Wired VS Wireless Alarm Systems – Your Guide To Buying
Technology is ever-changing to provide bigger and better solutions for our everyday problems. Security systems are no different.
But with so much on the market, how do you know what’s best – the trusty hardwired option, or modern and wireless?
Let’s break down wired vs wireless alarms for you, so you can make an informed decision for your home and family:
What is a wired alarm system?
A wired alarm is hardwired into your home and connects to your broadband line. Your internet line connects to your control panel, which is then wired to each sensor.
Imagine an octopus. The large body is the hardwired control panel and the tentacles are the sensors attached to it.
Once it’s wired in, it can be a pain to remove and take with you to a new property. Most people leave them behind for this reason – it’s simply not worth all the mess and re-decorating!
What is a wireless home alarm?
A wireless alarm (sometimes called Wi-Fi alarms) uses your Wi-Fi signal to connect the control panel to the sensors. The connection is invisible, just like between your mobile phone and router.
The data is stored and transmitted via a secure online cloud, so no wires are needed!
Wireless alarms are much easier to upgrade with more equipment and take with you when you move home.
The benefits of going wireless in 2023
How many mobile apps do you depend on every day? We have apps to see our bank balance, turn the heating on before we get home and now we can control our home security system.
Smart alarm systems are the new craze because they solve all of those annoying problems of a traditional alarm:
- Worrying whether you forgot to set the alarm when you’re on your way to work
- Forgetting to set the alarm before you got tucked into bed at night
- Hassle of letting cleaners and dog walkers in during the day
- Teenagers entering the code incorrectly and causing false alarms
A wireless smart alarm system that connects to your mobile gives you complete control from the palm of your hand. Amend all settings from a nifty little app, from anywhere in the world (yes, even the sunlounger in your holiday villa), at any time of the day or night.
It even connects to your home CCTV system so you can see what’s happening in real time should you get an activation alert.
Wired vs wireless alarms in 2023 – the scoop
Of course, both styles of system will protect your home and deter burglars from breaking in – providing they have been installed by a professional security company.
And that’s the key! There are some places that wireless won’t be the right choice, and some places that wires won’t reach. Only a professional will know which is which – or how to combine the two to get the perfect system for you.
Why it’s important to have your security system installed by a professional
The last thing you want is a faulty, DIY system that isn’t providing the coverage you want and need. If installed incorrectly, you may be putting your home at risk of a break in. You will have bought into a false sense of security.
A certified security installer like Eastern can:
- Install the system in the right place, with the right settings to suit your family’s needs
- Ensure it is working properly and show you exactly how to use it
- Make certain the system complies with UK GDPR laws (The Data Protection Act 2018) and British Standards
- Give you the peace of mind that your system won’t stop working when you need it most
- Offer maintenance and monitoring with Police response
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