5 Reasons Why Wireless is Better

By Crystal Newton on Aug 28th, 2014 04:01 PM

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Burglary alarms have come a long way. In the not-too-distant past, putting security in your home required holes in the walls and wires running everywhere, as well as the obligation to have a land line phone for communication. Thankfully, with the advent of the wireless security system, the technology has advanced to offer huge advantages over its wired counterpart.

1. They are more aesthetically pleasing.

Installing a system with no wires means less potential damage to your home. The technician will not have to drill holes all over the house to run the wires from the devices to the panel and from the panel to the keypad. If the system also communicates via internet or cellular protocol, there does not have to be wire run from the panel to the land line telephone hub.

2. You can move them from house to house.

Wired security systems offer great protection for your home, but if you are renting or planning to move in the near future, they are not very convenient. Often times, it would be more cost effective to install a brand new system in the new home rather than dismantle and move the one you have. With a wireless security system, components can be easily removed from where they have been hung and moved to the new home to be reinstalled.

3. They allow for optimal equipment placement.

In order to make sure that there are no exploitable "holes” in your security, the system must be designed in such a way that all potential points of entry are covered, and there are no blind spots not covered by motion detectors or glass break detectors. With a wired security system, in order for a motion or glass break detector to work effectively, it had to be placed in a spot where a wire could be run to it. For example, if the best place for a motion was in a corner of a hallway so that it could have a vantage point to the rest of the hallway and a stairwell, but a wire could not be run to it, a creative (and probably not as effective) solution would have to be devised. Since wireless components run on battery power, the system design is not hindered in this manner.

4. They can be installed in a short amount of time.

Since there are no wires to be run, the install time for a wireless security system can be cut down to anywhere from under an hour to just a few hours, depending on the size of the home.

5. They do not depend on home electricity or land line phone.

Two things that a burglary system needs in order to function are power and communication. With a wired security system monitored over a land line phone, both of those things can be neutralized easily. Losing power in the home causes the components to go to battery backup, but the amount of time before those batteries are depleted usually tops out at about 24 hours before needing to be recharged. Further, land line phone communications can be severed. If the system is not dependent on telephone lines to communicate to the monitoring station, you can expect that a break-in will result in the authorities being contacted without fail.

If you have decided that you need a burglary system in your home, you should consider the benefits of a wireless security system. They are less intrusive, affordable and easy to install. Contact the professionals at Bates Security for a free in-home estimate today.

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