Below are suggestions for a single level home and a two
Red spots. PIR Sensors
Blue spots. Door/window sensor
Green. Smoke detector
When deciding on sensor locations, it's all a question of priority and of course, budget.
In the example on the left,
First three PIRs would be located in:
· 1. Kitchen/family/meals.
· 2. Entry/gallery
· 3. Lounge
(In an older style 3 bedroom home with hallway then the third sensor would be located in the lounge covering entry) · Next PIRs would be in room with valuables such as main bedroom study or garage or outside sheds with tools etc. If using door/window sensors, priority locations are rear and side where intruders are generally out of sight of neighbours. You can arm these while home.
One of the advantages of door/window sensors is the alarm and dialer is activated before intruders are actually inside.
In a two storey home, the first three PIRs would be located in:
· 1. Entry
· 2. Family/kitchen/meals
· 3. Upstairs
Location priorities of other sensors are similar to a single storey home.