One of the benefits of buying a Frontpoint security system is being able to avoid an installation fee since Frontpoint’s equipment can be self-installed. The company claims their system can be installed in as little as 30 minutes, and they provide online user guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions to help you get started. Depending on the package you choose or customize with Frontpoint, the installation process may vary. Here are some basic steps for setting up the Frontpoint security system, sensors, and the doorbell camera.
Frontpoint’s security system is designed for simple, DIY installation. Each Frontpoint security system comes with a hub, keypad, plus a variation of sensors and signage for basic intrusion detection. Certain packages add on additional devices like a glass break sensor, smoke and heat sensor, or indoor camera. Here’s how to get started setting up the Frontpoint Hub.
Frontpoint’s door and window sensors are made up of two parts: a transmitter and a magnet. These two parts need to be aligned based on the arrows shown on each, and they must be no more than a thumb’s width apart.
Placing a Sensor on a Door
Cleanse and dry the location on your door where you’d like to place the sensor
If you have a flush door, you should place the magnet (the smaller device) on the door itself and place the transmitter (larger device) on the frame
If you have a panel door or a door with ornamental molding, you can place the transmitter on the door and the magnet on the frame (whichever will be most convenient based on the door’s design)