How Does Wireless Security Benefit Me? Residential alarm systems have traditionally been wired, but wireless security for home use is becoming increasingly common and will soon be the de facto standard. With this evolution in mind, let's consider some of the many tangible benefits that a wireless home security system provides. Installation Wireless installations are significantly easier because the alarm system installer doesn't have to drill holes, dig trenches or string wire. The installer can design and install the system on the fly, and if adjustments are necessary, those can be performed easily and without much additional time. Cost Wireless security may seem like it'd be more expensive, but that usually isn't the case. A traditional installation is time-intensive, but since a wireless installation is as easy as described earlier, that reduces many of the costs associated with labor, equipment and materials. In addition, discounts from home insurance companies often offset the cost of the system. Battery Power
Traditional security equipment relies on the power grid and is backed up by battery power. When an alarm system installer configures a wireless system, however, most devices use a long-lasting battery system and are capable of running for long periods without any additional power.
Wireless systems don't rely on the power grid. They also donâ€™t rely on a telephone line or an Internet connection. In fact, most wireless systems have built-in radios that allow them to connect via a cellular network. That makes it very difficult for the system to be accidentally knocked offline or compromised intentionally.
Most wireless security equipment can simply be moved to a more appropriate location. In fact, if your home environment changes, you'll likely be able to handle the reconfiguration yourself.
Traditionally, integrating outdoor security equipment, including security cameras, motion detectors and smoke alarms, has been an expensive and involved proposition. In addition to being easily positioned, wireless devices also have great range. If, for example, you built a barbecue area, you could simply buy an additional wireless smoke alarm for that outdoor area and integrate it into the current interior home system easily.
Upgrades and Expansion
That simplicity applies throughout your home and property and to every aspect of your residential security system. When additional protection is needed, you simply buy the new devices and then connect them to system, which usually requires as a little as a single button press. If a device requires an upgrade or replacement, you simply remove it and allow the new equipment to fill that need. Troubleshooting and Repairs
A wireless approach also makes it much easier to troubleshoot and repair all aspects of the system. In fact, most monitoring services connect to the system in a way where a notification occurs as soon as a fault or failure occurs in one of the devices. Since there's no wired connectivity, it's very easy to identify precisely where the fault is. Home Automation Today, it's becoming increasingly common for homes to have automation beyond security. Automation possibilities include lights, thermostats and entertainment devices. A security system is often the perfect central system for these various automation subsystems. With a wired system, however, it can be quite difficult to integrate these various components. With wireless, however, it's as easy as choosing devices that support a particular standard.
Published on Sep 24, 2013
Residential alarm systems have traditionally been wired, but wireless security for home use is becoming increasingly common and will soon be...