When it comes to getting the right home security system, you will need different components to get the level of protection that you want. One of the things you’ll need to mull over when you look at your smart security options is whether to go the wifi route or the closed network security front.
Read on for a look at the difference between the two so that you can make an informed decision.
Wireless Versus Wired
Both wifi and closed network security systems can offer you the functionality you need in terms of providing surveillance of your property and keeping your family safe, but one of the key differences is that wifi is wireless and closed network is wired. The wireless system offers you more options — such as remote monitoring — while the wired system is not accessible remotely. While a wireless system does present some potentially security risks since it is connected to the Internet and can therefore theoretically be interfered with remotely by unauthorized parties, you can take measures to prevent, or reduce the odds of, such a scenario.
With wifi, you can take advantage of the latest features in smart security systems. If you want to be able to check in to see what’s going on in your home — even when you’re at work — you can do so wirelessly. With a special app on your smartphone or mobile device, you can tap into the wireless surveillance cameras that are part of your system, to get the peace of mind you need. You’ll also be able to do things such as remotely arm or disarm the system, unlock and lock your exterior facing doors if you have smart locks installed, and more.
Depending on where you need a system installed, you may be able to choose either wireless or wired — or you may have to go with one or the other. Generally speaking, installing a wireless system will be easier and faster than installing a wired system as the setup will be of a ‘plug-and-go’ nature.
When looking at wifi and closed network security systems, it’s important to remember that wifi is the only way to go if you want to derive all the benefits from smart security systems. Smart security systems will allow you to take advantage of the latest and greatest advances in home security and home automation, so it’s worth considering. Before making a decision, mull over what you’re looking for and consider all your options fully.