How to Install a Security Remote Control

How to Install a Security Remote Control


– Focus on the radio control

– Step 1: Installing a Two-Way Radio Control

– Step 2: Install a general remote control

Wireless transmission in your home? Radio transmitter/receiver controls make it possible to do away with wiring and improve comfort and security without modifying your electrical installation.

Installing a remote control is simple and requires no electrical skills.


– The ground wire is usually in the middle of the outlet.

– The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire).

– L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire).

Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected to it is not working. You must use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to ensure no current flows through the outlet.

Focus on radio control

A radio control module allows the transmission of a control signal between two points not connected by wiring. Thus, no trunking or trenching is required.

It has :

– A transmitter which is a wireless switch operating on a battery. It can be installed anywhere in the house: outside wall, remote point of the existing electrical network…

– A receiver is a module receiving the information transmitted by the transmitter. It is installed in a switch and triggers the control of electrical equipment: light point, blind…

These two modules (necessarily of the same brand) are associated at the installation time, so they will recognize each other when you command them.

1. Install a remote control

Example: A switch inside the house controls your front door lighting. You want to be able to turn on this light from your gate.

Attach the new wireless switch

– Choose the location of the new switch:

◦ within 100m of its receiver;

◦ taking into account obstacles such as wall thickness, for example.

– Fix to the wall its flush-mounted box: depending on the model, this one is flush-mounted or glued.

Install the receiver

– Turn off the main circuit breaker before working.

– Remove the decorative face of the existing switch in the house by unclipping or unscrewing it, depending on the model.

– Remove the switch from its housing by unscrewing it with a screwdriver.

– You will find two wires:

◦ the phase, in red, which crosses the switch;

◦ the neutral, in blue, which goes to the light.

– Disconnect the wires from the switch.

– If necessary, take up the wires for better contact by cutting them and stripping them with the cutter or stripping pliers on 1 cm.

– Connect the wires from the switch to the radio control module: the locations vary according to the models, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

– Then connect the module to the switch:

◦ The module usually has 2 wires: 1 yellow and 1 white.

◦ Connect these wires to the switch, regardless of their location.

– Link the receiver and transmitter together. The protocol varies according to the manufacturer: by series of pulses on the receiver or by holding the keys simultaneously. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

– Replace the switch in its place by first inserting the receiver module in the flush-mounted box.

– Screw the switch back on and replace the decorative front panel.

The order is valid!

Good to know: the receiver module will occupy a space in the box, which may be too small, so it will have to be changed.

2. Install a general remote control

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Example: you want to gather all the controls of a room (lights, shutters, plugs, heating) on a remote control box that you will control remotely without moving.

– In the same way, connect a receiver module to each switch and socket associated with the equipment you wish to control.

– Following the manufacturer’s instructions, associate each of these receiver modules with the remote control transmitter device.

Tip: The receiver modules available on the market are becoming increasingly diversified. They can be adapted to each of your equipment but still have certain characteristics that you must consider (power, restrictions on the type of bulbs, etc.). Don’t rush and ask before you buy.

Equipment for RJ 45 socket installation


Stripping pliers

Cutting pliers

Phillips screwdriver

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