Place your control station in an area of your home that is centrally located to where your sensors and contacts will be. Doing so will help ensure that each one will be able to communicate with the main station. Also do this in an effort to make it easier for the system’s alarm to be heard throughout the home if it is ever triggered.
Door and Window Sensors
Place door contacts and window sensors at or close to the top of each of these locations. Doing so helps keep them out of the way of locks and latches, and reduces the likelihood of accidental contact while opening or closing doors and windows and that may dislodge a contact or sensor.
Avoid placing your base station too close to other devices, such as computers and cordless telephones. While technology has advanced to the point where interference between wireless devices is rarely (if ever) an issue, keeping a safe distance between all is still a good practice to avoid interference just in case faulty equipment with any of your electronic devices becomes an issue.
Always Read Your Instructions Carefully
Depending upon your system, the manufacturer may have additional ideas about where to install your wireless alarm system. Be sure to read all instructions carefully and remember that our tech support team here at the Home Security Store is happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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