Why Opt For a Wireless Home Security System?

Having an alarm system in your home is not a bad idea. Crime rates are rising in virtually everywhere, including in so-called “good” or “nice” neighborhoods. Many families are becoming increasingly aware of their need for added security, and a good option for many is a wireless home security system. Especially if you have children home alone after school or own a lot of expensive household items will you want to consider installing such a system.

Why do we say this; what advantages does a wireless home security system have over a hardwired system? Here are some things to consider:

Most alarm systems work in virtually the same way. There are sensors that are attached to the area you want to secure, such as a door or window, and usually to the wall next to it. Those two sensors usually have a signal running through them in a continuous loop; when that loop is broken from someone opening the door or window, the sensor sends a signal to the mechanism that sounds the alarm.

In a wireless home security system, that signal is sent through the air. If you opt for a hardwired system, you need to run a wire or cable from every sensor you hook up to the keypad. Obviously this would be cumbersome, more difficult to install for a do-it-your self, and rather unsightly. A wireless home security system is typically much more subtle and can usually blend in with any d├ęcor or home design. And because there are no lines or cables, you don’t need to make holes in the walls, tear up any carpeting, or fuss with trying to get the wires to run flush along a wall or door frame. They’re also a great consideration for home with young children, as you don’t want them to ever get their hands on the wires or cables of the alarm system.

A wireless home security system is usually much easier to install than a hardwired system. You typically just plug in the keypad, mount the security sensors where you want them to be, and program it rather quickly. There usually isn’t much more involved than that.

If you want to install your own wireless home security system, there are some things to consider. You can usually get one with a sensor that is connected to a key fob so that you don’t even need to remember and enter a pass code to deactivate the alarm. A hardwired system runs on electricity to operate whereas wireless systems run on a lithium battery. Many times the wireless home security system needs to be tested to be sure the battery is running at optimal levels.

Many wireless home security systems can also be monitored alarms, meaning that an outside company can be monitoring your alarm system at their office. If the alarm is tripped, the company will alert police and rescue personnel immediately. This can be a great asset for children who are home alone or those who may get easily flustered in an emergency situation.

GE Wireless Home Security Systems

When you’re making an informed decision about a wireless home security system, GE home security systems should be on your list to check out.

Full Disclosure

Let me say right up front that I’m not a GE rep nor do I represent any home security system supplier. I do not make any money buying or selling GE products. I’m a homeowner — probably just like you — who wants to figure out what sorts of products GE offers. I want to know the names that they’re sold under and all the features and benefits. After that, I can make an informed decision about the best solution for me and my family.

Now, in choosing a home security system, it may be that you will have no choice — you’ll need to go wireless. Perhaps your home is not well suited to running hardwiring, or you want a system that you can install yourself quickly and easily. GE wireless home security systems are available to help you achieve that goal.

One very popular choice is the GE Simon 3 Wireless Home Security System.


This system has an advanced technology in a simple console design. It is smaller and more attractive than a lot of units that came before it. And it’s made by General Electric, so you can’t go wrong there.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system is a self-contained unit made up of (but not limited to):

  • Lighting control center with a keypad
  • Control unit
  • Sounder or siren

It is also expandable, using a complete selection of add-on devices that give you a lot of useful functionality.


For example, if your kids are old enough to come and go to and from school by themselves, the GE wireless home security system has a latchkey feature which allows you to check, remotely, whether your children have arrived home at the appropriate time.

Another benefit of the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system comes in the way it handles a home intrusion. If an intrusion occurs (or any other problem is identified by one of the sensors), the system can dial up to three different phone numbers. Not only that — once you pick up the call, the system will actually talk to you with a synthesized voice and explain the problem. This gives you the option of making a decision about what to do next — including disarming and controlling the system over the phone. Or, if you have one of the wireless remotes that is available, you can use the remote control to disarm the system.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system can even be programmed to call your security monitoring company as well (including a backup number just in case).

Some other features of the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system include:

  • The ability to monitor up to 24 zones wirelessly (including the capability to make two of these hardwired).
  • It supports a two-way radio frequency talking touchpad as well as a hand-held radio frequency touchpad and keychain touchpad.
  • When you are programming the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system, it will use voice cues that support fast and simple programming.
  • It contains a 24 hour backup battery
  • …and much more.

And best of all, perhaps, is that the system is simple enough for you to do-it-yourself.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system is widely available for purchase online or at your local home improvement center or home electronics superstore. Prices start at right around $200 and some systems will even throw in a year’s worth of alarm monitoring — for free.


Again, I am not a GE representative, nor do I make any money by recommending their products. I’m just saying that GE offers a complete line of excellent home security system products that you should consider when making an informed decision about the safety and security of your family and/or business.