How to remove an old home security system
Are you considering a home security upgrade? Before buying the best home security cameras, be sure to properly remove the old home security system. Don’t worry, you can easily do it all yourself without damaging your existing circuitry and wiring.
For a quick and easy process of removing your home security system, you can easily follow these steps:
1. Connect the alarm company
Before disconnecting any components from the home security system, take the time to call your alarm monitoring company. This will let them know that you are cutting the wires and moving the components, and there is no need to call the police.
2. Disconnect the alarm sirens
Most of the time, alarm sirens are connected to another circuit. Before working on your system, locate your alarm circuit and disconnect it from its power supply.
3. Remove control panels
You can control your security cameras through the control panels. So when you remove the other components, be sure to lower the panel as well. You will see the wiring once the panel is removed. Note, however, that it is not necessary to remove the wiring if you plan to install a new security system.
4. Remove the old batteries
If your batteries are of good quality and you are installing a new system, you can skip this step. However, you can also choose to remove the black and red wires if you want to update them.
5. Remove the rest of the security system
Once the power is completely disconnected, you can feel free to remove the rest of the security system. These elements include cameras, sensors and motion detectors, among others. At this point, take care to remove the screws and adhesive components.
Disassembling a home security system is something you can do on your own, but be careful throughout the process. If you are ready to start installing a new security system, here are the best places to install cameras outdoors.
Desiree Macy is the Editorial Director of the online magazine SIA, frequented monthly by security officials, corporate security officials and private protection professionals. Desiree’s interests revolve around cybersecurity and business continuity.