Wireless alarm systems are electronic devices that communicate with each other without the use of wires or cables and are aimed at detecting unauthorized entry into secured buildings. Once an unauthorized entry is detected, wireless burglar alarm systems then alert building owners or security professionals about the intrusion using sirens, flashing lights, or diallers. Wireless systems use ultrasonic, infrared or microwave communications for sending signals and detecting intrusion. Sensors in a wireless system use radio frequency (RF) transmitters while sirens and flashing strobe lights have RF receivers.
Wireless alarm systems belong to some of the most advanced models available and may be customized to maintain a 24-7 hour connection with a private security-monitoring center or an emergency hook up with the local law enforcement station.
The decision to go wireless
There are many reasons why people choose wireless burglar alarm systems. For one thing, wireless security systems are generally clean and streamlined compared to wired systems. There are no risks that building occupants will trip over wires or burglars cutting cables to deactivate the alarm.
Some experts also claim that compared to the cabled intruder alarm system, wireless models are less expensive to maintain. Primarily, this is due to the fact that there is no need to maintain extensive cables. There are components that need to be routinely checked in wireless alarm system, however. These are the cleanliness of microphones and cameras as well as the power sources for the different system components.
When going wireless on their security setup, homeowners or building owners should be aware that wireless intruder alarm systems generally carry a heftier price than conventional home models.
For people who do decide on adopting a wireless security system for their homes, it is best that they consult home security specialists in order to have the best system configured specifically for their homes, based on the floor area, the number of entry ways, and accessible windows.
Wireless alarm systems are also highly expandable. This means that just about any sensor other than burglar and intruder detectors can be integrated. Some sensors that may be added include fire and smoke detectors, cameras, pollution detectors, and medical sensors. It can also be hooked to mobile phones such that owners who are away from home can directly monitor their house’s interior and lawn areas in real time. Lastly, advanced AI (artificial intelligence) may be integrated in some or all components of a wireless security system, allowing the system to send messages such as emails or phone alerts when a security threat has been detected. A panic button may also be integrated.
Other Benefits of this Kind of Alarm Systems
Many insurance companies offer premium discounts for homes that are secured by a monitored wireless alarm system. Some homeowners claim a 15 to 20 percent discount may be enjoyed by owners of wireless-secured residences.
Most wireless security systems have DIY manuals and are generally easier to install than wired models. Installing alarm systems without hiring technicians to do so helps save the budget significantly.