How to install a wire free alarm
Here's our brief guide to installing a wire-free alarm, to protect your home and help you feel secure. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions for the alarm you're installing.
Step 1. Check your kit
Check you've got all the kit you need: a control panel, a siren (alarm box), PIR detectors and door and window contacts.
Step 2. Activate the batteries
Before you mount or programme the alarm system, activate the batteries in the sensors.
Step 3. Power up the control panel
Power up the control panel by plugging in the power adapter. Also activate the back-up battery if your system has one.
Step 4. Programme your system
You can now programme your system and synchronise the sensors and alarms with the control panel. For details, see the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 5. Disable the control panel tamper
Disable the control panel tamper so you don't activate the siren, before physically installing any devices.
Step 6. Position the control panel
Place the control panel where you'll be installing it. Put the system into 'test mode'.
Step 7. Position the sensors
Now take each sensor to its intended location. Do a radio test to make sure it's within range of the control panel. If the control panel doesn't respond it may be a range problem, so you'll need to find alternative locations or move the devices closer together. When you're happy everything's in range, mount the control panel.
Step 8. Mount the alarm box
Mount the alarm box in an obvious location on an outside wall. It should be as high as possible, with the tamper switch fully engaged.
Step 9. Fix the PR detectors
Now you can fix PIR detectors and door and window contacts in their locations. Once you've installed everything, reactivate the system tamper.
Step 10. Test the system
You're now ready to test your system. The set-up for each model will differ so follow your manufacturer's instructions. Once you've done a successful test, set-up is complete and your home is alarm-protected.