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How to install a vehicle security system yourself


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You need to protect your hard earned property whether it is a car, home or other valuables with all reasonable means as the rate of burglary is increasing day by day. Especially if there is no appropriate place to put the car in a locked garage and have to park in the street near your home then you will want to have protections in place to ensure that nobody can either steal the car or anything inside it. For this reason most of the people install an alarm system. Most of us choose to install the alarm ourselves in order to save money as the expense of having the security system installed by a professional technician can mean high dollars but at the same time it should be done in a right manner because if it installed poorly then it will give undesired results. Car thieves are opportunistic they will take any tricks when they get a chance to commit a burglary.

Installation of a car alarm system not only pretty basic but also time consuming and requires at least a good deal of preparation. Even though you are not a qualified electrician but during installation you should have at least some knowledge of electronics and wiring and also you need to have the right equipment and the right mental preparation. Getting it installed wrongly will lead to a great potential for theft and even arguably a poorer running car. Take your time and do not rush the job. You must make sure everything is done correctly so that to make your security system will function properly.

Before you do anything you need to gather together the correct materials and tools which include solder wire, screws, tie wrap scissors, crimps, a test light, screw driver, a soldering iron, a drill and a volt meter. Also the owner instruction manual will have information about what tools will be needed. Read the manual that comes with it and make sure you understand it fully. Different car alarms will have different methods of installation and operation so it is very essential in reading the manual and follow the instructions included with the security system according to the specifications of the manufacturer. If you face any difficulties in understanding the technical details or there is any incomplete information you can clarify everything before putting the alarm into place.

Installing the siren is the first step which should be mounted on a solid metal surface under the hood of the car and ensure that it is pointed downward so that the moisture does not build up inside it. There is a rubber grommet separating the engine bay and interior of the car and you can feed the siren’s wire into the passenger compartment by drilling a hole. The power wire of the alarm should be directly connected to the car’s battery and fed into the passenger compartment along with the same fuse. Continue your installation as per the instructions of the manual, so that you can make sure that all the wires are connected to where they should be. If you face any difficulty in installation you can always get the helpful professional advice from licensed technicians who are experts in doing security system installation for vehicles. Once the installations are complete arm the alarm and test it out.

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