Your Home Security System: Wired vs Wireless

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When considering what type of security system to install in your home, you’ll typically have the opportunity to choose between both wired and wireless systems. There are pros and cons to each, so it’s important to consider which options are most important to your family so you can get the most effective system for your home.

Considering a Wired System

In many cases, a hardwired system is typically inexpensive in comparison to wireless equipment. However, a wired system requires an active landline, which is something fewer homes seem to be utilizing. Because it is connected to your home’s electricity, you don’t have to worry about changing batteries, although there are backup batteries in case of a power outage but these would rarely need to be changed. A wired system is usually compatible with wireless sensors and features, so these can always be included or added on in the future, but the wired systems are a bit more complex and will require a more lengthy professional installation. In addition, it will be more difficult to take with you if you move since it is hardwired into the home.

Why Go Wireless

A wireless home security system is usually slightly more convenient than a hardwired system as it has a much quicker install and is easier to bring with you if you move. Wireless sensors can easily be placed throughout your home and just as easily removed if you leave. While it is typically more expensive, and you do have to change the batteries occasionally (they usually last several years), there are few other downsides to a wireless system. If your family doesn’t already have a landline, you won’t have to add one just for the sake of your security system. Every home is different, so it’s important to find the security system that will meet your unique needs.

If you’re trying to decide what home security system to install for your family, your best bet is to contact your local security agency. J&J Security, located in Deltona, Florida can evaluate your Central Florida home’s needs and make recommendations as to whether you should choose a wired or wireless system, or even a combination of the two. A home security system is one of the most effective deterrents for would-be burglars, so it’s important to invest in a system that will be effective for your home. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.