Wireless alarm systems have become increasingly popular compared to wired alarm systems for improving security in both residences and offices. A home alarm system is a great way to protect your loved ones, valuables, and property when you’re sleeping or away, and even when you’re awake at home but preoccupied with some other household chores such that you might be prone to intrusions.
Alarm systems can only be useful when properly installed and operated. This includes getting a reliable burglar alarm system, setting it up as instructed, and taking the time to arm/disarm it as needed. Wireless alarm systems are designed using the newest technologies to improve the effectiveness of a security system for the average household.
Here are some of the benefits of wireless alarm systems:
Hard-wired alarm systems are hard to install and often require the involvement of a professional security technician to ensure that they’re correctly set up. This not only increases the cost of installation but also poses challenges when you’re looking to relocate or sell the home.
Wireless alarm systems, on the other hand, are considered easy to install for most people with average technical knowhow because they don’t involve the complex wiring of multiple components. It is quite simple to set up wireless sensors on your windows, doors, and rooms. Moreover, you can easily add components to your home alarm system at a later time to increase your security coverage as the need arises.
As mentioned before, wireless security systems are quite easy to set up and upgrade as needed. Renters can install a wireless alarm system since they won’t have to make alterations to the house structure or cause significant damage to the property.
Users also have the option of adding features at a later date to improve the effectiveness of their security system, including window and door sensors or motion detectors within the recommended wireless range. Wireless systems are also easy to upgrade in order to make them more relevant and efficient, which makes them future-proof.
Traditional wired alarm systems are at risk of going off if the landline gets cut or it goes down. Wireless security systems overcome this challenge by using Wi-Fi, wireless mesh networks, or cellular networks to interconnect the different devices and to send the signal to emergency services. These systems also use batteries as their primary power supply or for backup, which means that they remain active during power outages, storms, or downed lines.
Whether installing or moving your alarm system, the process will be much cheaper for wireless alarm systems compared to wired security systems. Homes that do not have built-in cabled security systems that were installed during construction of the house can present installation challenges, especially if the cables have to pull through multiple walls and floors. This makes traditional security systems quite invasive, and may even require some touch up after installation to fix any aesthetic issues.
If you’re looking to renovate your home, you may also require a technician to move the wires, especially when the renovation project involves knocking down walls and rewiring. Wireless home alarm systems, on the other hand, are installed non-invasively because the signal can reach a wide area radius. This means you’re unlikely to interfere with the operation of the security system during home renovations.
By integrating your wireless home alarm system with a smart home hub, you can significantly boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your security system. Smart home security systems allow you to centralize the control of every connected system, whether it’s your alarm system, thermostat, lighting, or entertainment system.
Some of the features offered by smart home integration with your wireless alarm system include:
With a wireless home security system, you can configure the settings to receive notifications on your mobile device whenever the alarm system is triggered. Incidents that you can be alerted of include your smoke alarm going off or the entry door getting opened, such as when your dog walker or children arrive at home.
You simply configure your home security system to send a notification — through a mobile app, text message, or email. Every time the doors are opened or locked, when the sensors pick up motion in certain areas of your house, or when your security system is armed/disarmed.
Wireless home alarms allow the user to check on their home on the go, from anywhere, in real-time. Whether you’re at work or on vacation, you can simply use your mobile device to view the security cameras. Depending on the features offered by your security system, it is also possible to remotely control the angle of the cameras, tilting or panning the camera as needed to improve the view.
If you left your house in a rush, you can also check-in through your smartphone to ensure that the doors are locked, lights are turned off, and the thermostats are appropriately set to conserve energy.
Besides receiving notifications and remotely checking on your home, you can also control your home’s security system remotely — in real-time — when you have a wireless alarm system. Using a mobile or web application, you can control the lights in any room in your home, operate the door locks, and even control the thermostat.
This means that you can increase the thermostat temperature remotely just before your children get home from school, or turn on/off the lights while on vacation to give the impression that there’s someone home. All these can be done via your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
A wireless home alarm system also allows you to program the system features for optimal efficiency. For instance, you can configure your wireless thermostat so it receives data from the local weather forecasts to automatically adjust your indoor temperature.
This ensures that your home is comfortable when you or your children arrive home later in the day. Similarly, you can program the bedroom lights to turn on in the morning when it’s time to wake-up or configure your entertainment system to turn on when you get home.
Smart wireless alarm systems for your home can help to improve security and give you peace of mind as you can always monitor the basic functions and manage any situations wherever you are.
To learn more about the pros and cons of using a wireless alarm system, call the Canadian Security Professionals at 1-877-229-7252 or contact us here.