If you’re searching to upgrade or install a new security system, the vast number of services and products can be overwhelming. While having this range offers homeowners the opportunity to find a system that will work for their home and lifestyle, it makes these decisions even more important.
One of the biggest choices you need to make is whether you’d prefer a wired or wireless home security system. We want to make sure you’re familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of both, to ensure you’re making the right choice for your home:
A wired security system is the traditional route. All devices are hardwired back to the main control panel, which means there is almost no chance of interference from external radio waves. A wired system is limited only by the reach of the wires and is traditionally more simple to set up and operate once the installation is complete. However, it is a more expensive installation due to the complex nature of the setup, with every home being different sizes and every homeowner having different priorities.
Typically, a wired security system can only be interfered with manually, and cutting the wires will set off the alarm system, rather than disable it. With no need to swap batteries or charge anything, your wired system is ready to go once set up. However, alongside the cost of a wired system, a downside is the risk that your security system could go out if a power outage occurs. Another consideration is that for a long-term investment in a property, you may consider a wired system, but if you happen to move frequently, be aware that your security system cannot come with you.
A wireless home security system, on the other hand, is more cost-effective and has been a popular choice for homeowners as technology has grown smarter than ever before. Instead of wires connecting devices, a wireless system is dependent on radio frequency and gets its power through batteries and charging – depending on the devices installed.
A big reason for wireless systems’ popularity is the device access for homeowners, who can monitor their security system through their phones. With app notifications and alerts, homeowners can be anywhere in the world and still check-in to ensure the safety of their homes. Whenever you install a security system, using a professional is highly recommended and a wireless installation is a quick and easy process when homeowners use a professional such as SNAP Integrations. Contrary to a wired system, if you decide to relocate, you can also bring your wireless system with you, which will save you money in your new home and save you time in acquainting yourself with an unfamiliar system.
Ultimately, there are pros and cons to both a wired and wireless security system. It’s always worth talking to an expert about your wants and needs for your home and how to work your security system into your lifestyle. When you use SNAP Integrations, you can guarantee expert guidance and a smooth installation process, no matter what variety or product you choose.