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Why Install A Wireless Home Security System?

Posted on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.

Wireless Home Security System – Knowing the Basics

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

A wireless home security system is the new and latest thing to have in your home. Quickly taking over the conventional home security system, a wireless home security system takes the whole concept of a safe and secure home to whole different level. The peripherals that can be used in a wireless home security system are advanced and more reliable than their older counterparts.

Wireless Visuals

The keyword in all of this “wireless”; a wireless home security system means that you can set up most of your peripherals without the hassle of cables or wires. A wireless home security system means that you can also set up your cameras in every possible area of the room and not just at the corner of a ceiling. This gives more opportunity for you to hide the camera wherever you want. Of course, the wireless home security system will require that the signal is not lost or blocked or else you will not be able to record anything that the camera “sees”. A wireless home security system will help you operate your monitoring activities in complete stealth. It’s definitely a plus if you know exactly where to place the cameras so that they are not revealed to intruders or burglars. Wired security systems will only give away the locations of cameras once the cables are discovered.

Wireless Audible

If you feel that installing cameras is too intrusive, you may want to have microphones installed in your wireless home security system. Although this is not something as effective as a camera, recordings from a microphone can help in a wireless home security system. For example, you can set up your microphones so that they can trip an alarm when a noise reaches a certain volume level. This is especially useful to use at night to trace unexpected noises around the house. Again, the wireless home security system will give you endless possibilities as to where you can place the microphones.

Invisible Triggers

A simple wireless home security system usually consists of an alarm and probably some motion detection equipment. This is the easiest, most cost-efficient wireless home security system that you can have set up. All you will need is to have the motion detectors set up so that they will trip an alarm in your house. It’s even more efficient if you have a silent alarm set up that the police will be able to detect; the intruders themselves will not hear the alarm. This is one of the better options from installing a wireless home security system.

A wireless home security system is definitely the best option you have to protect your home, your valuables, and your family. It takes a lot less time to install because of the fact that it is wireless and most of the peripherals will work on batteries so you don’t have to hook anything up to your local electricity. This means that it works regardless of whether there is electricity or not, provided that your mother terminal that controls everything also works on its own power source. Are you still thinking of how to secure your home? Consider a wireless home security system to protect you 24/7.

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

Posted on September 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

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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