Benefits of a Wireless Home Security System
Wireless home security systems have revolutionized home security. They are easy to install, flexible, and affordable.
Before wireless technology, only very large properties had electronic security systems. Today, though, wireless home security systems are available for every type of home.
Whether you live in a small apartment or a large mansion, you can secure your home with a wireless alarm system. Smart technology has also made using security systems much easier. You can now control your alarm system from your phone.
The question is, though, are wireless security systems as effective as wired systems? In this post we look at benefits of wireless home security systems. And, we look at some of the drawbacks of wireless systems too.
The Benefits of Wireless Home Security Systems
The first wireless home security systems did have some reliability issues. Advances in wireless technology have now overcome those early teething problems.
If you buy a new house that is already wired up for an alarm system, a hard-wired system may make sense. But, even then, a wireless burglar alarm still has its advantages. Here are the main benefits of a wireless home security system:
1. Easy to Install
Wireless security systems are very easy to install. You don’t need to professional alarm installer to set one up. There are no wires between the various components. The sensors are battery-operated, so they don’t need to use the home power supply.
You can take a wireless security system with you when you move home. The components can be taken out of one property and reconfigured to work in your new home.
3. Easy to Upgrade
Wireless home security systems usually have entry sensors for doors and windows, motion detectors, and a control panel. You can add further devices, such as glass-break detectors, smoke alarms, and external sirens, very easily.
4. Suitable for Rental Homes
If you live in a rental home, it is unlikely that you will be able to install a hard-wired alarm system. Wireless systems, though, can be installed without having to modify the property in any way at all. So, they will be OK to install in rental property.
5. No Wires for Burglars to Cut
Wired burglar alarms are usually connected to a monitoring service via a telephone landline. Burglars know that if they cut that line, the monitoring center won’t get an alert when they break into the property. If you have visible wires between the sensors and the control panel, those wires are vulnerable as well
Wirelesses Security Systems can use a mobile connection to alert you, and or a monitoring service if your home gets broken into. They don’t rely on a landline and they don’t have wires between the sensors and the control panel.
6. Battery Powered
The sensors of a wireless system are battery-powered. The control panel may have a mains power supply, but it will also have battery backup. This means that, even if your power supply goes out, your alarm system will still be operational.
7. No Monthly Fees
Wireless security systems, like the Fortress S6 Security Alarm System, can be used with or without a monitoring service. If you choose not to pay for a monitoring service, you can monitor the alarm yourself on your phone.
8. Standalone System
The weakest links in a wired alarm system are often the external systems that it relies on. These can include a telephone landline, the mains electricity supply, and your home broadband connection.
Wireless systems are battery-powered, and they usually use their own mobile connection. They will remain operational, even if other systems fail in your home.
Wireless systems are cheaper to buy and cheaper to install. You can buy a basic system to begin with, and then add to it whenever you want you.
10. Can be Controlled from Your Phone
Smart wireless home security alarm systems connect to your mobile devices. You can receive alerts on your phone when you are away, and you can control; the system from your phone.
What Are the Disadvantages of Wireless Home Security Systems?
The main disadvantages of wireless alarm systems are the need to change the batteries, and the possibility of interference affecting the wireless signal. There is also a possibility that a wireless system could be hacked by a burglar.
Interference problems with modern wireless systems is now quite rare. The best wireless systems use encrypted signals to defeat hackers. It is worth checking this with the supplier before you buy a wireless alarm, though. As for changing the batteries, there is no way around that.
In summary, wireless security systems do have some advantages over their wired equivalents. These are mainly affordability, flexibility, and ease of installation and ease of use.
Both wired and wireless systems will provide protection against burglary. They both also act as a very good deterrent.
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