When it comes to purchasing a home security system there are a lot of choices. The number of options can be overwhelming.

Our goal is to help you choose the best security alarm systems for your needs.

We have put together a quick guide to help you choose the type of alarm system you may want to purchase.

Wired Security Systems

When it’s possible, we recommend installing a wired security system. The wired system will cost more upfront but will eliminate the need to replace device batteries and the possibility of interference.

Wireless Security Systems

Wireless alarm systems are a great choice when you can’t run wires in the walls. Wireless systems also work well for temporary installations like apartment home security systems. When you move, you can pack up your system and take it with you.

One of the drawbacks is that wireless security devices have batteries that will need to be replaced. Luckily these days, the batteries are lithium and can last five years or more between changes.

Are Wireless Security Systems Secure?

Yes. The security features built into wireless alarm systems are very difficult to break into. System security for the average installation is not a concern.

How do Security Systems Communicate Alarms?

Security systems can transmit alarms over the internet, cellular, or a combination of the two. Typically a cellular communicator is a choice for most installations. With cell communication, you don’t need to worry about losing alarm communication if the internet goes out or if someone cuts the line going to the home.

When the system goes into alarm, it sends a message to the monitoring facility, and the authorities are dispatched. The alarm signals are extremely quick to communicate alarm conditions.

In Conclusion, Most home security systems are wireless and they work great. The installation is easy and they are easy to operate. You will gain peace of mind by having a home security system installed in your home.