Wired or wireless burglar alarm systems
Wireless burglar alarm systems are gaining popularity with both the diy and professional installers but are they as good as traditional wired in alarm systems?
Wired and wireless burglar alarms as the name suggests is how the various sensors around the property connect to the alarm control panel. Wireless sytems use a radio frequency to communicate with the control panel, wired systems need a physical wire installed throughout the property connecting each sensor to the control panel.
Additionally wired or wireless can also refer to how the control panel connects to an alarm monitoring service, with wired using the traditional landline phone network and wireless using the GSM or mobile phone network.
It's not necessarily a case of which alarm system is best
Both wired and wireless burglar alarms have their advantages and an installer would most likely suggest a solution based on whether you have an existing wired network in the property, it's condition, whether a wireless network would have a strong enough signal or suffer from possible interference.
Wireless systems can be prone to either interference or weak signals which can sometimes effect reliability. Assuming this isn't an issue then they make an excellent choice, they are generally easier to install, requiring less disruption routing cables. This makes them suitable for people renting homes or listed buildings where modifications to the structure of the building is not ideal.
If you already have an existing wired alarm system in your home and it has stopped working or needs upgrading then it maybe an option to utilise the existing wired network with a new control panel or sensors.
To find out more about wired and wireless burglar alarm systems call us on 01642 605903 or request a call back using our 'Free site security survey form'.
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