The Debate Continues: Wired or Wireless

The technology behind the home security systems has improved a lot in the short span of years since they were first introduced for home use. One place in which these technological advances are noticeable is the evolution of wireless alarm systems.

To help solve this home security debate, let’s look at some of the differences between them, as well as some of the good points and bad points of each type of system. this will give you an idea what you should select for yourself.

Power Issues

To function, wired alarm systems rely on something called a closed electrical circuit. As the name suggests, these circuits are made of a network of wires that go from each sensor in the system to a main control. The circuit completes when you turn the alarm system on.

Wireless alarm systems, run on battery power, not electricity. Similarly, wireless alarms are set off by magnetized sensors which send signals to the alarm. One benefit of having a wireless home alarm system is the mobility it gives you.

Old wired home security systems generally cost much less than wireless alarm systems and are the tried and tested. However, the complex wiring they have needs to be complicated to keep burglars from easily disarming it, if you pick to go with a wired alarm system, you will most probably need to have a professional technician install your system for you.

Both wired and wireless alarm systems can be attached to security cameras for extra protection. One drawback to wireless cameras is that, since they take lot of power, the batteries they run on can run out of electricity very quickly.

One last home security aspect you will need to take into account before determining a wired or wireless security system is what your 24/7 monitoring choices are for each kind.