Wireless Home Security Alarm Systems - the Pros and Cons

By: Terry Edwards

There is no doubt that wireless home security alarm systems are becoming the preferred choice when it comes to burglar alarms in the home. One of the best advantages of this type of system is that it is very easy for the do-it-yourself installer. This is because you no longer have to perform complex wiring of different components on your home security system. With a wireless security system, there are very few components and each of these components is very easy to install.

But that doesn't mean that these types of security systems are not without their faults. For example, unless you have meticulously planned it out, it is likely that there will be some spots in your home that are not protected by your system. The reason for this is simple -- since signals are transmitted by a main control unit, if they are transmitted to a component that is outside of the reach, that component will not receive the proper signals. Therefore, there is a higher chance that your home will not be as secure as you may like.

However, with the proper placement of the wireless sensors in your home, your wireless home security alarm system will be just as secure -- if not more -- than a hardwired system.

Some people consider this next aspect either an advantage or disadvantage. Wireless systems run on battery power, not on electricity. This can be seen as advantageous because if your electricity is cut you are assured that your security system will continue to work. However, if you forget to replace your batteries, then your system is basically worthless.

The last advantage to wireless is perhaps the one most prefered by consumers. In general, a wireless home security alarm system will be less expensive than one that is hardwired. If you're on a tight budget and want to install it yourself, then a wireless system is probably the way to go. They are especially preferred in apartments or rental properties because they are easily transportable when you move.

In any case, it is important that you understand both the advantages and disadvantages of wireless as well as hardwired home security systems. Use this article as a starting point to further research this matter to make the right choice for your home.

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