Although good hard-wired security systems have battery backup for use in the event of power outages, wireless alarms operate on batteries continuously charted by electricity. While hard-wired systems require wires and cables running through the walls, wireless systems do not. Wireless alarms are, thus, faster, easier and less expensive to install.
Wireless alarms are ideal for rental properties and apartments because they are quickly and easily installed with little or no damage to the property, they can be removed and taken to another location easily and most people can do the installation on their own. You will need to pay attention to the type of phone connection required to connect to a monitoring center. Some wireless systems cannot be connected to a landline telephone; they must connect through a cell phone.
Wireless alarms and security systems have many advantages over hard-wired systems and alarms.
Because there are no wires, an intruder cannot disable your alarm system by cutting wires. This also reduces the mess of installation and the possible need to have wires or cables under carpet or visible around doorways.
If you move, you can take the system with you. Wireless alarms are as easy to remove as they are to install. You can buy the best equipment, knowing you will never have to leave it behind when you move, whether it is across town or across the country.
Wireless alarms and systems can be activated or deactivated with a remote key fob. If you forget to activate the system when you go to bed, you can do so from the bedroom. You will not need to remember a pass code to enter a building. The remote key fob will do it from your car.
Most wireless alarms can be equipped with a “repeater.” This expands the transmission range. You can control access to your business property with an access control at the gate and alarm sensors around the entire perimeter of the property.
Wireless alarms and systems are the ideal way to protect detached garages, barns, sheds, pool houses, guesthouses and other accessory buildings. All of these structures and their contents can be protected from a single central control panel. You can even monitor all of the outbuildings on your property from a single monitoring connection.
You can put a wireless alarm in a boat, jet ski, ATV or other vehicle. You do not need to leave these expensive vehicles at risk when they are not locked up in a shed. Whether you lock a shelter on your dock or you alarm the vehicles, and sleep well knowing they are monitored.
Modifying your wireless alarms by moving them to other rooms or adding new alarms is easy. The security needs of families and businesses change over time. You can move wireless alarms from one place to another in just minutes. You do not need to buy more equipment every time your needs change.
You can set your control panel to control lights, garage doors, doors to accessory buildings and even some appliances. Only wireless alarms and systems allow you this flexibility. When you come home from work, you can turn on the oven, deactivate the alarm in the garage and open the door, turn on lights inside the house, and turn off perimeter sensors and unlock the door as you drive through the neighborhood.
By connecting to a 911 dispatcher, police department or a neighbor, you can have soundless wireless alarms if someone enters your home or apartment. An intruder might not know you have a security system until the police arrive!
Wireless alarms and security systems offer the greatest peace of mind, no matter where you live or work. They provide the greatest safety and security at the same time as the greatest flexibility. You can monitor the babysitter on your smartphone while you are out to dinner and monitor the security of your home while out of town. Wireless is the perfect way to protect your family and your property.