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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 do you stop an inactive DSC home security system from beeping randomly? I bought a house about 2 years ago with a DSC home security system installed by the provious owner. I have never activated the service. When I first moved in, the system keypad would randomly beep 2x until someone pressed any keys on the pad. It stopped for a while and has started beeping randomly again, but more frequently. It seems to go off a few times throughout the day, not at any regular intervals, but annoying enough to want to rip it out of the wall (which may be my next step). Again, pressing some of the keys seems to satisfy it for a short time. There are no manuals or instructions for the system and nothing on the pad to provide any advice.
without a programmers manual, the only thing you can do is disconnect the leads going into it. That in itself shouldn't be too hard, and it won't leave an unsightly hole in your wall, and may still dupe burglars into thinking you have an alarm system on you home. ... [full answer]
Are home security systems really effective? We are having a home security system installed tomorrow...I'm wondering if they are really effective? Do they really deter burglars? Should I feel 100% safe when I go to bed with my alarm on?
You bet they are - be sure the stickers are posted on your windows and they will deter a break-in. I've had 3 false alarms in the past 7 yrs. and by the time I reurned home (10 mins.) the police were here and they searched my house before ... [full answer]
Can someone tell me what to buy so I can set up a home security camera? I want to set up a home security camera that is motion sensitive to record video when it detects motion and record the video on my home PC. I need to know what to buy exactly, I dont' think I have a video recording card. Any brand names that are good would help and where to buy them.
There are home security shops which sell a complete kit with everything you need as you described