Wireless Security

If you are shopping for wireless security, you might want to look at the various alarms available on the market today.

There are alarms that have the same options you can find in the professional wireless security systems in the $500 to $1,000 bracket. With the use of the remote, the alarm will instantly sound in the whole house, similar to a car alarm. When you use the handheld control pad and set it to maximum, you have one minute to leave the house after you have armed the system and before the alarm sounds off.

This alarm can also be used to monitor children going in and out of the house. When the alarm is set in the “run2” and it is off, it will sound a pleasant chime upon opening any door or window with a sensor or whenever the motion sensor senses movement. When you set the “run1″mode, there will be no sound of chimes.

Other features of this wireless alarm are the ease in installation and the 95dB piercing siren. It also has a remote control so that there are no security codes to remember and lamps that flash when the alarm is moved.

Aside from being simple to use, the alarm calls up to four phone numbers until one person answers. It then plays a message you recorded using your own voice. It has a listen-in feature that allows the contacted person to listen to your home for any activity or noise.

It also boasts a built-in microphone that records your message. The home and away modes allow you to either secure your home inside and outside or the exteriors only. Since it is not permanently installed, it means you can take the system with you.

The motion sensor has an LED that indicates any sensed movement. Entry and exit charms alert parents or other occupants. This device, priced at $109.99 includes a base console, two door or window sensors, a lamp module, motion detector, keychain remote, and security or home control remote.

Wireless Security Systems – The Advantages to Going Wireless

Wireless security systems have done for Australian homes and businesses what wireless internet did for computers. Modern technology has made it possible for security alarms to need less cables and cords. Wireless security alarms have several distinct advantages over their old-fashioned, cabled cousins.

How Security Alarms Work

Security alarms work by creating a circuit of electricity on points of entry on a building. Alarm components are attached to places like windows, exterior doors and other locations where someone would possibly try to enter or move through. The circuit closes when the door or window is closed or no movement is detected.

When the alarm is on, the circuit breaks if someone tries to enter or is detected in the area, and this break triggers the alarm. It can also trigger a call to a back to base alarm monitoring company.

The Difference Between Wired Security Alarms and Wireless Alarms

Regular, wired security alarms receive power and deliver information via electric cables. Wireless security systems perform exactly in the same manner as cabled security systems. However, they do so without the alarm’s detection devices having to use cables or cords to communicate to the central control panel.

The idea is the same as a system of wireless computers using a single wireless internet source. A wireless security system has a main control panel. This panel plugs into a phone jack and power outlet and is what the wireless security devices connect to.

Wireless alarm sensors are then installed near the points of entry at various locations around the building, focusing on potential areas of movement. These sensors send information to the main control panel. Communication between the monitoring devices and the panel takes place in a wireless alarm system through radio waves rather than by cables.

Wired vs. Wireless Alarm Systems: What are the Advantages?

Wireless alarms have been around for well over a decade. Like any emerging technology, it has taken some time to catch on with consumers. However, due to current & future improvements in range, reliability, battery life and cost, it’s likely that wireless security systems will one day become the norm much as wireless Internet has.

Wireless security alarms have many benefits compared to a wired alarm system. Some of these advantages include:

1) Easier Installation: It’s relatively simple to add wireless sensors to doors, windows and rooms. This is handy if you ever add on to your building at a later time and need to install new sensors or decide to increase your security coverage.

2) Cheaper Cost of Labor: Installation time of wireless security alarms is drastically reduced compared to traditional alarms. Houses or commercial buildings that don’t have cabled security systems built in already can present installation challenges since cables may have to pulled through existing walls and floors. Wireless security alarms, on the other hand, can be installed non-invasively since the signal passes through walls and other obstacles.

3) More Resistant to Damage: Exposed cables are more vulnerable to accidental damage in normal building use, and especially during later renovations where walls are knocked down or electrical work needs to be done. Wireless security systems have less problems on this line since there are no cables between the moitoring devices and the control panel.

4)Portability: Planning on moving in the future? With wireless alarms, you can take many of the components with you to your new home, whereas this would be impractical with normal security alarms.

5) Wireless Access: Since the master Control Panel itself is wireless enabled, one can arm/disarm the alarm with a key fob, much like the one you use to lock your car. Night mode or a duress signal can also be activated remotely by such a device.

And, a more fully featured remote keypad (for use in the house next to your bed for example) is also available.

In Conclusion

With wireless security systems, the technology may pay for itself quickly. Home and business owners in Australia can have more peace of mind, with less work involved and less risk of accidental damage to the alarm down the line.

House Wireless Security

Home wireless security systems represent one of the most effective methods of home security.

The system transmits its connection either via a radio frequency or infrared light rays and can either be monitored or unmonitored. Monitored wireless alarms transmit signals to a monitoring station of the applicable security business when the alarm is triggered.

Frequently these alarms aren’t audible within the home. Conversely, unmonitored wireless alarm systems, when triggered, transmit an extremely loud alarm or a siren with flashing lights, but don’t notify any monitoring station.

The control panel is the heart of the alarm system and is generally located in the basement or a hidden panel. In wireless home security systems, magnetic switches are installed on the doors and window frames with an additional switch installed on the door or window to ensure that if the switch is moved out of position an alarm is triggered.

In hallways or large rooms motion sensors are installed to ensure coverage of the entire home. In some cases, home wireless security alarms utilize infrared sensors, motion detectors, which detect movement within the room or hallway, or temperature sensors capable of detecting body heat. If any one of these sensors is triggered, a signal will be transmitted to the control panel which then analyzes the signal to determine if the intrusion is authorized or not. Keypads are then used to disarm or arm the system. These keypads are generally located near the primary entrance to the home.

Wireless security alarm systems have six benefits over wire security systems.

1. Typically easy to install. You can install them yourself because they don’t require the exact positioning of wires.

2. Ability to install anywhere because wires aren’t used

3. The wireless systems are adaptable unlike the wire systems whre you are required to review the wiring plans prior to any altering of the system.

4. The wireless systems have a more uncluttered look because they don’t require wires running throughout the home.

5. The wireless security system is much more difficult to tamper with unlike the wired systems which can be rendered inoperable if the wires are inadvertently severed.

6. The wireless alarm system is simple to maintain requiring only preservation of the power supply, which is generally batteries. A simple routine check of the batteries will maintain a dependable system.

Take these six benefits into consideration when deciding on which type of alarm system will work the best in your situation.