Four Reasons To Consider A Wireless Burglar Alarm System

March 14th, 2019

One of the most popular new technologies in security is wireless alarm systems. Unlike traditional systems, wireless systems are not hardwired into the walls of your home. Instead, they use the same technology as WiFi to send recordings, detect motion, and trigger alarms. If you are curious about these newer systems, here are four reasons to consider adding a wireless system to your home:

1. Wireless Systems Are More Secure: There are several factors that make wireless systems more secure. First, unless with hardwired systems there is no lag. Everything is recorded, sensed, and triggered in real time. Secondly, most criminals know that all they have to do is cut a wire to disable a security system. With wireless systems, there are no wires to cut. Finally, wired systems are vulnerable to power, phone, and internet outages. 

2. Wireless Systems Are Easier To Install: Wired systems are very difficult to install. Since they have to be hardwired into your home, there are a lot of holes that need to be drilled and wiring configured. Installation is a complex and messy process. Also once installed they are permanent and cannot be easily moved. With a wireless system, you simply work with a security professional to design where to place the system and installation is simply a matter of hanging the devices.

3. Wireless Systems Are Versatile: Wireless system are extremely versatile. They are easy to move so they can be adjusted when your security needs change. They are also easy to upgrade if you want to add new features. Furthermore, wireless systems can move with you. So when you get to your new home, you don’t have to learn a whole new system. You can just have your security expert design a new schematic for your new home.

4. Wireless Systems Offer More Features: Wireless technology can fully integrate into other home automation systems. With wireless technology, you can manage your energy use by controlling lights and the thermostat and you can automatically lock doors and windows. All of these features can be controlled by a single app. They are easily upgraded as well as new technology is introduced. 

Are There Any Downsides To Going Wireless?

There are several benefits to going wireless, however, there are some downsides homeowners need to consider. First of all, wireless systems are vulnerable to the same kinds of interference the internet or cell phones experience. They can have moments where they disconnect. Secondly, unlike hardwired systems, they are also battery operated. So you have to routinely change the batteries. Finally, they have a limited distance, so they are best for small and medium-sized properties.

Deciding on whether to go hardwired or wireless depends entirely on your needs. Both systems are fully secure and will help you protect your home and your family. However, if you are looking for ease of use, versatility, and smart home features, your best bet is to go wireless!