The turn of the century signaled a number of drastic changes in the way people lived their lives. New advancements in the technology as well as the Internet opened up so many options in so many different industries. Security was among that particular lot as security systems suddenly became more efficient, cheaper, and easier to run than ever before. Where older systems involved a silent alarm to the police department and bars on the windows, today's wireless home security systems are capable of so much more.
This is all due to the emergence of wireless security systems, which offer all sorts of different benefits to their owners. From initial installation to the robustness of their protections, these Internet Age systems are superior in almost every way from their traditional wired counterparts.
Reasons to use Wireless Home Security
- A wireless system uses door, window and motion sensors throughout the home which all communicate wirelessly to the main control panel.
- The control panel communicates wirelessly to the outside world using cellular technology.
- Typically you can place more door, window and motion sensors in places where a wire cannot be run which increases your security protection.
- A wired system connects each sensor to the control panel with wires which are concealed within the walls of your home.
- If your home is not prewired for a security system, holes have to be cut in the walls to run the wires.
- The control panel communicates using your home's telephone line.
Independence from Phone Lines
- The phone line can be cut from the outside of the home. If there is no cell phone backup, the alarm system does not send a signal to the alarm center even if the alarm still goes off.
- The power can be shutoff. In the case of this Denver couple, the thieves disabled the security system by turning off the power at the breaker box.
One of the primary advantages a wireless system has that a wired system cannot claim is the fact their power doesn’t come from a physical source nor does it rely on a telephone line.
Let’s give a little example of how this is so great.
A common theme in many horror movies nowadays is the film’s antagonist cutting the security line outside, isolating the victims from the police and any kind of help. We are willing to bet that those unfortunate folks had wired security systems without a cell phone backup. But with wireless home security systems, there are no wires to cut and the police would be dispatched quickly as soon as the alarm goes off. Granted, the movie would be very short. But it still would have saved a lot more lives.
Electricity is No Issue, Either
Another advantage the wireless option presents is the fact that it is battery powered. Now, some folks might consider this a disadvantage. After all, a wired security system gets its power directly from the lines outside. But what if something happens to the electricity? Most wired security systems are equipped with an emergency battery backup, but these only last a few hours at best. With a wireless security system, you will never have to be reliant on external power to keep it running. This also means it will continue to work even if the burglars cut off your power and phone lines.
Wide Range of Capabilities
But the biggest advantage of a wireless system over a wired system is the overall robustness of the protection it provides. As we mentioned earlier, most wired systems do two things: Raise an alarm in the event of a break-in and contact police dispatch. But a wireless system can do so much more.
So with its complete non-reliance on external sources and a wider range of capabilities, it’s abundantly clear why the wired systems are slowly being nudged out of the security marketplace. Be sure to call us today at 1-866-885-3250 to find out more information.