A multitude of studies show that home security systems help prevent burglaries. From the simplest of safeguards, such as a doorbell with a camera, to complete 360° security camera coverage and fire alarm systems, you have a lot of options for protecting all that you love. You also have the option of choosing between a wired system, a wireless security system, or a combination of both.
Wired Security Systems Benefits and Downsides
Benefits of wired security systems include less hardware (components) that must be installed for the system to work. In addition, because they are hardwired, they are less likely to run out of power.
Hardwired security systems are also less vulnerable to radio interference and cyber-attacks. Moreover, they are less likely to sound a false alarm. Finally, one of the biggest benefits of a wired system is that sensors can be placed throughout the home, offering broader protection when compared to most wireless systems, which require sensors to be within a certain radius of the main control panel.
The downside to wired systems is that the installation can take longer because wires need to be run near all doors and windows. The wires are behind drywall, which means you may need to cut through drywall. Hardwired systems also make it more challenging to reposition cameras, and limited input jacks on the DVR can reduce the number of cameras you can connect to the system.
Wireless Security System Benefits and Downsides
Wireless security systems are the preferred choice for millions of homeowners and business owners. The benefits of wireless systems include easier installation and updating. Since components are battery-operated, they can be placed in locations without an electrical outlet available. Many wireless systems also integrate with other smart home devices you already have.
Wireless camera systems also allow for remote arming and disarming. Depending on the type of system you get, wireless systems can allow you to view people coming to your front door or check on your pets from your smartphone. Wireless systems use a two-way communication system, allowing them to be much more interactive than a wired system, which relies on one-way communication.
However, wireless systems have drawbacks as well. Because they rely on Wi-Fi, they will stop working if your internet goes down. The cameras are also susceptible to radio interference and can be hacked. Additionally, weak signals can lead to a disruption in coverage.
Hybrid Security Systems
When considering which security system is right for you, keep in mind that you can also opt for the best of both worlds, by updating a wired system with wireless components. Schedule a consultation with a security system expert to learn what options are available for maximizing your protection by using both a wired and wireless security system.
Oregon Security System Sales, Installation, and Maintenance
Federal Security is one of Oregon’s leading security system providers. For more than 25 years, our team of highly trained and experienced technicians has helped homeowners and business owners to protect their assets and loved ones. Contact us today for a free security system consultation by calling 541-757-8153. You may also request an estimate online.