Getting your home wired up with a security system is an excellent way to add a layer of protection. Burglars may be more wary of trying to get into houses with cameras, while any intrusions can be picked up so footage can be shared with the cops if necessary. But you need to get your home ready for installation before the electrician arrives.
1. Make Sure The Installer Has A Valid Licence
Not everyone can install a hardwired security system because of the intricate nature of the job, which is why you'll want to entrust the job to a licensed professional who knows exactly what needs to be done in your home. In many states, installing wired security systems without a licence may incur heavy fines, which is why it's important that you check the credentials of the professional ahead of time for your own peace of mind. A licensed professional is trained to ensure that security systems are installed safely and securely, and will be insured in case of any unforeseen accidents or issues on your property during the installation process.
2. Tidy Up Spaces Where You Intend For Cameras To Go Up For Easy Access
Before the actual installation, you may want to organise a consultation with the security expert to determine where cameras and sensors need to be placed in and around your property for maximum protection. This also allows you the opportunity to tidy up spaces where the cameras are to be set up for easier access on installation day.
You might need to move around furniture, get rid of clutter or relocate tables, but this is well worth it when you consider how much more secure your home will be. You always want areas around cameras and sensors to be as clutter-free as possible so they can do their job effectively without anything getting in the way.
3. Make Sure The Electrical Mains Are Accessible
Apart from enabling seamless entry into the house, make sure the electrical mains are also easily accessible because the security expert will need to access this when wiring up your home with cameras. If there is anything restricting access in any way, make sure you move it in advance for a seamless installation process. You will need to leave the main board unlocked during the time of installation because the expert may need to turn all electricity off multiple times to your house while the cameras and sensors are being installed.
Follow these actions when getting your home ready for professional security system installation.