Is a Wireless Security System Better

One of the first questions that people ask when considering the installation of a home security system is which type is best: a wireless system or a wired system. Both have pros and cons to think about, but it really comes down to what you’re hoping to get out of your home monitoring system.

In this article, we are going to discuss what a wireless system is, what a wired system is and the advantages and disadvantages for each of them. We will then talk about which option may be the best fit for your home and why.

Let’s begin!

What is a Wireless System?

A wireless home security system is ideal for people who rent a home or don’t plan on staying in their home for very long. With wireless capabilities, the system can be easily taken to a different property, and it’s quick and easy to install.

It’s always best to have a professional install this type of system so that the risk of false alarms is lower.

There are quite a few advantages to choosing a wireless home alarm system. These include:

  • Easy to take with you when you move
  • Fast and easy to install
  • No need to drill holes or make other modifications
  • Existing security system is not necessary

Wireless home monitoring systems offer a range of benefits, but there are some limitations to think about. For instance, wireless systems can sometimes have reliability issues. Just like mobile phones and WiFi routers, there is always the potential for interference. This can cause your system to not respond, or to respond unpredictably.

Another factor you need to know is that wireless systems rely on batteries, so you will need to change them as needed. When you consider that wireless equipment can cost more than wired equipment to begin with, the added expense of batteries can really add up.

What is a Wired System?

A wired home security system is a great option for those who plan on staying in their residence and need a more affordable home security option. And, contrary to popular belief, wired security systems are actually compatible with wireless security products. This makes it possible to take advantage of the features you want without having to rely completely on wireless technology. In this instance, the security system is typically hardwired into the telephone line for the primary connection, and then it uses a mobile line as a backup.

The benefits to choosing a hardwired security system include:

  • Equipment costs less than wireless
  • No batteries required
  • Very reliable
  • Can be used with wireless features

As with the wireless systems, there are some drawbacks to keep in mind. First, wired home security systems are not the best choice for people who aren’t planning on staying in their homes or those who rent. They are more difficult to install and generally require a professional. Second, there are modifications and drilling that will need to be done for this type of system, unless there is an existing system in place.

Which One is Right for You?

In order to determine which type of home monitoring system is right for you, here are a few questions to ask.

  • Do you plan on staying in your home, or will you be moving soon?
  • Does your home already have a pre-existing home security system?
  • Do you mind having to drill holes into your wall?
  • How much do you want to spend on your system?
  • Which types of features would you like to see included?

Many home monitoring companies offer both wireless and wired alarm systems, so it may be best to select a dependable company first. You can then work with the installer to determine the best option for your needs.

Generally speaking, as long as you plan on staying in your home and don’t mind making the appropriate modifications, a wired system is ideal. If you are renting or moving in the near future and don’t mind spending the extra money, a wireless system will be more convenient.

If you would like to learn more about protecting your home while sticking within a budget that you can afford, call Texas Security & Surveillance.

 

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