Six Reasons Why Wireless Home Security is Better

Posted by Omega Security on September 23, 2013

When configuring residential security in Miami, homeowners will be able to choose between wired or wireless, and it’s possible to use a combination of the approaches. Wired home security is certainly the conventional approach, but wireless is becoming more and more prevalent, and will eventually be the standard. The growing popularity is due in large part to the equipment becoming less expensive. However, there are many reasons why wireless security is actually the better choice.

1. Ease and Cost of Installation

Installation of a residential security system that is entirely wireless is cheaper, easier and faster. In fact, it’s not unusual for a leading security provider to be able to schedule same-day service for installation of a wireless system. Setup of a wired system can actually be quite a job because the technician has to drill, string wire through walls and tap into the phone and electrical systems.

2. Upgrades and Changes

A wireless system also enables you to keep the future in mind. Your security needs will change over time, and having a wireless system allows you to make changes with very little cost or difficulty. Security equipment is refreshed by the manufacturers on a nearly annual basis. Homeowners with a wired system can’t really take advantage of that, but with wireless, your components are plug-and-play, you can upgrade on a yearly basis.

3. Increased Range

Wired home security is limited to the immediate area. Consider a scenario where you’d want the security extended to a structure in the backyard. With a wired system, that would require digging and significant overhead. The range on wireless equipment, however, is great. You could simply put motion sensors and smoke detectors in the shed and connect them remotely. If you later build a cookout area and decide you want a fire alarm for it, adding one is a simple task.

4. More Tamperproof

A very real fear with residential security in Miami is that a skilled thief will be able to compromise the system. After all, “Everything man can do, man can undo,” right? Nevertheless, disabling a fully wireless system is not likely because it’s very difficult to prevent communication with the home base. If any aspect of the system experiences a fault or failure, that system will call home. Even if the local Internet is unavailable, it’ll be able to connect to a cellular network via a radio.

5. Simpler to Troubleshoot

Another nice aspect to wireless home security is that when failure or a fault does occur, it’s very easy to isolate the fault or the failed component due to the nature of the system. With a wired system, faults and failures often require trial and error, and that can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition.

6. Platform for Home Automation

Finally, wireless security in a Miami home serves as a powerful and cost-effective platform for home automation. Possibilities include thermostat control, lighting control, manipulation of entertainment equipment, lock access and so forth. Wireless systems can easily support remote access and control, which means that you could do things like unlock doors, adjust the temperature and turn out the lights from a smartphone or tablet while at work or stuck in traffic.