Mastering DIY Home Security: Your Ultimate Guide to Protection and Peace of Mind

Mastering DIY Home Security: Your Ultimate Guide to Protection and Peace of Mind

08 22 2023

Home is where you feel safest. Safeguard those moments. SABRE wants to make sure those precious memories are protected. Our range of home alarms and DIY security products were designed to help you feel safer.

SABRE Glass Window Alarm

What are the top 4 benefits of DIY home security:

  1. Cost-Effective: Our easy-to-install home alarms can be set up within minutes and come with no extra monthly fees, making it an affordable option for your home security. Whether you are renting a new apartment, own a vacation home, or just want to feel a bit safer at night, SABRE has you covered with our wireless home security line.
  2. Easy Installation: DIY systems are designed for simple installation without the need for professional technicians. Most components are wireless and can be set up easily with our user-friendly instructions.
  3. Customization: With SABRE DIY home security products, you have the freedom to customize your system to fit your specific needs. From door and window alarms to door stops and fake security cameras, you can choose the type and number of products that best suit your space and preferences.
  4. Portability: Since SABRE DIY home security products are wireless and do not require permanent installation, you can move them from one place to another with minimal effort. This is particularly useful for renters or people who frequently change residences, so you can take your security system with you wherever you go, ensuring consistent protection without the need for extensive reinstallation.

Door and Window Alarms

SABRE Door or Window Alarm

SABRE offers a variety of door and window alarms. Each of our alarms is wireless, making for a quick and easy setup.

The Door or Window Alarm is an 120dB alarm that’s audible up to 1,300-feet (395-meters) away. The user-friendly home security alarm comes with three adjustable settings: off, alarm and chime, which is ideal for alerting you when children or guests come and go while you’re at home. It requires 4xLR44 batteries (not included) and features a low battery test button so you can always stay prepared. The alarms include a self-adhesive pad for easy setup on your window or door. The sensor mounts on either side of the alarm for your convenience. SABRE offers the Door or Window alarm in a single, two-pack, or four-pack for your convenience.

The Door Handle Alarm is an 110dB alarm that’s audible up to 680-feet (205-meters) away. This user-friendly and versatile security alarm includes three operating modes (off/chime/alarm). Alarm mode includes a 30-second activation delay to prevent immediate false triggering. If the doorknob is touched any time after the initial 30-second delay, the Door Handle Alarm sounds immediately. To install, hang the alarm on the door handle or knob. Select the mode you wish by moving the button to the alarm or chime position. A red light will blink for 30 seconds – once the blinking has stopped, the alarm is set.

The Motion Sensor Alarm is an 120dB alarm that’s audible up to 750-feet (230-meters). The motion sensor is secured by a 4-digit pin of your choosing and includes entry/exit delays to prevent false triggering. This home security motion sensor detects movement up to 20-feet (6-meters) away. It features 3 adjustable settings: (chime/alarm/home and away). Chime mode is ideal for alerting you when children and guests are coming and going when you are at home while Alarm mode will sound off the 120dB alarm when the door is opened. It also features a Home and Away mode which allows you to come and go without worrying you’ll accidentally set the alarm off and can be armed when you require protection. It requires 3xAAA batteries (not included). The Motion Sensor Alarm is easy to install. After putting in the batteries, the LED light will start flashing and you will enter in your 4-digit personal code. The unit will chirp twice, and the LED light will shine for 3 seconds when the code is confirmed. Once you decide where to install your alarm, you can secure the mounting bracket with either the provided wall anchors or by screwing the mounting bracket directly into the wall. The mount will click when secure to the alarm.

Door Stops

SABRE Door Security Bar with Vibration-Detecting Alarm

Door stops are a great additional safety source for apartments, college dorm rooms, or backdoors.

The Door Stop Alarm is an 120dB alarm that’s audible up to 1,500-feet (455-meters) away. It sounds when pressure is applied. The alarm features a non-skid pad to prevent the door from opening. Setting up the alarm is easy- simply slide under the crack of an inward-swinging door (0.75” gap between floor and door is required – if the gap is greater, the alarm will not activate when the door is opened). No wiring is needed for this alarm. It requires 1x9V battery (not included) and a small Philips Head #1 screwdriver to remove the battery compartment cover. It features a low battery indicator so you can always stay prepared.

The  Door Security Bar is a heavy duty, dual function door stop bar made from high grade iron that can secure just about any hinged doors or sliding doors. It’s an adjustable bar with an angled padded bottom, perfect for assuring full contact with your floor without scratching or damaging it. The top door knob is removable so it can also be used with a sliding door. It's easy to use - simply adjust the bar length using the release buttons, prop under the door knob, and adjust as needed. No tools required! The hinged door length measures 28.5" to 45" (72.4 cm to 114 cm) while the sliding door length (without door knob cup) measures 25" to 41.5" (63.5 cm to 105.4 cm). The collapsible design makes it easy to store throughout your home.

Want more with your Door Security Bar? The Door Security Bar with Alarm has a 115dB vibration detection alarm for hinged doors and can be heard up to 1,100-feet (335-meters). The alarm will sound when someone attempts to open the door from the outside. It adjusts to 40 different height options and extends from 29.5” to 44” (74.9 to 111.8 cm) for hinged door installations and 27” to 41.5” (68.6 to 105.4 cm) for sliding door installations.

While not quite a door stop, the Portable Door Lock is another compact and wireless security device to help prevent unwanted intruders from opening your door. It features a metal body construction that can help provide reliable protection to your room. It's easy to install – before beginning, ensure that there is more than a 2.5mm gap between the door and frame. Insert the lock into the strike plate hole to ensure the door works smoothly. The door bolt should fit in the lock opening and the door should close easily but tightly. Press the lock button and slide the block away from the door.

Fake Security Cameras

SABRE 2-in-1 Fake Security Camera with Motion Detector Alarm and Two LED Lights

Decoy home security cameras are an inexpensive way to ward off potential intruders. Seeing the camera can potentially convince burglars that they’re being watched or recorded.

The SABRE Fake Dome Security Camera features a blinking red LED light to increase the camera’s visibility and realistic appearance. Setting up the camera is easy – it has no wiring for a fast and simple installation! It requires 3xAA batteries (not included). Place this camera inside or outside your home (in a covered area only) to fool potential trespassers.

The SABRE Fake Security Camera with Night Sensor features Infrared LED lights that turn on automatically at night. This IP44-rated weatherproof resistant camera can be used indoors or outdoors. Install it in a spot around your home that would deter would-be intruders. No wiring needed for a quick and easy setup. Requires 2xAA batteries (not included).

Keeping your home safe doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. DIY with SABRE’s Home Security Products.