The wireless home security system continues to gain popularity since initially being introduced into the home security market. The system takes advantage of advancements in technology that make it possible for families, homeowners, renters and business people to install a home security system when they were previously unable.

A wireless security system also remedies some of the vulnerabilities that are an inherent part of hardwired security systems, and, in some cases, lowers overall security system cost by removing some of the fees associated with a wired installation. While there are a lot of positive reasons to install a wireless home security system, there are a few special considerations that will make your system more effective and help you take full advantage of all it has to offer.

Understanding a Wireless Security System

A wireless security system is just that – a security system for your home or business that is not connected via wires that run throughout your property but is connected using wireless. Wireless security systems have the same features and capabilities of a wired system including video monitoring and home automation, but without the process involved in installation that comes with a hardwired system.

Setting up a Wireless Security System

Because of the ease of installation, some homeowners opt to self-install their security systems. A wireless home security system is designed for this type of easy installation, which is one of the components that helps lower the security system cost.
The level of customization of a wireless home security system is one of the key reasons it has become so popular.

Limitations of a Wireless Home Security System

While a wireless home security system is a proven and effective deterrent to intrusion and can monitor your home as well as a hardwired system, there are some inherent limits to the system to be aware of.
First, due to the nature of the system, there is a limited distance that signals can be sent and received between components. Making sure that sensors and other equipment are secured within this distance limit is vital to obtaining the proper signal strength and connectivity that will make the system effective. Talking to your security system service provider about the distance limitations of your system and reviewing the instruction manual that comes with your system is important for proper set up.

Another limit of the system involves the material of the home that will be using the wireless sensors and components. If the building or areas of the property include cement walls, concrete, steel or other obstructive materials that may affect signal strength, it is possible that the elements of your wireless security system will not be able to communicate properly. Again, it is important to review these limitations with your security system service provider as well as the details of your instruction manual in order to properly install the system.

Article written by Steven James (Security System Pricing)


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