Home Security

Assessing Wireless Security Systems at Home

When you purchase a wireless security system for your home can be difficult to compare products indicated by different vendors. Knowing what questions to ask about such systems helps the homeowner to gain confidence to buy.


1. Check system coverage. If the home security system set includes two glass break detectors but your house has 15 windows on the ground floor, there will be security breaches or the owner will need to spend more.

Wireless Security Systems at Home

2. Keep in mind the safety of the radio and the battery for security systems. Determines whether the specified system will operate for a power outage or when the phone lines do not walk. The support of the battery and radio transmitters can protect your home in any situation. Buyers should also inquire about the cost of battery replacement for safety components. The insurance component may need a costly service call to replace battery.

3. Certain components of a wireless alarm system can be connected directly. Smoke alarms, detectors, glass breakage or motion communicate with a wireless keyboard or connected. These keyboards must have a power supply and telephone connection. Many cordless keyboards that come with the service installed near a phone jack with cable in sight. Other models are plugged into the power outlet. These installation methods give easy access to a burglar alarm disarmament. Proper installation requires a keyboard transmit to a receiver in an inconspicuous place. Ideally, this component is connected to the phone line.

4. Find out about the monthly costs of monitoring the system. Determines the rules of customer service when no one answers the phone during an alarm. Some dispatch centers directly, others test with alternate phone numbers and some will not send without confirmation from the owner. This valuable time can be used in a real emergency. Asked if the owner pays more for shipping monitoring service or local responders. Find out about the penalties for false alarms. Monitoring contracts are meaningless when local police have a rule not to respond to security alarms systems without the owner’s consent.

5. Examine system components for quality and good performance. Wireless motion detectors that give repeated false alarms and motion Pet tree branches are not used when the owner eventually eludes offended sector. The wireless smoke detectors do not detect smoldering fires are not much protection compared to high-quality models. The installation technique is also important. Smoke detectors installed on the top of a vaulted ceiling will not ring on time. Motion detectors misplaced not “see” the full coverage area.

6. Requests that the indicated home security system includes an external siren or strobe. The systems are most effective when a stranger know that the neighbors are hearing and seeing the alarm.

7. The former homeowners might consider the idea of ​​adding bells and whistles as water detection systems. The installers put alarms on the basis of elements such as sinks, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. If there is a flood of a broken pipe, the system alerts the monitoring center and closes the water to the house. This can save the owner thousands of dollars in water damage.