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Wireless Home Security Systems

In recent years the sales of wireless home security alarms has been steadily on the increase. Not only do homeowners want to make sure that their possessions are well protected but also those who reside in the property as well.

But what reasons are there for us deciding to choose these types of alarm systems over the more conventional ones? Below we take a look at the pros and cons of you installing a wireless home security alarm system.

Pros of Having Wireless Home Security Alarms

  1. The main benefit of having such a system is the most obvious in that you don't have to concern yourself with making holes in walls in order that wires need to be run through to connect the system together. As a result you can save money by actually installing the system yourself. Whereas with the traditional hard wired systems you would often need to employ the services of a qualified technician to carry out the work.
  2. Another benefit to be had from installing such an alarm system as well as being unobtrusive is that they allow you to control them from one central location. Even if you choose to set up alarms in your garage as well as in your home you can control them both at the same time using the central control panel that is located in your home and which is provided with these types of alarm systems today.

Cons of Having a Wireless Home Security Alarm System

  1. Although these systems are easier to install they tend to be a lot more expensive to buy compared to the traditional hard wired ones. At the moment this is down to the fact that the technology used in such alarm systems is still in the development stage but in the next few months or years we should see the prices falling and it won't be long before they match that of the hard wired ones.
  2. The only other problem that may arise when it comes to installation of any kind of wireless home security alarms is the possibly that it can be remotely hijacked. This in turn could result in the hacker being able to obtain the security code that is embedded in the key fob and so be able to gain entry to your property. Although this doesn't really happen very often it is something that you should be constantly aware of.
Although the cost may seem prohibitive if you were to look online you will find that there are numerous places where good quality wireless home security alarms can be purchased. You may be surprised to find that the price being charged is a fraction of what it would be if you decided to buy your system locally. But before you do purchase any one of these systems remember to carry out as much research as you can to learn everything that there is about them. This way you can determine which system is best for your needs.






Home Security Alarm Monitoring Q&A

Are payments made to a home security alarm systems tax deductible? The home alarm service is provided by Voxcom (Canada) Which line would this be entered on? Seems like most tax softwares do not ask this questions in the interview
No. Unless you have a home-based business, then it would be partially deductible.
Where can you find a schematic diagram for home security system project using 8051 and some sensors like smok? Where can you find a schematic diagram for home security system project using 8051 and some sensors like smoke detector temp sensor magnetic sensor motion sensor with a key board and lcd?
I'm not sure why you would want to base a unit about an old 8051, also all the sensors you talk of output a 'volt-free' contact pair. So it's going to be all about interfacing the keyboard and the LCD. You'll probably find many 8051 schematics out there that have ... [full answer]
Is Firstline home security system any good? How to they compare to ADT or Brinks? I had a sales rep offer me free installation and equipment. He said there was no upfront cost, only paying the monthly payment. I was quoted $39 a month plus tax which comes to about $44 a month. I live in a townhome and was told I would be able to get at least 10% off my personal property insurance because of the home security. Does this sound like a good deal? How's the quality of Firstline compared to ADT or Brinks? Are they reliable. I'm located in Minnesota and seem not to have a local office. Should I be worried if something were to happen with no technicans to come fix it asap?
Nothing worth getting is free. Aside from the fact you will be paying almost double standard monitoring rates, you are going to be looped into a long term contract and you may or may not own the equipment in the end. Thing is, to these larger companies (ADT & Brinks ... [full answer]