How to Set Up a DIY Home Security System

Home security systems

Are an excellent way to protect your family, home, and belongings. They can give you extra peace of mind when away from home or when you and your family are tucked in for the night. But when people think of a home security system, they usually think of bulky cameras, extensive wiring, professional installation, and a long-term contract with a security company. But things have certainly changed in the last few years. As technology has advanced there are many new options in home security. New systems are smarter, more connected, and simple to install. But where do you start in setting up your own home security system?

Start Smart

That latest innovations in home security are internet-connected smart devices. With the right product choices, they can work together, giving you an integrated security system. They can also be connected with smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, to allow for more options, including voice control. One of the best parts is that you don't have to complete the whole system at once. With compatible systems, you can start with just one piece and grow your system as you have time and money. Start with what is most important to you and add on until your system is complete.


Smart Video Camera

Smart video cameras can keep an eye on your home when you can't. Thanks to WiFi connectivity, there is no need to run network or video cables. That means that these can be installed anywhere, inside and out. These smart cameras can record straight to the cloud, let you view video via an app, and notify you via your smart device when motion is detected.

Smart Home Locks

If you have ever been out of town or lying in bed and wondered if you locked the front door, a smart home lock will set your mind at ease. These locks can be opened using your unique code on the keypad, via an app on your phone, or with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. This means you can check the status of your lock from anywhere and lock or unlock the door with a command. You can even set up routines to automatically lock the door at night or unlock it when you arrive home for the day.

Smart System

If you want a headstart on your DIY system, start with the SkylinkNet connected wireless alarm system. It comes with a smart hub, window and door sensors, a motion sensor, and a keychain remote. From there, you can add up to 100 total sensors. There are compatible smart wireless sensors to monitor nearly every aspect of your home.

Sensors can sense motion, alert you when a door or window is opened, open and close the garage door, and even detect leaks before they cause extensive damage. The whole-house wireless alarm system which can be activated by app or Amazon Alexa.

These are just a few of the possible components of your DIY home security system. Once you see how easy it is to purchase, install, and connect these smart security devices, you will be able to protect every aspect of your home and grow your system and sense of security.