In many locations around the world, the incidence of burglaries is on the uptrend, causing the demand for different types of home alarm systems to rise. Indeed, the installation of reliable models has become a necessity for most homes in the US.
There are many types of home alarm systems and some of the most sophisticated security equipment currently available are wireless ones.
Improvements in wireless systems
Wireless alarm systems are linked electronic devices that alert property owners and/or security personnel about unauthorized intrusions in their premises, without the use of cables or wires of any kind. Several years ago, wireless models were considered inferior to their hardwired counterparts due to the limitations of wireless technology then.
However, as different innovations in wireless technology were introduced in the market, today, they include the most advanced types of security equipment and are now generally preferred by top tier security consumers.
Benefits of wireless security
Increasingly, wireless alarm systems are also becoming very popular among homeowners. There are many reasons for this. First, because they do not require the extensive use of cables, wireless modelss allow a clean, extremely streamlined installation. That means household members and guests are spared the possibility of tripping over wires, which could cause personal injuries or malfunctions in the security alarm systems.
Many people also prefer wireless models over their wired counterparts because wireless security systems are a lot easier and more flexible to install. With these systems, the entire installation process is just a matter of determining where in the building premises the different sensors and other components will be located.
The next is to simply install the components and connect the control panel and sensors to a power source, often also using another wireless device. The control panel may be set up anywhere in the house that is convenient, easy, and tactically located from a home security perspective.
Wireless alarm systems also prevent intruders, burglars and other criminally-minded individuals from cutting wired connections, thereby completely or partially deactivating it. Commonly, the cables of wired models are hidden underground, within walls or under the roof.
While it will take a dedicated and patient burglar to pry open and deactivate these hidden cables, the probability of a system failure due to cut cables is still uncomfortably high.
In addition, burglars and other unauthorized intruders will be incapable of accurately pinpointing where sensors such as cameras are located in the property, simply because there are no visible wires nor signs of cabling. In comparison, professional burglars become more careful when entering houses that they know are using wired security systems.
If this is the case, professional burglars just deduce the location of sensors, disable them, enter the secured premises undetected, then get away unscathed from their depredation.
Wireless alarm systems effectively prevent this from happening. This is why the demand is on the rise. Moreover, wireless systems are highly customizable and expandable depending on the security requirements of the property owner.
For example, “panic buttons” may be installed in different locations in the premises (such as under a bed) to send an alarm to security personnel or law enforcement units.