Thinking of getting a wireless security system, but aren’t sure if you should invest in one? For almost half of homeowners in the United States, the right choice is pretty clear. In fact, studies found close to 50% of American households have a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.
Apart from home security, using an alarm system without any wiring is more convenient than wired systems. A wireless system is easier to install because it doesn’t require any drilling.
If you decide to invest in a wireless security system, how will you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important things to consider before you proceed with the purchase.
6 Considerations Before Buying:
A reliable security system helps you sleep well at night knowing that it’s constantly monitoring your home. Specifically, this means fast and consistent connections via a wireless system’s cellular service. For home monitoring, you can hire a professional service provider to do it for you around the clock. When a wireless alarm is triggered, emergency personnel will be sent to your home.
2. Value-added services:
When choosing a wireless security system, look into getting more than just the usual package. Standard alarm systems include window and door sensors, motion detectors, security cameras, and the main control panel. But if you can afford extra features – such as water leak detectors, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors – to boost your home’s safety, then by all means get them.
3. Power management:
One of the benefits of wireless security systems is their continuous operation, even during power outages, with power coming from a battery. It’s good to have a wireless security system that can send you an alert via email or SMS (text message) when the battery power is running low and needs replacement.
4. Home size:
Size does matter in home security, as it determines the number of wireless devices you need. If your home is a small apartment or condo, a small wireless system will suffice. But bigger homes need a higher level of security, with a wireless system that can handle a huge amount of data and monitoring from multiple sensors and alarms.
Going wireless for your home security system is a great idea if your walls are already finished and you can’t fish wire through existing walls. Installing a wired system involves too much work, as you have to drill holes in your walls to connect the sensors to the main control panel. And when you’re done with it, you’ll have to cover the holes.
6. Technical support:
When shopping for a home security system make sure to check the fine print to ensure the provider offers technical support.
With these six considerations in mind, you’ll be more confident in buying the best wireless security system for your home’s safety. Contact A.L.S. Security Solutions today to get started.