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Wireless vs. Wired Alarm Systems

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When shopping for a security system there are a lot of things to take into consideration. One of the biggest debates is whether to go for a wired system or a wireless system.
Obviously there are benefits that are apparent on both sides of both a wired and wireless system. To help you make the best decision for you and your situation we have laid out some of the pros and cons of both a wired and wireless system.

Pros and Cons of a Wired System

A wired security system is a more traditional route which can require a longer installation process however these systems are known to be much more reliable than their wireless counterparts. These systems also tend to be a less expensive than the wireless equipment.


A hardwired systems uses cellular connection using your home’s landline. This connection is much more secure and impenetrable than a wireless connection. A wired connection is also always insured to be connected even in instances of power outages.
However the need for a wired connection to have a landline poses a problem if you do not have an active landline in your home which would make wireless the necessary choice for you.


A wired systems is usually a cheaper options for homeowners, especially if your home already has been pre wired for a security system. However there will be fees for insulation, and sometimes this process can take time.

Pros and Cons of a Wireless System

A wireless system provides the option for your to receive alerts to your cell phone. This can have a tendency to compromise reliability of the system. The wireless system does not require much installation but will require more maintenance than a wired systems with necessary battery changes.


Theses systems are known to be a little less reliable due to various types of interference. Just like a wi-fi router or your cell phone there are a number of things that could cause the sensors to fail to respond, or respond unpredictably (for example trigger a false alarm). This is also becomes a concern of security because a burglar could potentially disable a wireless system remotely.


While the cost of the equipment and battery replacement is higher than a wired system, there is little to no installation required for a wireless system. This could be a simple DIY solution for your home if you are willing to spend a little extra.

Here at Best Home Alarms we want to connect you with a security system provider that is right for your home and for your family. To get a better idea of whether a wired or wireless system is right for you contact us today to speak with a security specialist.

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