system. It is important that you follow the step-by-step instructions provided with the system purchase. It is also advised to consult with a professional for advice if you are uncomfortable with the installation process at any stage.
Maintenance and Alarm Setup
Once your system is up and running, it is important to ensure it is maintained properly. The manufacturer should provide guidance for regular maintenance of the system. Additionally, you should program the alarm settings. This includes setting the code you want to use to activate and deactivate the alarm. This code should be kept safe and not shared with anyone else. If you ever forget your code, your alarm may need to be reset by a professional.
Installing a DIY perimeter alarm system is a great way to protect your home and camp. It is an affordable option compared to professional installation and can be done with the right materials and guidance. By following the instructions provided, as well as the guidelines for regular maintenance and alarm programming, you can ensure that your property is secure and protected from intruders.