Wireless Security 101By Home Security Source Jul 2, 2009 | 3:55:00 pmPosted in: Burglary & Loss Prevention, Home, House
Protecting Your Home
It’s hard to put a price on feeling secure in your own home. Your home is your sanctuary—a place where you return every day to rest, feel safe, and spend time with your family. If you have ever been the victim of a home invasion or a related crime, or know someone that has, then you understand how violating it feels to be targeted by a criminal. If you haven’t been in this situation—consider yourself lucky.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, home robberies occur every 12 seconds, and approximately 1 in 6 homes will be burglarized this year**. Now, more than ever, it is vital that you protect yourself and your loved ones with a wireless home security system.
Installing Wireless Home Security
There are many advantages installing new wireless house security, as opposed to traditional hard-wired alarm systems. Traditional systems are still effective, but they run off electricity supplied to them through electrical wires. Using battery-powered wireless sensors allows you to have a complete security system without running wires, which is a great solution for an older house. Many wireless home alarms can even notify the homeowner when batteries need replacement. Additionally, if there is a problem with the system, the alarm technician can easily find the problem, whereas hundreds of feet of wiring must be checked if a traditional alarm system is used.
Installation of a wireless system is a breeze when compared to conventional hard-wired systems. In the traditional setup, wires must be run through the home to every entry point and motion sensor, which includes all doors and windows. This can translate to a lot of time, headache, and money. Luckily, a wireless system is much easier to install, and it’s portable, so in the event of a move you can easily take the system with you.
While some people would have no trouble setting up the wireless alarm system themselves, it is recommended that an experienced security expert—such as the folks at ADT Home Security—set up the sensors for you. This way you can sit back and relax knowing that all the sensors and contacts in your home will be placed correctly and professionally. Installation of a wireless security system is generally very affordable, with most alarm monitoring companies offering specials to new customers.
Wireless Security Performance
Now that the benefits of installing a wireless home security system have been highlighted, you may be wondering how it works. Wireless home alarms run on radio wave frequencies that are transmitted from motion sensors and contacts to the central control unit/keypad. The wireless signals can extend for hundreds of feet and penetrate numerous walls and ceilings that might be in the way. While these wireless systems work virtually anywhere, if you live in a particularly old house or one with extra thick walls of concrete you should contact a security professional just to make sure that the building materials in your home won’t pose a problem.
The fact that the sensors communicate with the control unit wirelessly means that the system isn’t vulnerable to wires being cut by an intruder. Furthermore, the components of a wireless alarm system are powered by lithium batteries, meaning that in the event of a blackout or power to your house being cut off by a burglar, your alarm system will still function properly.
A wireless home security system gives you the features you need, plus greater flexibility and easier installation when compared to a conventional hard-wired security system. If you decide that you want to implement a wireless home security system in your home, then it’s time to decide which system and monitoring service provider is right for you. Companies like ADT can help you design and implement a wireless system that will protect your family for years to come. Don’t wait - get started today, and attain the peace of mind that you and your family deserve.
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