Home Security System Installation: What To Expect

Posted on: 19 June 2019

Are you considering having a security system installed in your place of residence? You know that doing this will provide peace of mind for you and your family while you are at home as well as away from home, but you may not be sure what you can expect with the installation process. This process is very efficient and detailed, so you can sit back, relax, and rest assured that the installation professionals will place the security cameras and system panels in place carefully, ensuring that everything is up and running before leaving your homeful abode. If you are still a bit leery about the security system installation, here is what you can expect.

The Arrival 

Once the installation team arrives at your home, you can expect them to go over the unique features of your system with you. Prior to the actual installation, the technician will want to ensure that you fully understand and are familiar with the system that you have chosen to have installed in your home. In addition, they will discuss the location of where the system will be installed so that you know where everything is being installed. 

The Installation 

During the actual installation, you will not be required to be at your home. Of course, you are not required to vacate your residence either. However, you may prefer to leave, depending on the type of system being installed and the time it will take to be installed. Throughout the installation process, technicians will perform tests, and these tests can be irritating.

The actual timing will vary from one system to the next. The keypad setup can take several hours, and video surveillance can take as much as half the day. Depending on how complicated the setup is, the installation may take a few hours or the entire day. If you have any bonus features being installed, you can expect an hour or two to be added on top of the standard timeframe. With that all said, it is a good idea to request an estimated timeframe for the install so you can plan accordingly. 

The Completion 

Once the security system has been fully installed, you can rest easy knowing that your residence is well-protected. The technician will sit down with you to discuss all of the security system's functions in detail so that you know how to work the system properly. Though you will be left with paperwork that you can reference in the future if you get caught in a bind with the security system, if you have questions, now is the best time to ask them.


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