How to install a wireless home alarm system

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To keep your home safe from break-ins, install a wireless home alarm system. It’s easy to do yourself and a great way to deter would-be intruders. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected while you’re away. We’ll show you how to attach the control pad and the sensors. 
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Mount the keypad on the wall
2 Predrill holes
3 Insert the wall plugs
4 Screw the bracket to the wall
5 Attach the keypad to the wall
6 Attach the sensor bracket to the wall
7 Attach the sensor to the bracket
8 Install the door sensors
9 Personalise your alarm settings
10 Install the outdoor strobe siren
  • Step 1. Mount the keypad on the wall

    Hold the mounting bracket up against the wall and mark the screw positions on the wall. 

  • Step 2. Predrill holes

    Using your drill, predrill holes into the marks you’ve made on the wall.

  • Step 3. Insert the wall plugs

    Now take your wall plugs and insert them into the holes you’ve made. 

  • Step 4. Screw the bracket to the wall

    Next, use your screwdriver to screw the bracket onto the wall.  

  • Step 5. Attach the keypad to the wall

    Remove the battery tabs at the back of the keypad and attach it to the wall. 

  • Step 6. Attach the sensor bracket to the wall

    Choose placement of the sensors, making sure each position covers the biggest area possible. In a corner, just below the ceiling is usually best. Attach the brackets to the wall, leaving enough room for the unit to fit between the bracket and the roof. Where possible, screw the sensor brackets into a stud, or predrill and insert wall plugs to secure the bracket (Refer to Steps 1-4). 

  • Step 7. Attach the sensor to the bracket

    Before you mount each sensor, remove the battery tags and attach the mount to the back. Then simply attach the sensor to the bracket on the wall. Repeat this process for all other sensors.

  • Step 8. Install the door sensors

    Install the tamper sensor on the back door. The small piece attaches to the doorjamb, the larger piece to the door. Make sure that the two arrows on the units line up. Use the sticky backing to attach them at the top of the door. 

  • Step 9. Personalise your alarm settings

    Check that your panel batteries are charged and charge them if necessary, using your charger. Then, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to personalise your alarm system using the control panel. 

  • Step 10. Install the outdoor strobe siren

    You will also need to install the outdoor strobe siren that comes with your alarm your kit. This will activate if the alarm is set off but also acts as a warning to potential intruders and deter them from trying to break in. To install it, follow the instructions supplied with the box.
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