Wireless vs Hard-Wired Home Security Systems

Homeowners getting their home security systems for the first time will always face this dilemma: which type of home security system should I get – the wired or the wireless?
The wireless home security system sounds more modern and less complicated for the owner but the hard wired system sounds more efficient given the complexities of the wiring components. So how does a person choose?

Asking the salesperson is definitely not the answer. More likely than not, they will take this as an opportunity to sell you their most expensive product. Ask an expert in installing different kinds of home security systems – one who has more bias and more knowledge for the best in the market and has had a firsthand experience as to the quality of these systems.

But for starters, here is a simple comparison to at least give you a slight idea on the differences and similarities between the two:

Hard-wired Home Security Systems

The hard-wired home security systems are relatively more expensive than wireless because of the wires and installation that comes with it. More often than not, this type of home systems requires the services of a professional for installation. In installing them, one needs to get through the walls and install the system’s wires to its wiring system. But this type of security system is more often the ones used for monitored systems where they could send an alarm notification to the third party security and surveillance company should the alarm be triggered.

Wireless Home Security Systems

Because they are wireless, they hardly require any drilling and boring into walls as well as interference on the existing wiring system of the house. They are also relatively less expensive in installation and maintenance as they are easily installed sans professional help, and only require lithium batteries for energy. And because they have better and easier to install, relocating them is also so much easier than the hard-wired security systems. But with bad brands of security systems, there is a higher rate of cases of false alarms.

Generally speaking, both types of security systems are equally efficient. Should you choose to get wireless home security, look for them from reputable names in the industry like Frontpoint security. They are known for some of the highest quality wireless home security systems.


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