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.
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.