Crime is on the rise. For this reason, many are considering security systems for their home and business. One of the biggest questions that come up when shopping for the right one is whether to go with a hardwired system or a wireless security system.
What Is The Difference Between Wired And Wireless Security Systems?
A hardwired system has cameras that are directly connected to the base of the security system. They virtually eliminate the risk of having the signal lost and so they are the most reliable. The problem is that they are far more difficult to install and there are limitations to where and how they can be installed.
The newest technology for wireless security systems means that loss of signal is rare. Still, it does happen. If there is any difference between wired and wireless systems it is this factor.
Even so, there are many reasons that wireless systems are the right choice for most users. Wireless systems are by far, easier to install. There are few limits to where or how they can be installed as long as the cameras are within range of the base to receive their wireless transmissions.
This type of security is much less conspicuous and can be more easily hidden when that is needed. For this reason, wireless systems are the most popular by far. They are easier to install, they go more places and have fewer limitations.
How They Work
Wireless systems have sensors in many locations throughout the home or business and they are what communicates wirelessly to the main control panel. The most common communication technology used is a radio frequency. The system will basically have its own cell phone it uses to contact others regarding alarms and so on. These can often be controlled by the owner’s cell phone even when they are not at home or at the office.
This system uses two parts for security. They will have a wireless network sensor and then a control panel that is connected to a landline. Or they will connect the control panel to a built in cellular device. The best ones combine these so that it is connected to a landline, but in case that is down or is tampered with then there is the backup cellphone connection to send alarms and other information to the outside world.
For some homes, a wireless system is necessary and not a choice. Many homes today do not have a landline phone. In years past almost everyone had a landline. But now a growing number of families only use cell phones and do not feel they need a landline in their home. In that situation, it will be necessary to use a completely wireless system.
Today security is becoming a necessity. It is important for anyone considering a new system that they get one that provides what they need and is convenient to use. This is why the newest purchases today are wireless systems. Almost any new buyer should consider the options and conveniences of a wireless security package.