How Does a Wireless Home Security System Work

Wireless home security systems have increased in popularity because of the elimination of the existence of jumbled mass of wires, and because of the simple installation. If your home has been built with the wiring for a hard-wired home security system, you don’t have the jumbled mass of wires under foot. Since the majority of homeowners buy a home that was built several years ago, they do not have that luxury. Wireless home security system is the choice made by a number of new homeowners.

To give you an idea of just how simple wireless home security system is to install. If you know how to plug in a phone and program your VCR or TV remote then you can install a wireless home security system. You will be able to save money on having the installation done by a professional. However, if it will make you feel more comfortable you can have a professional install the system for you.

Wireless home security systems will typically come with a system control panel, which is plugged into your phone line and a wall outlet. Some wireless home security systems work off of battery power only. The control panel will monitor all the information sent to it from the remotes. It will make necessary phone calls when motion is detected. With a wireless system you can hire the services of a monitoring company or you can elect to monitor the equipment yourself. To do this you will enter your phone number along with a few other phone numbers of trusted friends or family members. The control panel will call you. After listening to the noise going on in your house you will then determine whether or not to call for emergency services. This will help eliminate false alarm calls to the police, which can result in a hefty fine.

So, how does the wireless home security system actually work?

Well, very much like wired home security systems. When a sensor is tripped, say a door or window is opened the sensor will send a signal to the control unit. On a wired home security system the signal will be sent via the cable. On a wireless home security system the signal will be sent via radio waves. Radio waves can travel through a lot of stuff like walls. Which makes it ideal to be installed after a home has been constructed that was not pre-wired for a home alarm system.

Wireless home security systems work very similar to their wired counter part. The main difference is the lack of wires running from each sensor back to the control panel.

Wireless home security systems give the home owner more options on adding a burglar alarm system to their home with the least amount of mess and disruption to their home’s walls.