For as long as humans have been on the planet, some form of home security system has been in place to protect our turf. While we’ve come a fairly long way in terms of what security has to offer – today’s systems are still a cut above what the “standard” home security system had to offer just a decade ago. Today’s systems use wireless technology, to add an extra layer of security.
Wireless vs. Wired Systems
While traditional home security systems rely on a phone line, which can be cut and render the system useless, wireless technology systems rely on signals sent over the airwaves. Customers no longer have to have a home phone line, which is a plus, considering many people are switching to voice over internet protocol, or VoIP home phone service, or completely cutting the home phone line in favor of a cell phone. If you don’t have a home phone, you can still have home security.
Faster Installation and Greater Protection
The wireless technology allows people to have a home security system in place all the time, and must faster than with the traditional wired installations. The wireless technology also means the boundaries of the system extend much further, so the wireless sensors trigger an intruder long before he or she is able to reach his or her destination. Because the wireless sensors are so state-of-the-art, animals are not able to trigger the system, which means you will only be alerted when there is something worth worrying about.
Wireless technology with your home security system also offers convenience when it comes to arming and disarming the system. You’ll no longer need to unlock the door and run to the nearest keypad to enter a code and disable it. Thanks to a small dongle attached to your keychain, you can arm and disarm the system when you leave and re-enter your home with just a small click of a button.
Available for Rental Properties
The wireless technology also means that you can add home security to apartments and dormitories, places where home security systems were once an issue due to all the wired installation requirements. It is important to note that not all home security companies are willing to install a system in a property you do not own, and anyone who is renting property must first clear the system’s installation with their landlord.
More than Intrusion Protection
Beyond protection from intruders, today’s wireless home security systems can also offer protection from fire, flooding, and even medical assistance in the event of an emergency. It’s important to note that additional equipment may be required to offer these extra services, and additional fees may apply. Talk to your home security provider to learn more about the specifics offered, so you can customize a plan that works well for you and your home.
Ask your home security provider about upgrading to a wireless home security system. If you don’t already have one installed, remember, a system can discount your homeowner’s insurance premium. It may even pay for itself with your savings!