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Wired Home Security or Wireless Home Security?
There are many factors to consider when looking for a home security system that fits your home. But before considering the security prices and packages for the specific home security providers, first consider whether a wired home security system or a wireless home security system best fits your needs.
Wired Home Security Systems: The Advantages
- Some wired home security devices need less energy maintenance as opposed to battery-reliant wireless devices because they use electricity.
- Wired system components usually don't have to be within a certain range of the main control panel because signals are transmitted from the device to the control panels via physical wiring.
- Wired home security systems may be more difficult for an intruder to disable, depending on the setup of your home security components (though this is not always the case).
Wired Home Security Systems: The Disadvantages
- Wired systems generally require professional installation, which is often expensive.
- It is more practical to install a wired home security system when a home is being built due to the need to run wires between walls – a proposition that can be expensive and time consuming.
- Wired security systems are not designed to be portable and you may have trouble moving a system from one home to another.
Wireless Home Security Systems: The Advantages
- Installing a wireless home security system is quicker and less expensive than a wired one.
- A wireless home security system can be installed in any building because it's not required to make significant changes to a building's existing structure.
- Modifying a wireless home security system or adding more components is much easier than it is with a wired home security system.
- Wireless home security equipment can be easily transported to your new home if you ever decide to move.
Wireless Home Security Systems: The Disadvantages
- Some components run on batteries which may require periodic inspection and replacement.
- There may be limitations on the appropriate distance between components, which may pose an issue for those with unusually large homes.
- Wireless systems can issue false alarms if the signal used to transmit information receives interference.
Wireless or Wired Home Security: Which Is the Right Choice for You?
Although there are advantages and disadvantages to each wired and wireless home security systems, you'll find that a wireless home security system from ADT provides you with the best overall flexibility and safety. After all, ADT is America's leading provider of home security services – the other home security providers can't match that.
Learn more about the benefits of ADT monitored home security systems today – call 1-877-742-0037.