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With older wireless home alarms, there was a small risk that the wireless signal would be picked up and accessed by potential intruders.

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Four Advantages of Wireless Home Alarms

Plus One You Don't Often Hear About


It wasn't too long ago that wireless home alarms were a luxury rather than a necessity. Only the wealthy had one in their home, and the rest were reserved for businesses that could afford the cost of wireless alarm equipment and the labor to install it.

But over the last few years, manufacturers have developed a variety of solutions so that now, most wireless home alarms can be owned and even installed by the average homeowner.

And although there are lots of options and variations, they all wireless security alarms have in common the same set of advantages and compelling reasons to own one.

Let's look at a few.

Ease and Cost of Installation

Wireless home alarm systems are sometimes priced about the same or a little higher to purchase. But by using battery powered radio transmitter/receivers to connect to the various peripherals, instead of copper wires, the great savings with wireless home alarms is in the installation.

By avoiding the mess and time it takes run cables through your walls, as well as the potential cost of a professional installer, the overall cost of a wireless house alarm is usually less than a wired system.

And yes, wireless residential security systems are usually simple enough for any do-it-yourself type to install. No wires means no wire-stripping, or drilling through sheetrock. or lifting carpets to install the wireless alarm. Often all you need are a few screws, some basic tools, and a little patience to have everything up and running within a few hours.

Ease of installation also makes for an ideal security system where running wires is difficult. A wireless alarm system is no longer just for houses and businesses. Those who live in apartments or condominiums can also reap the benefits of increased home protection.

Growth Flexibility

Wire-free technology offers the ability to build a home security system in stages. As your time and budget allows, simply expand your system by adding sensors or cameras at any time, with very little effort.

And even if you already have a wireless home alarm system, adding, changing and expanding it is much simpler that adding more wiring. If you need to change the original design, you can move the wireless devices around without having to change any wiring. Or simply add new devices such as additional PIR sensors and smoke detectors.

Just be sure to do your long-term planning, so you can avoid the need to upgrade your controller to get more zone capacity.

And wireless home alarms, sensors, cameras, and other devices are portable. That makes them especially convenient for renters and homeowners planning to relocate.

Expanded Security Coverage

These days there is a whole range of home security equipment that uses wire free technology. Smoke detectors, gas and flood alarms, intercom systems, and security camera cameras can be incorporated into a wireless security system, thus adding to your overall home safety and security.

System installers and users point to the outstanding range of wireless security devices as a major advantage. Most systems feature a range of at least 300' to 600' between the sensor, and main control unit. And some will go much further, even up to 1000'.

Adding a couple sensors, and perhaps a wireless camera, means that even a detached garage or sprawling property can be covered without the need for external cables.

Couple the basic components with additional sensors that transmit their own radio signals and you can even "daisy-chain" several systems together to cover unlimited acreage.

Alarm System Reliability

Wireless burglar alarm technology is now widely considered to be just as reliable as that of wired systems. In addition, wire-free systems do not have to rely on your home's power grid - wireless home alarms are designed to operate with a far more robust and reliable battery power.

The major caution cited by professionals regarding the reliability of home wireless alarms is the risk of interference with other radio frequency devices such as cordless phones and wireless computer networks. Sometimes moving it just a few feet will solve the problem.

Some consider it a problem that each security device has its own battery, which must be changed periodically. But the security system panel will let you know when a battery is getting low. And while alkaline batteries last about a year, newer systems often use lithium batteries that should last 5 years or more.

The Do-Over Opportunity

The above listed advantages are well-known to many. But there is an even greater advantage, especially if you've never had or installed a home security system at all. And that advantage is this: with wireless home alarms, you have the opportunity to 'do it all over'.

Make a mistake on your first system design ? Change your mind about which area should have priority protection ? No worries, simply make the corrections in your plan, and move the appropriate sensors or camera.

What about the a security situation that needs only part-time or season surveillance, such as a pool in the summer, or an outdoor storage ? Or perhaps you've discovered a previously unknown area of vulnerability ? Again, wireless home alarms provide all the flexibility you need to keep your house a property covered.

If you have been looking for a security system that is effective, reliable, easy to install, and flexible you need to look into the many benefits of today's wireless home alarms

For More Information On WIreless Home Alarms:

Find out more about how wireless home security systems work.
A brief introduction to the wireless versus wired debate.
Get familiar with these cautions before selecting wireless security cameras.