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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

Smart Home Security Solutions in the UK? I just wondered if anyone can recommend any smart home security solutions besides the Alert Me system that was shown on the gadget show last year? I was just wondering if there's anything else similar that sends you text or email alerts or has motion detection and records images to pc or remote server like IP cameras etc? What other systems are there out there that you would recommend for use in the UK? I have a particular emphasis on systems that will notify by text or email and will also capture images and/or video.
There are some options for you there. One option I played around with a bit was a software based option that hooked up to a webcam. It is software that monitors the webcam for changes in the picture and when it changes, it can send you an email and also ... [full answer]
What is the best home security system for a renter? Wireless? Do you have to have a phone line? I need a cost effective burglar alarm system. I rent so I need something I can take with me when I leave. Do I need a monitoring service? Can you have a wireless system with no phone line? Is it better to buy a DIY system online and then purchase monitoring separately?
You should check out http://ucontrol.com. They have this cool box that you plug into any existing alarm system. It gives you redundant monitoring over broadband, cellular and a phone line - so if the robber cuts your phone line, you;re are still in good shape. It also ... [full answer]
Can anyone tel me a good product for home security or survelliance camera systems for your computer? I want to put a couple of cameras outside my home for safety purposes does anyone know of the best or most cost effective systems
Any webcam will do, preferably a wireless one that will save you a lot of wiring etc.