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.
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
Since it is a wireless system no drilling is
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
Wired systems are cheaper than wireless
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.
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.
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.
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.