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Wireless Home Security Guide

Wireless home security systems have made it easier than ever to protect your family and keep them safe. Whether you are at home, at work, or away on vacation, a wireless home security system can keep your home protected when you are not there. With so many advances in the home security industry, wireless home security systems have not only become easier and less expensive to install, but they have also become much more popular over the years.

Most families choose to install a wireless home security system because of the faster installation time and broad range of services that can be offered with it. Not only is a wireless home security system much easier and quicker to install, it offers advanced protection should an intruder attempt to break into your home. With a wireless home security system, a burglar will not be able to easily cut a wire and disable your home security system like they can with some hardwired home security systems. If the power wire is cut, the back-up battery will immediately kick in and can last for many hours– if not days. If your phone line is cut and a back-up wireless radio was installed for phone line protection, an alarm signal will transmit to the alarm monitoring company. Another advantage to having a supervised wireless home security system is that if a burglar does get into your home and tampers with your security system, your alarm monitoring company will be notified. By the time the burglar has a chance to take off with your belongings and valuables; they will be met at the door by law enforcement.

A wireless home security system consists of many of the same components a hardwired home security system does. The only exception really is that a wireless alarm system has no wire connected to the individual devices. Depending on your needs, a typical wireless home security system will come with a control panel, keypad, transformer and back-up battery, motion detectors, as well as contacts and transmitters for the doors. When most people choose to have a wireless security system installed in their home, they choose to have no wires whatsoever. Most home security companies will still need to run minimal wire for the keypad and the transformer. If you choose to have a siren installed and the alarm connected to the phone line, they will need to run wire for that too. Most of the time the wiring that is used is very minimal and a good alarm installer will be able to hide them well. If you do not want any wiring in your home, inquire about getting a completely wireless home security system. This may include a wireless keypad or key fob to arm and disarm your alarm system as well as other wireless options. Most transmitters and motion detectors can also be installed easily without drilling holes and using screws, but rather mounted using double stick tape. If you do not have a phone line, a wireless radio can be installed that would allow your wireless home security system to be monitored by a reliable home security monitoring company, without the need of a phone line.

Many families choose wireless home security systems because there are so many useful features that can be added to them. Some valuable options to add to a wireless home security system are: glass break detectors, portable panic alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, portable medical alarms, key fobs that can arm and disarm your system from outside your home, and smoke detectors to protect your home in case of a fire. While most people believe wireless home security systems are extremely easy to install themselves; it is not recommended. Speaking to an experienced home security company is the first step you should take if you are serious about protecting your home, your family, and your valuables. Knowing that you had your wireless home security system professionally installed, along with having it professionally monitored, will offer you ultimate peace of mind.