Easy To Install Home Security Systems
We talk to many customers each week who are concerned about the security of their home or property, but are cautious about the costs associated with a professional installation. Whilst such work is often vital for more advanced remote systems, the truth is that installing Home Security Products should pose no problem for anyone with basic DIY knowledge.
Often, easiest installations come with Wireless Home Security Systems. As these kits use transmitters built into each camera, they don’t need cables to be run between each camera and the Digital Video Recorder– they simply need to be connected to a power source. Then it’s just a matter of connecting the 4 channel receiver to the kit’s Recorder. Whilst the installation for Wireless systems is very simple, they can be susceptible to signal interference- especially in busy WiFi areas- so it’s a good idea to check the video signal is clean and within range before you screw anything down!
If you are looking for the best possible image clarity and signal, then we would always recommend a Wired Home Security Camera. Wired CCTV Surveillance Systems generally have higher resolutions and more robust build quality- and aren’t actually much more tricky to set up! Many people get nervous at the thought of drilling holes to run cables outside, but even this is fairly straightforward if you keep a few pointers in mind:
- How deep will you have to drill? External walls will usually be quite thick, make sure your drill bit is long enough. For cavity walls you can always drill one hole on each side- just make sure they line up!
- How big will the hole have to be? Most of our cameras use a 2 way video and power cable. When drilling a hole for them make sure it’s wide enough to allow you to pass through both connectors.
- Poly-Filler is your friend! Use it to fill in the gaps once you have run the cable
- If you install your cameras high up, try and drill the holes at the same height. This means the cabling won’t be potentially exposed to vandals on the outside of your home.
- Make use of loft space if you have it- this helps keep the cabling out of the way!
Once you have the cameras mounted and have drilled any holes, it’s really no trickier than wiring a stereo. Just hook the video cables up to the back of the DVR unit and you’re ready to go. The Recorder can be permanently left attached to a TV for monitoring, or just as a standalone device recording to the Hard Drive.