Wired Versus Wireless Home Security Systems
This article explains the main factors you should take into consideration when deciding whether to buy a hardwired or wireless alarm system.
This is the first and most important criterion. Whether you choose wired or wireless, the security system must be reliable enough to detect an intrusion attempt or other emergency or event and alert the proper person or authority in time. Once, some experts claimed that a wireless alarm system is more likely than a wired system to set off a false alarm. Today, after more than ten years of wireless installations and much technological advancement, there are no longer problems with reliability or false alarms in wireless systems that have been installed correctly by a professional. Furthermore, home security products manufacturers continuously invest in improving the wireless technology of their alarm systems. Visonic, for example, launched in 2010 PowerG technology. It is a new wireless technology which significantly improves the reliability of wireless transmissions, the range between the control panel and the devices and ease of use.
Time and Money
Wireless systems and their components are usually more expensive than their hardwired counterparts. However, the installation time for wireless systems is shorter and there is much less hassle compared to a wired system. When examining the maintenance costs of a wireless system, you need to take into consideration the cost of replacing the batteries of the wireless devices every few years. In general, hardwired systems are maintenance free.
Over the years, your family's needs will probably change. Whether you decide to renovate your house, move furniture or simply upgrade your system by adding detectors and safety devices, all of the above is much easier with a wireless system.