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There are two ways to use this knowledge base. You may wish to simply begin at question 1 and read through all the questions in order. Yes, there are a lot of questions--33 to be exact, but this will provide you with a fairly comprehensive overview of the installation process. On the other hand, you might prefer to go through the questions "cafeteria" style. It is entirely up to you.

Click on a Question to Link to the Corresponding Section

1. Can I install a security system myself?

2. A Guide to help you in deciding on a security system.

3. Hardwired systems and what are the Pros & Cons?

4. Wireless system and what are the Pros & Cons?

5. Perimeter protection and what is involved with this?

6. Interior protection and what is involved with this?

7. "Zones", "Zone Types" and "Zone Expanders"

8. How do I figure out how many zones I need?

9. What is a Partition and how do they work?

10. What is meant by "Series" connection?

11. What is meant by "Parallel" connection?

12. What is meant by a combination "Series/Parallel" circuit?

13. What are End of Line Resistors and do I need them?

14. What size/type wire do I need?

15. What are magnetic contact switches and how are they wired?

16. What are Motion detectors and how are they wired?

17. What are the differences between 2wire & 4 wire Smoke detectors?

18. What is the Control panel and where should I install it?

19. What is a Keypad, and where should it be installed?

20. What is the difference between a Speaker and a Siren?

21. Where do I install the sirens and strobe lights?

22. What is a Wireless Security system and how does it work?

23. Should I have my system Monitored?

24. Can I Monitor my alarm system myself (“Self-Monitor”)?

25. A guide to general wiring

26. Wiring an alarm system part 1

27. Wiring an alarm system Part 2

28. Wiring an alarm system Part 3

29. Wiring an alarm system Part 4

30. Wiring an alarm system Part 5

31. Wiring an alarm system Part 6

32. What is the purpose and how do I wire in an RJ31X jack?

33. A way to have windows open for ventilation and maintain security.


 

 

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