Home Security

How to add a motion sensor alarm system in my house

Unfortunately, some owners wait until after a robbery or theft to install a security system . A security system at home can help you sleep safely at night and feel that your home is protected when you are away, at night or day. You can take a step further and include internal infrared motion sensors. The sound of the alarm when the motion sensor detects movement can be enough to stop the intruder and prevent it from bedrooms and other rooms in your home.

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Choose a sensor system that works with your existing alarm system. For example, use a wireless system if you have a security system wireless or wired system, if that is what you have in place.

Choose a suitable place to mount the infrared motion sensor. Identify a place where the sensor will not result in a false alarm, detect heat vents and windows or exterior lights shining through a window. See the sensor instruction manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding how far you should be from any source of heat and how to aim the lens movement detection unit.
Cut the power to the alarm system. Drill holes for the screws to attach the sensor unit to the wall. If installing a cabling system, routed cables along baseboards or through the walls, so that drivers go to your control panel.

Use staples to attach the wires for wiring unit to the top of the baseboards or along the edge of the floor, either to provide a better appearance. Omit step 5 if you are installing a cabling system and proceed with steps 6-9.

Connect the wireless system to a source of energy (if electricity is needed), or install the battery if you are using a battery operated motion sensor. Follow the remaining instructions provided by the manufacturer of the sensor, connect the motion sensor unit to the wall and go to step 9.

Open the back plate of the unit to continue installing a motion sensor cables. Most units have a playoff circle you can unscrew with a screwdriver or tweezers that you press to open the back plate.

Connect the white wire, red and black to the unit and the cables extending across the joint at the base of the unit. Connect the unit to the wall using the screw holes. Seal all openings with caulking to prevent water leakage and infiltration of excess air that may cause a false alarm, and to keep cables secure.

Spend the cables to the control panel for the alarm system. Open the control panel box, identifies the corresponding screw connectors and cables connecting the cables so that the red wire that goes from the unit to connect to the connector for the red wire nut in the control panel. Repeat with the black and white wires. If there is a green or ground wire, connect it to the cable gland nut on the control panel.

Open the power supply for your security alarm system and motion sensor. Test the system to determine if it is functioning properly, walking in front of the infrared device to see if the alarm is activated. If the alarm does not go off, see the troubleshooting instructions provided by the manufacturer to point the lens and wiring connections.