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Wireless Alarm System Problems

2 Sep

One of the most efficient and effective ways to add security to your home is through the installation of a home alarm system. There are 2 main types of home alarm system that you can choose from: the hardwired alarm system and the wireless alarm system. Wireless alarm system is more popular than the hardwired, due to the fact that the wireless type does not require any hard and hassle installation of any wires and the wireless type can also be easily suited to installation in homes that are still under construction. However, there are also a few drawbacks or disadvantages of wireless alarm system that needs to be examined before finally investing in one.

Security Problems

Due to the technological advancements and encrypted networks, there will always be a threat for gifted and professional hackers to hack or breach into your wireless security through various different ways. Having wireless home alarm system can make your house susceptible to criminals that are good hacking into your system and reveal your security code, thus disabling your alarm system when they will break into your home. Aside from hacking and revealing your security codes, hackers these days can also tap into your unsecured wireless networks of your security system if your home has automated door locking systems and send signals through the wireless network to automatically unlock all the locked doors in your home.

Battery Power Problems

One of the most significant and common problems of having the wireless type of home security system is that it works on battery power. If you are a very busy person and find it hard to test all your batteries used in your wireless home alarm system, then setting a reminder to check your batteries will be of much help. Having an empty battery will defeat the purpose of your home alarm system and it will be useless during emergency situations. There will be different battery life for every brand or model of wireless home security system, so it will be best to do some research and compare one model from another before purchasing. However, battery operated security systems can also be an advantages since your security system will not be affected when potential thieves or criminals cut your electricity source before or during a house break in.

Technological Glitches or Errors

Just like any electronic gadgets, there will always be inevitable technical errors and malfunctions that can occur. Just like checking for your batteries, checking your wireless alarm system should routinely be done to ensure that nothing is malfunctioning in your system and everything is in proper working order. Just like cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers, etc., wireless home alarm systems constantly and rapidly improve and progress. So it is very important to keep updated with all the upgrades and improvements of security systems. You may not need to always purchase and change your current security system with the latest ones, but it may also not be good if your current security system is too old that it can already be obsolete.

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Tips in Choosing Home Security Systems

14 Aug

If you’re worried your home is not that safe for you and your entire family, then you might want to purchase and install a home alarm system.

There are many different brands of home security systems, but there are only 2 major types, the wireless alarm system and the hardwired alarm system. Choosing good home alarm systems may be complicated and they can also be very expensive. Determining your home’s and family’s security needs should be done before deciding on what specific type of home alarm system you will buy.

Conducting Home Assessment

As mentioned above, determining safety needs of your home should be done before anything else. Here are some tips on how to conduct your home assessment.

1. Determine the number of doors and windows of your home and decide on which ones will be included or integrated into your home alarm system.

2. Try to look for possible locations where you want your alarm control keypads or panel to be placed. Most people find it convenient to place panels near their front doors, but some also find it convenient to place panels near master bedrooms. Alarm control panels are the main controllers of home security systems that can access and program the system and its components.

3. After choosing a location for the alarm panel, then you will have to know the distance between doors and windows that will be integrated with the alarm system. Doing so will help in determining lengths of wires if you will not use the wireless alarm system but the hardwired alarm system.

Choosing the Security System

After you have done numbers 1 to 3 under home assessment, then you will be ready to choose the perfect home alarm system for your home.

1. Consult professional advisers regarding home security systems. See if you can ask for their opinions.

2. Never buy an alarm system just because it is cheap. Never compromise your family’s safety with a cheap home alarm system. As much as possible, choose a system that can monitor all areas or zones in your house. Zones are referred to windows and doors. Usually, a basic security system can monitor 8 zones; however, there are other security systems that can monitor more than 8 zones.

3. Decide on whether you want to have the hardwired alarm system or the wireless alarm system. If you choose hardwired alarm system, you will need to drill holes in the wall where wires will be routed, while in wireless alarm system, you will need to make sure that it can perform perfectly up to the farthest distance of your zone.

4. You and your family should all know how to operate your home alarm system. Make sure that the alarm system you’re going to choose is user friendly too. You do not want to always read and refer to the user’s manual when operating the system. Your entire family should be able to use the home alarm system easily and comfortably even in times of trouble.