If you have finally decided to take the drastic measures to install a wireless security system in your home, you will be shocked to find that there is an unlimited array of brands to select from. The security system is a very popular device, because it can dramatically increase the security level, in and around your home. Below you will discover the many benefits of a DIY wireless home security system.
Do It Yourself Security
Most homeowners are skeptical about wireless security systems, because they question their reliability, security, and durability. These are only the tip of the iceberg, because there is always the question of how easy or difficult the installation process will be. To escape the hassle of hiring a professional installer, many individuals will purchase the wireless designed security system.
The wireless installation process will not require any type of splicing or connecting electrical wires. You just simply plug the base into your preexisting Ethernet router and then plug into a nearby 110 volt electrical outlet. The system, cameras, and sensors are integrated with wireless connectivity, so they will be able to communicate with each other. One important factor to remember is the wireless range, which should range from 150-250’.
Mobile App Home Security
The wireless security system has an associated app that will need to be downloaded to your PC, tablet, or iPhone. This will allow you to remotely control the system from anywhere around the world. You can also view a live video feed of camera’s viewing area at any time, by opening up the mobile app.
You can also enable and disable the system via your app enabled device, while you are at home or away.
The indoor camera that comes with the security system will need to be plugged into an electrical outlet, but it operates off of the wireless connectivity. You can place it anywhere in your home, as long as it is within the wireless range, but again it does need to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
The outdoor camera will also need to be connected to an electrical source. Most of these devices will include the power supply or electrical cable for the installation process. This is probably the hardest step of the process, but if you have any electric or mechanical skill, you will not find it that difficult.
The external sensors are compatible with the wireless security system. They are also integrated with the wireless connectivity, so they can communicate with the base. When the sensor is triggered, an alert will be sent to the base, an audible alarm will be initiated, and an instant message will be sent to your app enabled device.
The camera will be embedded with infrared LEDs, so you can visually see the camera’s viewing area, even when it is pitch dark outside. This feature plays a huge part in securing your home, because most often than not, burglars will attempt a break in after dark. The motions sensors will also operate after dark, so if an unwanted visitor enters the sensor range and camera view, you will capture him/her in action.
Most security systems can be connected to a monitoring center. These centers offer 24-hours, 7-days a week monitoring and if a motion sensor is triggered, the alert will be directed to the center, instead of the homeowner. The receiving representative will immediately contact the homeowner to see if they are at home and accidentally triggered the alarm. If the homeowner is not at home or unavailable at the time, the representative will alert the police department.
This service does require a monthly subscription fee, but it will be worth every cent, because your home with be completely secure.
While some security systems will have a built-in hard drive that will store the video clips taken at the time of the actual event, others will offer cloud storage. The basic cloud service will be free and store your videos up to 7-days, before they are recorded over. If you want to upgrade this service, you should expect to pay around $10-30 monthly, but this will offer you better storage options.
A DIY wireless home security system can be installed very easily by anyone, whether they are electrically or mechanically inclined. By doing it yourself, you will save quite a bit of money, plus you will be enhancing your home security greatly.