Why Install A Wireless Home Security System?

Wireless home security products are part of today’s new technology and they are very effective and have been proven to work in thousands, perhaps millions of home security system installations.

When installing a system after a house is completed, there are some large obstacles to overcome if a homeowner wants to install a hard wired home security system. Brick walls must be dealt with, along with concrete floors and high ceilings and running wires through and around these obstacles can be extremely difficult. With a wireless system these are no longer a problem, a wireless system avoids having to drill holes and do damage to the fabric of the house.

Wireless technology also allows a homeowner to control his wireless home security system via a remote, similar to one that unlocks and disarms the alarm on his car, making it extremely convenient. With the advent of mobile devices and applications, a home security system can be activated by a phone app controlling a system while a homeowner is miles away, turning on lights, air-conditioning and appliances if necessary, and checking the status of a system.

A wireless home security system is usually the first choice for someone who wants to do it himself. Even if you rent a small apartment, consideration should be given to a home security system. Often renters fail to get renters insurance on their belongings and furniture and a system with a smoke alarm can certainly help you sleep easier, especially if you know there’s an old lady downstairs that likes to fry things in the middle of the night!

There are just as many robberies and fires in apartment complexes and often people are left with nothing afterwards. A small wireless security system can be fitted easily and can protect from disasters.

If you decide to install a wireless system in your home or rented apartment, the first thing to decide is where to put the control panel. It must be near an electrical outlet and close to the most frequently used door of your home but out of sight of a window, high up in a nearby closet is perfect. You don’t want it to be obvious if a burglar does break in.

The location for the siren is important too, if it can be put high up so it needs a ladder to get to it, that’s best, or hidden in a closet, but it is essential that it can be heard. Again, it should be out of sight of a burglar.

A fire sensor is usually placed in the kitchen. If there are other areas in the house that could be prone to fire, more can be added.

The control panel should be at a height everyone can access easily and this part is not wireless – it must be hard wired to an electrical outlet inside the wall although systems with battery backups are available and recommended should the power go out.

Adding a monitored home wireless system can be complicated as the system has to be connected to a phone line.

Don’t want to do it yourself? Wireless home security system installation is a competitive business so you may be able to find a company that will install the system for free or for a nominal charge with a contract period of as little as 12 months – perfect for a rental apartment.

Why Wireless Home Security Systems Are Your Best Protection Against Break-Ins

Wireless home security systems are fast becoming the standard for protection against break-ins. Why? Because they are not only easier to install and use, the technology is getting better and better. If you want to keep your family safe and sound, read this article to find out why a wireless security system is your best choice for home protection.

How Wireless Security Systems Work

In a wired security system, you have a control panel and various sensors places around your home. Because they are all connected directly by wires, these have to be run through your walls and in and around your home and property. They need to be installed by a professional, because if not then you are at risk of a burglar tampering with them, and deactivating your entire system. They also run on your home’s power grid, so if your power goes out or your lines are cut, then your security system is useless.

A wireless system, on the other hand, is connected by radio signals. Your sensors and control panel ‘talk’ to one another this way, with no direct connection… so no tampering is possible. You can install your own security system easily, by mounting the control panel and sensors where you want them. One of the main benefits, then, is the range you can cover with a single system, generally up to several hundred feet. If you have a a larger area you want to cover, you can easily add additional sensors that have their own radio signal, and expand your security system as much as you want.

Wireless systems run on batteries, so do not need your home’s power grid to function. Even if your lines are cut, or the power goes out, you’re covered. They also have a more reliable battery back-up than wired systems, and frequent battery power reminders and alerts.

Damage-Free Security

Wireless signals will carry through all sorts of surfaces and materials, including heavy materials like marble and granite. With a wired system, you have to drill and bore through your walls in order to cover your entire area. A wireless system does not require any messy remodelling. You can install it wherever you want, no matter what your interior and exterior walls are made of, and know that your sensors are all connected and communicating properly.

Anytime, Anywhere Communication

With a wireless home security system, you will be alerted via cell phone in case of any problems… so you don;t have to be at home to know what’s going on. Because they use cellular signals, alarms will trigger and alert your monitoring company even if your phone lines are cut. For an additional layer of personal safety, many wireless systems include a key fob. You can use this to arm your system remotely, and also as a personal panic button when you are out and about.

Wireless home security systems offer extended coverage and reliable security, and are more convenient than wired systems. No matter how large or how small your property is, you’ll be covered with wireless.

Wireless Home Security Systems – Pros & Cons (Part 1 of 2)

The main thing to remember about a wireless home security system is that its greatest advantage is also its greatest weakness — there are no wires.

On one hand, it means that you can place your control panel and any or all of your sensors, cameras and keypads anywhere you please. It also means that it is very easy for an intruder to disable the system…and there is also a greater likelihood of false alarms.

First let’s take a brief look at the science

Wireless home security system does not use wires to connect the control panel to hit any of the door or window switches or any other device in the system. In a wireless system, the devices send radio signals to a receiver in the control unit, which then processes that signal.

Advantages of wireless

A wireless home security system is generally easier to install. You can put the devices anywhere you want — you have ultimate flexibility. Also, there is no labor time spent in stringing wires. Lastly, if you already have a hardwired system, you can even add a wireless receiver at any time, which will give you a double layer of protection.

Disadvantages of wireless

A wireless home security system is not always as dependable. Copper wires will always be more reliable when sending a signal from point A to point B. For example, if a burglar snips the wires on a door or window sensor, that is usually enough to set off the alarm. The same situation does not necessarily apply with wireless systems. For example, if a wireless transmitter is knocked out of commission, you may never know that something is wrong.

Be aware that a wireless system is more expensive than a hardwired system. This is because each device has a radio transmitter built into it or attached to it so that it can send the signal back to the control panel.

Because of this extra expense, some consumers tend to cut corners to save costs. Don’t do it. If anything, spend some extra money to get the highest quality radio transmitter available.

After all, you know what it’s like when you buy a cheap cordless phone. You save some money but you get some problems in return: interference, static, dropped calls, and you might even pick up your neighbor’s calls — and vice versa.

The same things apply with wireless home security systems. By spending more money you get better quality and reliability. The high-end wireless equipment is very dependable, and so you should be prepared to spend some more money to make sure that you get that reliability. After all, who needs a lot of false alarms?

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