How Install access control systems for Home

Access control systems recognise, authenticate, and authorise entry of people into your home.

This is the first line of defence when it comes to home security and controls who can and who cannot go inside your premises.

This is an effective home security option that allows for keyless entry. 

Home security with access control systems can be monitored and accessed anywhere, anytime.

Whether you are in your room, on a holiday or at work, as long as you have admin access, you can control, authorise, or deny entry of anyone to your premises.

Before we start with the installation guide, it is important to consider the following factors:

Purpose – what is the purpose of installing the access control system? What assets or sensitive information are you safeguarding in each room of the house and in the home as a whole. What level of security do you require?

System Type – have you considered the type of system you want? You may want to choose from the following:

  • Standalone
  • Integrated
  • Mobile-based
  • Cloud-based (cloud-based systems are more popular and convenient0.

Authentication Type – there are several types of authentication:

  • Biometric (fingerprint, etc)
  • Electromagnetic cards
  • Key fobs
  • Keypads
  • Touchscreen
  • Signature
  • A combination of two or more

Biometric authentication is more high-tech and is usually used for high-security assets. It is expensive compared to other authentication types. 

Devices – different authentication types require different devices for processing entry. You need to research price, manufacturer, convenience factor, etc. before you choose.

Technology – You need to choose the best technology for your system based on your security objectives. Some of the technology you can choose from are:

  • Cloud-based through IoT model
  • Mobile-based access
  • Wired connectivity to nodes and servers
  • Wireless connectivity (WIFI)
  • A combination of one or two

Installers – choosing who installs your security system is crucial. You need to choose a reliable and trustworthy mobile locksmith or security company.

Do not just go for the cheapest option. Do your due diligence. Research and ask around.

Make sure that you are entrusting your security and the safety of your home and family to the right people.

Cost – Set a budget and stick to it. Balance the need for an excellent security system and your budget. Do not overspend and get yourself in debt. 

The Installation Process

Doing the installation yourself is okay as long as you know what you are doing.

Otherwise, we recommend you let the professionals do the job for the best results. 

1). Unpack the equipment and accessories.

2). Lay everything down, label if you have to, so you do not miss anything.

3). Install the following first:

  • Cables
  • Ducts
  • Closets
  • Pathways
  • Terminals

4). Install wireless routers in their designated areas. If you are using wired technology, lay the cables first.

5). Install the door locks and door readers in each door in the house.

6). Install the sensors at the designated areas in the house. 

7). Install the main controller at the chosen central point of security.

8). Connect wirelessly or through wires and cables.

9). If you are not using a PoE system, connect the power cables right away.

10). Test the power to check if it is working.

11). Let your configuration engineer finish the installation.

Choosing the right security is important but choosing the right people to install them is even more vital.

An excellent security system is of no use if you cannot trust your installers to keep your security information safe.

It is important that you choose a trusted and reputable company to install the access control system for you.

With Solid Lock Locksmith, your safety is guaranteed. We are fully licensed and certified and our reputation speaks for itself.

We are the most trusted locksmith in Melbourne and can help you install your Access Control System and make improvements to your overall home security system.

You can sleep at night knowing that you and your loved one are safe by hiring us to do the job. 

For a fast, reliable locksmith in your area, please call us today on 0401 073 756 or contact us through our website.