One of the most important steps in purchasing an alarm system is deciding what equipment you may need for your home and where to place it. We've put together some tips to help you with this.
We can help take a lot of the guesswork out of this planning stage through our online system builder. This will guide you through a number of key questions and suggest a system for your home. However, we appreciate you may know your home best. The tips below will help you identify what equipment you may need.
Get to know our devices
The heart of the Boundary Alarm, it wirelessly connects to each Boundary device in your home and allows you to control them from anywhere using a single phone app.
Install these contact sensors and you'll know exactly when any door or window opens in your home. Any unauthorized entry will immediately set off the alarm.
Wireless and pet safe, these motion sensors detect any human movement, day and night when you are not at home. Generally, intruders move from room to room looking for valuables. Placing motion sensors throughout the home means as soon as they move from an entry point to another room they create a double activation.
This outdoor siren is the ultimate deterrent. With an LED light to maximize visibility and the threat of a 95-decibel siren, no one will set foot in your home. Fantastic for alerting your neighbours when the alarm is triggered.
Hover the key fob in front of your hub to easily arm and disarm the system when you're coming and going. (Sold in packs of 2)
Review your home
Every Boundary Alarm system needs a hub, but what else does your home need?
- Contact Sensors
- How many entrance or exit doors are there to your home (ground level or below)?
- How many external windows do you have on your ground floor or below?
- How many doors & windows are easily accessible on your 1st floor or above?
- Motion Sensors
- Do you enter your home into a hallway?
- How many rooms (excluding bathrooms and entrance hallways) are there on the ground floor?
- How many landings do you have on the 1st floor or above?
- How many rooms (excluding bathrooms and landings) do you have on the 1st floor or above?
- Outdoor Siren
- Would you like an outdoor siren for the front of your home as a deterrent?
- Would you like one for another external part of your home?
- Key Fobs
- How many people live in your home who you want to arm/disarm the alarm?
- How many people stay in your home occasionally who you want to arm/disarm the alarm?
Positioning devices in your home
Now that you have reviewed your home, here are some best practices of how to secure your home using our devices.
- For optimal performance, place the hub in a central location but accessible within 45 seconds of entering the home. We suggest away from an entrance/exit point because the hub should be out of view to prevent intruders from scoping it from outside, also, this is not likely to be central.
- Have contact sensors on all entrance or exit doors to your home (ground level or below)
- Have motion sensors in the hallways (ground level or below)
- Have motion sensors in the rooms on the ground floor
- Have an Outdoor Siren on the exterior of your home in a highly visible spot (usually on the front of your home)
- Have key fobs for people that live in your home who you want to arm/disarm the alarm
- Have a motion sensor on the 1st floor landing
- Have motion sensor in specific rooms you wish to protect on the 1st floor or above
- Have contact sensors on the external windows on the ground floor or below (if a room is covered by a motion sensor, this can add additional security)
- Have key fobs for people who stay in your home occasionally who you want to arm/disarm the alarm (you can reassign or remove these at any point)
- Have contact sensors on the doors & windows that are easily accessible on your 1st floor or above
- Have motion sensors on the 2nd floor landing or above
- Have an additional Outdoor Siren on the exterior of your home in a secondary location (eg. on the rear of your home)