To start, a stud finder is only applicable when working with wooden studs - masonry installation (concrete/brick) does not require the use of a stud finder.
While experienced contractors may find success in locating studs with an understanding of their home’s construction, we always recommend using a stud finder prior to, and during installation. In addition to determining the location of your studs center, many stud finders can help distinguish between wooden and metal studs using a magnet. If the attraction of the magnet to the wall is weak or non-existent, you can feel confident that your stud is wood. If you feel a weak magnetic pull this may be due to a screw inserted into the stud. If the attraction of the magnet is strong, it is likely that your studs are metal and not supported with Liteboxer Wall Mount.
Traditionally, most Single family homes are constructed using wooden studs, with metal studs being more common in commercial structures. If you live in an apartment or condo, your property manager should be able to provide this information.