DIY Home Security Systems
Answers, Tips, and Techniques

Do-It-Yourself Home Security Systems.com is your online resource for choosing the best possible diy security system for your home and family. We provide straight-forward answers, helpful tips, sound advice, and useful techniques that you can apply yourself.
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Why should you get a DIY security system? Because today's systems are designed to do a lot more than just protect your home. Visit the residential security systems page to see all the added benefits they provide, and why they have become an absolute must-have in our daily lives. Find out why do it yourself home security systems are clearly superior, and how to use the information we provide to protect both the exterior and interior of your home.

When targeting a home, burglars will typically choose to come in through a door or a window because they are usually the weakest points of entry. Visit the doors and windows sections to see what you can do to strenghten your doors and windows and prevent break-ins. We even provide a section that gives you great home security solutions for safeguarding your valuables.

Planing to go somewhere? Visit the security tips when planning a vacation page and learn what you can do to protect your home before you leave and even while you're away.

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We've arranged all the information into sections so that it will be quick and easy for you to find what you’re looking for. The menu on the left is more detailed and the headers group the information into the appropriate security categories. The horizontal menu on the top and bottom is more general in nature and deals with the functionality of the website.

If you’re looking for something more specific, use the Sitemap/Search page. Type your query into the search box or scroll down to check the site’s tree structure layout.


How Do I Choose The Right DIY Home Alarm System?

Ok, so you've decided that it's time to get a home security system or it's time to upgrade your existing system. You obviously have a lot of questions like:
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What kind of system or components should I get? How much money should I spend? Who's going to monitor my system? The home security review page was created to answer all these questions and provide a great starting place for you. It covers the all-important basics like:
  • Is this the right choice for me?
  • How much should I spend?
  • How should I connect my system?
  • What equipment do I need?
  • What should I do about monitoring?

This section will help you choose the home security system that's right for you.



How Secure Is My Home?

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Well, how secure is your home? Have you ever done a walk through? Do you know what to look for? Take the home security survey to find out. Start from the exterior and work your way in much like a robber would do. In fact it was designed to shows you how to think like a burglar. It's a powerful tool that assesses both the strengths and weaknesses of your home.

There’s even a handy home safety checklist that you can print out. The checklist is actually a summarized version of the home security survey page mentioned above.


What’s The Best Way To Protect My Home?

Believe it or not, effective home security is often compared to the layered design of an onion. The best way to protect your home is to establish multiple layers of security. It’s all explained in the home alarm systems section. This section covers the four most basic layers of security.

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The First Layer - The first layer of security concentrates on protecting the outside of the home. This includes the property around your home, and any exterior structures you may have.

The diy home security section explains how to do this. It also lists all the diy home security system devices you should be using to establish proper home security and deter would-be trespassers and intruders. Click through to other pages in the website. There you'll discover addition devices you should consider if your looking to add more layers and establish a even high level of protection.



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The Second Layer - The second layer of security concentrates on protecting the perimeter or outer boundaries of your home. It focuses on establishing a solid barrier between you and the outside world. Visit the home security alarm section to see how alarms actually work, how they share the same principals as electric circuits and what happens when a forced entry interrupts that circuit.



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The Third Layer - The third layer of security concentrates on protecting the interior of the home against both forced entry attempts and environmental dangers. This is when the danger has penetrated the outer-boundaries of your home and is now in your interior space.

The home security alarms section lists the home security system detectors, and sensors required to detect a perimeter breech such as a break-in. It also lists the components required to detect environmental changes such as leaking gas, smoke filling a room, excess heat, and the flooding of water.


Home security breech.

The Fourth Layer - The fourth layer of security concentrates on protecting you, the individual. This is the last line of defense when you are face to face with the danger be it human or environmental in nature.

In the event that all other security measures fail, the personal security alarm section outlines what you should do to protect yourself. How to use your home security system and certain key components to re-establish communication with the outside world, how to call for help, or even create a disturbance that will attract attention and deter the threat.



What If I Need Even More Security?

Do you need more security? Do you want to have more options when it comes to protecting your property and the ones you love? This is a good thing and it's also very important because everyone has different security needs. You don't have to settle for what comes in the box.

Throughout the website, you'll find valuable information like the home security lock page which will help you choose the right kind of lock for your doors.
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Do you want to know what your monitoring options are? Learn all about them in the home security alarm monitoring options page. Concerned about dangers of CO gas in your home? Visit the carbon monoxide detector page to learn more. Looking for outdoor cameras? Go to the outdoor cameras (Part1) and Part 2 page for more info. Do you need more do-it-yourself-home-security-system resources? Visit the home security directory page. It contains links to top rated web directories and the sub-directories that list the home security systems information.

If there’s something you need to ask, feel free to contact me directly. I’d be more than happy to answer all your questions and help you in any way possible. You can even send your comments, your stories, or anything else you’d like to share.

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The Ultimate Guide To Home Security

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