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I have an alarm system that I'm going to fit myself, the motion sensors will be mounted in the corner of the rooms - presumably as the screws are relatively short (maybe a 1 to 1.5 inch long) this is a worry-free exercise and things like wires will generally not be an issue?

It's a new build property in the United Kingdom if that matters, thank you.

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    You need to layout your plan, get your equipment and then ask specific questions about specific problems you're encountering. This isn't a general forum.
    – JACK
    Mar 26 '20 at 14:11
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    Wires ? Who uses wired systems these days? I agree with jack you should have the device it may use self adhesive pads to mount.
    – Ed Beal
    Mar 26 '20 at 14:21
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    When you set the alarm make sure the cat is out... :) guess how I know...
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 26 '20 at 15:39
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    In a properly built house, 1" screws should not reach any wires inside the wall or ceiling. You will want to be careful drilling if you are installing anchors.
    – Alaska Man
    Mar 26 '20 at 15:42
  • @JACK the specific question was whether or not I needed to be aware of electrical or piping works behind a wall if I am using 1-1.5 inch screws, this is clearly in the topic of my question. Mar 26 '20 at 18:01

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