Beginner's Guide To Understanding Wireless Home Security Systems
We all want to believe that we’re safe in our own homes. Unfortunately, some of the statistics surrounding home security can make you feel less than comforted. According to research, a home burglary occurs approximately once every 20 seconds in the United States. That’s a terrifying 1.5 million burglaries a year.
While these numbers might make you feel helpless, the truth is there are steps you can take to protect your home and loved ones. A newer development in home security, wireless alarm systems are a great way of keeping your family and property safe year round. Just as effective as the wired systems if not more so, wireless home alarm systems offer numerous advantages when it comes to flexibility and ease of installation that has made them a favorite among American homeowners. And the truth is, the price may surprise you.
At The Home Security Superstore, we have made it our mission to help people feel safe and protected, whether they’re in their homes, at work, or on vacation. Read on for a beginner’s guide to wireless home alarm systems to help you choose the option that’s right for your family.
Wireless Security System Installation
Demand for home security products is on the rise. In fact, an article in CreditDonkey reveals that Americans spend an estimated $20.4 billion a year on home security products and services. However, there are some ways to cut costs on this essential purchase.
Installing a wireless alarm system is a simple process that can save you thousands of dollars. In fact, most homeowners can accomplish this task on their own in just an hour or two. Because you don’t need to hire laborers to install wires, you can save money without sacrificing your family’s security.
Depending on the system you choose, you can opt to place sensors on doors, windows, gates, and other entryways. Additionally, homeowners can select from a number of features, including motion detectors, glass-shatter alarms, and small wireless cameras that let you stay alert to what’s happening inside and outside the home. You can leave for work or school each day knowing that your loved ones, pets, and property will be safe and sound until you get home again.
Wireless Security Offers Numerous Benefits
We’ve all heard the horror stories associated with traditional wired security alert systems. Not only do installers often need to run wires to different parts of the home, drilling unsightly holes in walls and floors, but they also might not be able to reach all the rooms you want to protect. In particular, attics and crawl spaces can be hard to secure with wired systems. Luckily, a home wireless alarm offers numerous perks for customers looking to secure their properties without paying a fortune for parts and labor.
One of the best reasons to consider a wireless home alarm system is that it isn’t reliant on the house having power. While traditional wired systems may not work in the event of an outage, wireless security utilizes a dedicated cellular connection and features battery backup in case of an emergency. A popular option, the Sabre Wireless Home Protection System also includes an autodial feature that calls up to five numbers in the event of an emergency. So, you won’t have to sit around waiting for police and first responders to call you in the event of a home invasion or fire. As a bonus, you can disarm it using your cell phone and broadcast your own voice over the system to scare an intruder away. And because the HomeSafe option boasts a panic button, it’s a favorite among seniors and families who live with elderly relatives.
As an added benefit, a burglar can’t disable this type of system simply by snipping a couple wires. This improved reliability is one of the primary reasons that customers choose small wireless security cameras and alarms over the other options available.
Since wireless alarms don’t need to be connected to power outlets, they are naturally far easier to move than traditional options. Not only can homeowners easily add and remove sensors on windows and doors, but they can also utilize them for medicine cabinets, liquor cabinets, and other areas they want to secure. In that sense, wireless systems make it simple to stay abreast of what’s happening both inside your home and outside. The Streetwise™ Wireless Driveway Motion Detector Alarm, for example, uses advanced infrared motion detection technology to detect visitors and vehicles within a 400-foot range. And because this system is wireless, installation can be accomplished in mere seconds.
Individuals considering wireless home security may be attracted to the systems’ remote access features. Many of the options on the market allow homeowners to access the system from a computer or smartphone, locking doors and turning lights on and off. So, you won’t have to worry anymore about leaving an unsecured key under the flowerpot for a houseguest or rushing home to open the door for a teenage child who got locked out.
Additionally, remote access means you can check on the security of your home while at work or on vacation, viewing the interior and exterior of your home and ensuring everything is as it should be. Able to sync up to 30 transmitters and 10 remotes to the control panel, the Smanos® WiFi & Phone Security Alarm System w/ HD Camera is a great choice for customers looking for advanced home security. Boasting dual network control with a phone line and Wi-Fi connections, this device lets customers access it remotely from a smartphone app and even remotely adjust the volume and time of the 110-decibel siren. Additionally, users can program in six numbers to call when an alarm is tripped and stream real-time footage of their properties to smart devices.
Home Insurance Discounts
Of course, scoring a discount on your insurance premium isn’t the main reason that people install security systems. However, saving a few bucks – or more – a month is a nice bonus. According to an article published on TopTenReviews, installing a home security system can net you a 20 percent discount on monthly insurance costs. These savings are due in part to the fact that many systems offer emergency detection sensors for fire, flooding, and carbon monoxide in addition to the security benefits. Moreover, the article reveals that opting for a wireless system can equal even greater savings, as these products are often more reliable than their counterparts.
Contact The Home Security Superstore
Founded in 2003, The Home Security Superstore is dedicated to preserving the safety and well-being of families throughout the US. Offering an array of security alert systems, we make it our mission to ensure all our clients feel confident that their loved ones are safe even when they can’t be around. And because our clients enjoy unlimited product support and a one-year warranty, you don’t have to worry about an item you purchased breaking down or failing to do what it claimed.
Ready to learn more about our products and services? Call today or contact our security pros online. We look forward to delivering a superior customer experience to you and your family.