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Wired vs. Wireless Home Security Systems

Every homeowner wants to keep their family and loved ones safe. That’s why many people opt for various home security systems nowadays. A home security system allows you to have access to your home remotely, notifies you and your family in case of an emergency, protects your valuables, creates a safer environment not only for you, but for your neighborhood as well and finally it gives you a sense of security and comfort. As a homeowner, if you are thinking about installing a home security system, you should know that there are wired and wireless options. In this article, we will guide you on the details of these options, so you can make an informed decision.

How does the mechanism work?

  • Wireless systems- Sensors in a wireless security system use radio frequency technology to connect with the control panel. They depend on using a cellular connection while communicating with the monitoring center and are battery operated.
  • Wired systems- the sensors are connected to the control panel with a network of wires. Control panel communicates with the monitoring center via telephone line or ethernet cable. Finally, these are operated by home’s electrical system.

Significant Differences

Since it doesn’t require any additional craftsmanship, wireless systems are relatively easier to install. However, since wired systems are directly operated by the home’s electrical system, an expert must perform the installation. You can control and monitor various components of your security system remotely with wireless systems. However, you can’t do this with a wired system. When there’s a problem with your internet, your wireless system is likely going to experience problems too and the video recording function will probably not work. However, with the wired system, the video will be recorded even when your internet doesn’t work.

When it comes to home security systems, there’s no such thing as one fits all. There are different requirements and needs for every homeowner and you should choose your next home security system depending on your specific needs. Here’s some of the things you should consider.

  • Rental Property- since installing a wired system requires certain invasive actions, if you are living in a rental property, your homeowner may not allow this. So, you might have to opt for the wireless option.
  • Wi-Fi- different locations have different wi-fi qualities. So, if the Wi-Fi quality isn’t the best in the area you are living in, you can opt for wired systems.
  • Preferences- some people install wireless systems because they want to monitor when their kids get home from school and to check up on them regularly remotely. If this is also a priority of yours, opt for a wireless system, if not you can choose a wired system.

For a lot of people, installing new technological advancements can be challenging. Additionally, if the installation is about your security, installment must be performed with the utmost attention to detail and focus. So, when you decide to get your new home security system, let the professional locksmiths handle it. At Top Atlanta Locksmith, our team handles a variety of locksmith services including residential services. Call us today to schedule your appointment and to learn more.