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3 Signs You Might Need an Electrician for Home Security Camera Installation

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When you buy a home security system, you’ll have to decide whether you should install everything yourself or hire an electrician. With a variety of home security providers now offering wireless equipment with super simple DIY instructions, it’s easier than ever to complete home security camera installation on your own.

However, depending on the way your home’s power supply is set up, there are aspects of the installation that may require a professional electrician. You may want to consider how your house is set up before getting started.

Before you purchase a DIY security system, here are three great tips to consider prior to getting started.

You May Need Professional Hardwired Security Systems If…

1. You Don’t Have the Right Setup

If you choose to combine both hardwired and wireless security systems into a home monitoring system, you may need to consider some assistance with the wired components.

For example, if you don’t have a wired doorbell, it can be very cumbersome to install home security systems from a DIY perspective. In that case, sourcing an electrician may be needed in order to set up the system properly.

An electrician setting up outdoor security cameras on the side of a home

You might also find it tricky to set up more sophisticated systems with motion sensors or security lights. Advanced features like security pads or smart locks are usually hardwired into a home. The hardwired sensors are connected to a backup battery found in a panel box in your house. This backup battery takes over and powers up your security pad in case of a power outage

Keep in mind that older homes often have complicated or outdated wiring that may not be compatible with modern security systems. If your house is not equipped with the correct electrical components needed for your home security system, your security cameras might not work at all. 

If these components are not installed properly, your alarm won’t work, and your property will be vulnerable to theft. Not to mention, this could lead to undetected break-ins or false alarms. No DIY hack on the internet can substitute a professional’s perspective on this matter. 

2. You’re Short on Time

You may have the know-how to install a DIY home security system, but keep in mind that this is a time-consuming task if you’re needing to hardwire any components.

Setting up a home security camera system is not as simple as pressing a button. You must assess, configure, and test your CCTVs, motion lights, and programmable timer switches. 

Compare the time it would take to research and implement this project versus how fast you can find a reputable local electrician and hire them to do the job for you.. 

By hiring a professional to handle the hardwiring, you can protect your home fast while having more time for other priorities. 

3. You Want Peace of Mind

Licensed technicians are here for a reason. They have the expertise and experience to get the job done without messing up your home’s electrical system. Plus, these professionals will help you get the most out of your home security system. 

There’s more to security alarm installation than physically installing cameras and other devices. You need to pinpoint the ideal position for each piece of equipment and factor in the capacity of your home’s electrical system. This can only be done after a thorough site assessment by a professional technician or security company.

With professionally installed home security systems, you get a warranty on the installation because you pay for the whole service. If you encounter problems like malfunctioning electrical wires, the responsibility of fixing the issue falls to the electrician who installed the device.

 An electrician installing wires while wearing a safety helmet and gloves

Upgrade Your Home Security With Think Protection

By opting to install wireless security systems you eradicate the need for an electrician—it’s just that easy. With Think Protection, our team of professional advisors can give you input on how to install DIY security cameras and other advanced features with one phone call. 

Our affordable home security solutions will protect you and your home at a price that won’t break the bank. The best part? You won’t be locked into a contract. Think Protection offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Ready to get started? Leave a message or give us a call at (855) 76-THINK.