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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

How does a home security system affect your insurance rates? Any advice, negative or positive, would be nice. We're considering it, and we're meeting with the guy who would put it in tomorrow. How much did you pay? Is it worth it? How was your home insurance affected?
I don't know what things are like where you live, however here (Vancouver, BC, Canada) most insurance companies give up to 20% off depending on the protection you have. The better the system the less risk of loss hense lower rates. Check out this site, if you want to find the ... [full answer]
how much labor goes into bein a home security system installer? is it something a overweight person can handl? someone offered me a job doing security installations but Curious to see how much work it will be. yea I'm a big boy .. 5'11 ... 335lbs ... appreciate the help ya'll. It's definately something I've been chewing on since I got the call asking if I was interested.
As long as you can crawl around under houses and in attics your weight should not be an issue. Make sure the latter are certified for your weight, it is printed on the latter itself. It is easy to do, just time consuming. I recently ... [full answer]
If the transformers near my house cause an EMP will that disable my home security alarm? Ive heard EMP's cause electronics to fry and i wondered if that meant it would fry my home security
An EMP (which do exist outside science fiction) is caused by a nuclear bomb, or sophisticated equipment like a low-inductance capacitor bank discharged into a single-loop antenna. The transformers near your house have about as much chance of making pancakes as they do of making an EMP, your alarms are ... [full answer]