An Alarm to Suit Every Home

Nowadays, people are very concerned with security in their homes. It used to be the domain of the big companies for their protection, but now, more and more people are realizing the importance of having a good security system in their own home. Nowadays, more people are now adapting a wireless burglar alarm for their own residences and other places of occupation.

Compared to the traditional hard-wired systems, the wireless burglar alarm is more expensive but it is a lot easier to install. Also, one can already install the burglar system by himself/herself. With hard-wired systems, it has many design considerations as well as problems in installing the wires.

A hard-wired system is only good if you're building a new home and can make provisions for it to be incorporated discreetly into the home design. If one puts it in an existing design, there might be problems in laying out the wires. The wiring will be prominent and it will make the room and house look ugly.

People used to have the notion that traditional hard-wired systems performed better than its wireless counterparts. This is partly due to the travel of these waves through thick walls and other obstructions. Some signals don't reach the control center and the thief may go away empty-handed. This has hounded them ever since then. But now, the newer batch of wireless burglar alarm systems have shown much-improved performance. They are now as reliable as a hard-wired system. The only qualm of people about a wireless burglar alarm system is its steep price.

Some wireless burglar alarms may be wireless but unknown to many, these wireless systems still employ cables to run between the control panel and the external sounder, and the remote keypads. This can be quite a pain in the neck when wiring, since the installer has to run the cables on different heights of a property.


If you own a single family home, both the wireless and wired options can work for you, depending on the type of walls you have and whether you have a basement. Single family homes that are less than 1500 square feet and have drywall can use a wired system as drilling will not damage a large portion of the wall and it can easily be installed. Wireless home alarm systems are usually better for homes with plaster walls or with basements that have concrete ceilings, as drilling through plaster and concrete can be hard and leave permanent damage.

Large homes, over 1500 square feet, can benefit from partitioned systems that allow homeowners to have more than one keypad and divide the monitoring areas of the home. If your home has more than one level, you may or may not need to include the upstairs in your home alarm system. If upstairs windows are accessible from trellises, porch roofs, or other structural features, you will want to include them in your home alarm system. If none of your upstairs windows are accessible, you can forgo securing them.

There are also better wireless systems that have virtually no wires at all, so installation is a snap. The only cables used are the ones that provide the power. The control panel and the external sounder are to be plugged into a local power socket. The signals of many wireless systems are relayed to a monitor center powered by a cellular network, so even if a burglar cuts the telephone lines, the signal will still be received by the authorities.

When the system detects motion through its infrared motion sensor, the CAT control console will send an alarm to the authorities through the cellular network. This will sound, thus scaring the thief out of the premises.

So, a wireless burglar alarm system is already quite good for some homes. Most people will be turned off by the price but the peace of mind is assured with these gadgets. If you've got the budget, better invest in a wireless burglar alarm system.