Home Wireless Security Systems
The popularity of home wireless security systems is no doubt on the rise. Home owners just love the idea of wireless security because the installation is fast, simple, and does not force home owners to open the walls and ceilings to install wires. In the past, traditional wired security systems were really the only option. But today home wireless security systems are changing the way people secure their homes and protect their assets.
I remember a few years ago, my wife and I noticed a couple of police cars parked on the street in front of our home. They stayed a while and were obviously visiting our neighbors across the street. After the authorities left we went to see what had happened. The neighbor lady was in tears and her husband had a sad, but determined look on his face. In the middle of the day, their house had fallen prey to burglars. The perps must have known just what to look for because all of the jewelry had been taken. This was not just any jewelry. The pieces were heirlooms and not replaceable. The valuable pieces and gems had been passed down for generations. It was sad to see that their most precious valuables had been taken.
Our neighbor’s house was not protected with any security system. It didn’t take long and we saw the home alarms systems installation van in front of their house. Locked doors and windows were no longer an adequate barrier to thieves. I guess that is where we are now, having to securely lock everything and then go the extra step and install home wireless security systems to ensure total protection.
Back when this happened to my neighbor, home wireless security systems were not an option and wired security systems were the only options available. Many people were deterred from buying an alarm system because there was a huge cost in the installation. If you had an older home that was not already pre-wired, you could be looking at a huge cost and huge distraction to get a system. In order to wire all the motion detectors, door and window contacts, security sirens, and alarm strobe lights, you would literally have to open all the walls and ceilings. With a traditional wired alarm system you could be looking at paying five times the amount of the hardware just on the installation.
Are home wireless security systems right for you?
Home wireless security systems have truly changed the security alarm industry. They have made it possible for everyone to easily increase their current security measures without breaking the bank!
Many home owners prefer to install home wireless security systems because they can really do it all on their own. Being able to install the system on your own will save you a lot of money. Installing a wireless alarm system really just means mounting devices, plugging in the system, and performing some easy programing. Once the system is mounted and turned on, the wireless receivers and transmitters start communicating. The entire system is pre-programmed at the factory, so home wireless security systems are ready to go right out of the box.
Many home owners do not realize that home wireless security systems are in many ways more reliable than tradition wired systems. Plus they are easy to expand so you can add numerous peripherals to the system to make it as robust as you need. They can be integrated with a GSM module that makes monitoring the system from an outside monitoring company more secure.
A GSM module is a unit that allows you to control and communicate with your Wireless Kit remotely using any cellular phone. This means you can be alerted instantly of a burglary, fire, or tampering, anywhere in the world through a call on your private cell phone, or even through SMS (text) messaging. Additionally, the module allows easy arming, disarming and programming options for your system from anywhere by simply calling or sending an SMS (text) message of your own! Plus the GSM module will communicate with local law enforcement if there is an intrusion. This is much more secure than a hard wired system because now a burglar cannot cut a wire and hinder this communication.
Overall, home wireless security systems will save money, make your installation easier, and in many ways help ensure the highest level of security!
Are home wireless security systems enough for you?
For many people, home wireless security systems are just not enough. They end up wanting more layers of security so they are 100% confident they are protected. The great thing about the security industry today is that every day new products are introduced to the market. Here is a simple list of other security products you can use to secure your home.
1. Access Control – This allows you to secure your doors using electronic locks and key pads. Using access control allows you to monitor and manage gates and doors by requiring credentials to open up entry ways. These credentials could include biometric thumb readers, swipe card, key fobs, or just a plain key code that must be punched into a keypad. Access control can be integrated with your home wireless security systems control panel. This will provide an extra layer of protection you can rely on.
2. Home Security Cameras – Installing security cameras at your home allows you to capture video and live monitor your home. You can use a dome camera, bullet camera, or covert camera product to ensure all areas of your home are monitored. Using security cameras to secure the home has grown in popularity, and adds an intimidation factor that will surely make criminal run the other way. You can easily integrate a security camera system with home wireless security systems.
3. Photoelectric Beam Detectors – Beam detectors allow you to monitor the perimeters of your home. They can be easily integrated with home wireless security systems adding an addition buffer which will force the alarm to sound when an intruder is in the area. Many home owners they will admit that the perimeter of their property is one of the most mission critical areas that needs to be better secured.
4. Security Lights – Using security lights is just another way to scare criminals away. They will detect motion and add light in an area once they are triggered. The lights can also trigger home wireless security systems to sound, while also providing better lighting so the security cameras can be more affective.
There are really so many ways to better secure you home today. The key is to take your time, do the research, and do the planning. Home wireless security systems are really the first step in creating a reliable security platform. From there you can use numerous different products to add extra layers of protection to your home. At the end of the day the goal is to create the safest environment for your friends, family, and assets. It is hard to put a value on security.