Traditionally, all the components of a security system from the cameras, to sensors, to motion detectors to the control panel had to be connected by wire. First, they would be connected to the home’s electricity system. Secondly, they would be connected to each other still by wire. Nowadays, there are advanced wireless security systems that do not need any wires to be connected.
For the components that need power, such as the cameras and motion detectors, batteries are normally used instead of connecting them to electricity. To enable all the components communicate with each other, radio frequency technology is used. The control panel can also communicate with a monitoring system with the help of a cellular network. Most wireless security systems are then connected to the internet to allow for remote monitoring and operation.
For this whole setup to work, it needs a professional and experienced technician to install it. For example, the components have to be within certain distances of each other so as to communicate effectively. Once installed, the system will work just as well if not better than a wired security system.
In case any of the detectors or sensors are triggered, the system will initiate either a silent alarm or a loud alarm or siren. This will warn the home owners of the potential threat and help them get to safety or call relevant authorities. If the security system is monitored, the security company will confirm that the threat is real and then call the relevant authorities. Without monitoring, the home owner will be responsible for calling the relevant authorities once an alarm is raised.
Even with this knowledge, some home owners will still wonder why they should get a wireless system instead of a traditional system. Here are some of the main benefits of a wireless security system that makes it the most preferred option:
Offers More Security
Wired security systems are rendered useless when certain key cables are cut, when power goes out or when phone internet goes out. With a wireless system, you will not have to worry about such vulnerabilities. Batteries will ensure that your cameras and sensors continue working even after a blackout. The cellular network cannot be disrupted by cutting a cable.
Easy to Install and Administer
Since there are no wires involved, the installation process will be easier and quicker. Some of the system glitches can also be fixed remotely, thereby removing the need for a company representative to visit you every time there is a problem.
So long as you have an internet connection, a smart phone or a PC, you will be able to monitor your home from anywhere, anytime. Other than monitoring, you can also adjust some aspects such as opening and closing the front door, adjusting camera angles and even switching lights on and off.
Easier to Upgrade
Over the years, you may need to add more security features to your system. It is way easier to add such features as extra cameras, sensors and smart locks to a wireless system than a wired system. You can also benefit from easy and quick software upgrades to the whole system.