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Nine Reasons to Use a Wireless Alarm System

Today people that are considering purchasing an alarm system for their home or business have lots of options.  These options afford them the opportunity to tailor their alarm system to meet their individual needs. One of the best ways to tailor your security needs for your specific application is by purchasing a wireless alarm system.  It might feel as though just getting started in figuring out what you want and what you need to secure your home or business is a bit overwhelming. Here is a list of nine reasons why you should consider purchasing a wireless alarm system or at the very least, incorporate wireless technology and components into the alarm system that you use to secure those that you care most for and the things that are most important to you.

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1. Wireless alarm systems are easy to install and uninstall.  The thinking here is whether you choose to use an actual alarm system or a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) system, the components and equipment for the alarm system can easily be set up and moved around if you decide you do not like where a particular component is currently located.  


2. A wireless alarm system is renter-friendly.  You do not have to own your home to be protected by a wireless alarm system.  While the installation of a hard-wired system usually means drilling holes in your walls and in your basement, that is not the case with a wireless alarm system.  All of the components are attached to your walls, windows, and doors with double-sided tape. If you are renting, when it is time to move on to the next location, all you have to do is gently remove all the components of the alarm system, power them down, and move on.  The system will work the same way at your next location.


3. Wireless alarm systems are flexible and scalable.  If you would like to add additional components and equipment such as fire protection or cameras, wireless alarm systems make it simple to accommodate expansion and additions.  


4. Wireless alarm systems are easy to upgrade.  Have you ever had an experience where you purchased something only to find out shortly after you made your major purchase that an upgrade has come out that makes the item that you purchased obsolete?  That won’t be your situation if you install a wireless alarm system. You can usually upgrade your components and equipment without any real trouble.  


5. Wireless alarm systems make smart home automation a snap.  Wireless security systems and smart home hubs are becoming more and more compatible.  Smart device compatibility makes using your smartphone to arm or disarm your system from anywhere at any time.  Not only will you be able to arm and disarm your alarm system, but you can use your smart devices to control your home thermostat, the lighting in your home, the locks on your doors, security cameras, and more. Before jumping head-first into connecting smart devices with your alarm system, understand that some brands and manufacturers are more easily compatible then others.  Make sure that you do your homework and check on the compatibility of all of the equipment and components work together nicely.


6. Wireless alarm systems are usually more affordable and easier to get up and running with a lower initial investment.  You can get a serviceable wireless alarm system for under two hundred dollars.  There are plenty of do-it-yourself options available that all come with step-by-step instructions and links to videos that can walk you through the process of ordering the correct equipment for your application, installing the equipment correctly, programming the alarm system, and testing it to make sure that it is all working correctly.  It might seem like a daunting task to be able to purchase, install, program, and test a system without any formal training, but with the technology and help available to you, you absolutely can do it.


7. Wireless alarm systems embrace newer and more cutting-edge technology.  A lot of security systems utilize a telephone land line to communicate the signs to the monitoring center.  This can easily be defeated by a perpetrator if the line is down or is cut. The alarm system will still ring locally on the premises, but it would be unable to send out the message to the monitoring center.  Wireless alarm systems incorporate Wi-Fi and cellular communications options. This eliminates the vulnerability of the telephone land line. The wireless alarm system uses Wi-Fi, cellular networks, and wireless mesh networks to connect each component of your wireless alarm system and to be able to communicate with the alarm monitoring center.  The value of a cellular radio being added to your system as either a primary or back-up means of your alarm system communicating with the monitoring center is that no matter the weather or what storms may bring, power outages, or downed power lines, as long as the alarm system has cellular coverage, it is able to send out its message that can be a lifeline for you and your family.


8. Wireless alarm systems most often use batteries in each of the components of the alarm system as their primary source of power or as a backup.  This enables the alarm system to continue to protect you and your family through storms, other weather occurrences, and any kind of power outage.  


9. Most wireless alarm systems have remote control compatibility.  For most wireless alarm systems, one of the options this affords you is control, arm, and disarm your system from outside of your home using your smart devices.  You can also tap into the more advanced smart home technology by connecting your wireless alarm system to the Wi-Fi internet service of your home. By connecting these services, you can control the locks, lights, thermostat, potential interior or exterior cameras that you include with your wireless alarm system, and even more.   

The choice to use wireless technology to secure your home is an easy one.  Please consider what you want to secure and how you would like to secure it.  There are all kinds of options at your fingertips to meet these needs. If you’d like to learn more, contact one of our home security experts today!