Wired VS. Wireless Alarm Systems


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Ever wonder what the differences between a wired alarm security system and a wireless alarm security system are? Check out this short presentation so you can decide which one is best for your house.

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Wired VS. Wireless Alarm Systems

  1. 1. WIRELESS VS. WIRED Which one is better?
  2. 2. Wired Alarm Security Systems    Works with sensors placed around the house with wires leading back to the main box. Additional security equipment (motion detectors, surveillance cameras, etc.) can be hooked up to the main box. Wires are hidden behind walls and underneath floorboards, etc. Requires drilling.
  3. 3. Wireless Alarm Security Systems    Sends signals from sensors placed around house to the main panel via a wireless signal. Features keypads and can be used with other security devices like motion detectors and cameras. Since it is a wireless system no drilling is required.
  4. 4. Wired System Pros    A wired alarm security system doesn’t pick up any interference (see wireless system) like a wireless system sometimes can. If any wires from the system are cut the alarm is triggered, notifying you if a burglar is trying to break in. Wired systems are cheaper than wireless systems.
  5. 5. Wired System Cons   With a wired alarm system drilling is required in order to hide all the wires, making the setup process a long and tedious process. A wired alarm system is hard to relocate if you move houses. What takes hours to set-up will take hours taking down.
  6. 6. Wireless System Pros    A wireless alarm security system is relatively easy to install since no drilling is required. Easy to relocate if you need to move. Trendy and looks nicer than a wired system.
  7. 7. Wireless System Cons    A Wireless system can be hacked or pick up interference from other devices using a wireless signal. This can trigger the alarm. Wireless systems can be disabled easier than a wired system (Most burglars will be turned off to either alarm system, and most will not be able to disable the wireless system. Wireless systems cost more than wired systems.
  8. 8. So which is better?     The answer to that is relative to your home. Old houses aren’t best for drilling due to their age and overall health. You can have a new home built with wires installed, so a wired system can be much easier to set up. Large houses can have problems with wi-fi signal strength, which can cause some sensors to not work properly.