A starter kit usually provides the basic equipment and software needed, as well as detailed instructions on how to install them. Eventually, you may choose to expand your system and add more elements. 6. Most home security
companies use standard components that are compatible with all major providers in the market, while some offer proprietary equipment. In order to have the flexibility and versatility to buy from different suppliers and the option to expand your system, stay away from companies that only sell proprietary equipment. 7. Consider setting up a separate computer to store your CCTV video feeds. Although a common DIY home security system records video only when
there is movement in the camera’s field of view, that footage needs to be stored in a computer that is kept on at all times. For better reliability, it’s good to have a standalone computer that is dedicated to this purpose. 8. Many DIY security system companies offer free technical support and installation instructions over the phone or online.