Home Automation With A Wireless Alarm System
A great start to home automation is with a wireless alarm system, providing your family a sense of comfort in a safe and secure environment.
Today, alarm systems of yesterday are a thing of the past, the advances in modern technology, consumers have a choice in selecting an alarm system that will be best for their specific circumstances. Those who are looking to upgrade their current system or beginning a home automation project have probably been introduced to the wireless alarm system, a popular choice among consumers today. A wireless alarm system is much more affordable than when they were first introduced and provide a handful of benefits that would satisfy any consumer.
We have all become familiar and accustomed to the benefits and features wireless products offer and a wireless alarm system is no different. Drill holes, exposed wires and cables leading to a bulky alarm box is not subtle or aesthetically pleasing. A wireless alarm system does not require any drilling and there are no messy cables or wires that are exposed. A wireless alarm system is comprised of A/C power and telephone communications, eliminating wire exposure and drilled holes.
A wireless alarm system offers optimization and portability. The sensors are not limited to specific locations but can be placed strategically allowing for security optimization. A hard wired system must remain in the home, with the portability of a wireless alarm system it is on the move if you are and goes where you go. Optimization and portability are benefits that are easily overlooked, but, offer a tremendous value over the course of time.
Installation and Equipment
The biggest advantage of going wireless with an alarm system is cost. The installation of a wireless alarm system cost thousands less than a hardwired system. There are no wires to run, other than those needed for the control interface and power. These wireless systems are easy to install and does not require much effort. The sensors can be placed with just a few turns of a screwdriver, but many times stronger adhesive backings work just as well.
Depending on the size of your home, you will want to ensure that the home security system will be powerful enough to keep in contact with the sensors and their components. A 1 or 2 gigahertz receiver will suffice in most cases with a 1 gigahertz typically is a large enough alarm system for most residential consumers.
Features and Options
There was a time when the features of a wireless alarm system were limited, but with the advances in technology many of the features available with hard wired systems are now features that can be found with a wireless alarm system. The alarm system offers consumers the choice in the specific type of sensors that are of interest. The traditional trip sensors are an option as well as passive infrared motion detectors, carbon monoxide detectors as well as lighting controls, offering the same features only found in hard-wired systems a few years ago.
A wireless alarm system provides the comfort of safety and security in the home. The cost, ease of installation, portability and optimization, alarm systems now extends the convenience of going wireless and presents itself as an obvious choice to the consumer.