PROS AND CONS OF WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEMS

If you don’t have any home security or alarm system set up, you’re far from alone. In 2019 only 17 percent of homes in the United States had some sort of security system in place. However, experts predict that over the next five years, the number of homes with security systems will increase by 64%. Why? The reason is simple. Statistics show that security systems do serve as a deterrent to the burglar in the first place, and more people have become aware that they need to take the protection of their home seriously.

Does a Wireless Security System Really Prevent Burglaries?

The purpose of having a home security system is to protect you, your family, your home, and your valuables. According to an investigative report, burglars are much more likely to target a home that doesn’t have a security system. If your house lacks such protection–you are an easy target for burglars. What else helps? Good outside lighting, especially around a cleared front entryway, and generally, a well-cared-for home.

How Do You Find a Good Security Company?

The best way to find a good security alarm company is to get references from your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and the company’s current clients. Find out whether the equipment was installed within the given time frame. Ask if there were any equipment problems and if so, were they dealt with promptly? Was the system explained to everyone living in the home? If there was an intrusion, were the police contacted immediately?

Wireless or Wired Security System Options

With wired home security, pieces you choose to include in your system, from sensors up cameras, are connected via tangible wires. They generally utilize the wiring of your system to your internet connection. Wireless security, on the other hand, uses a cellular network to communicate throughout your home. While wired security systems were the most popular version years ago, wire-free systems have taken hold of the market.  When your devices (cameras, motion lights, etc.) are not restricted by wires, you can put them just about anywhere. Key features of wire-free cameras are that they don’t have to be near a power outlet and they usually come with multiple options for mounting so you can put the camera on ceilings, walls, fences, or even in trees. Additionally a wireless security system can be moved to new addresses and don’t have to be left behind if you move!

How to Further Protect Yourself

There are many ways to protect yourself from a home invasion — first, think like a burglar. The most important thing for a burglar (besides stealing your belongings) is the in and out time — and not being seen. It needs to be as smooth as possible and as quick as possible with little hassle. The average time a burglar spends in a home is 8-12 minutes.  What’s the main entry point and the most common time? Most burglaries occur through the front door, second only to the master bedroom, and between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm). So keep windows locked, entryways well-lighted and install motion detection light and lamp systems. All these “tricks of the trade” will help in keeping your home secure, but by far the best protection is having a professionally installed smart home alarm system.

Peace of Mind

The most important thing a security system can offer you is peace of mind for your loved ones and your valuables. Systems vary in price and sophistication. Some systems not only can warn you of intruders, but also can notify authorities of a medical emergency, monitor smoke and carbon monoxide and water levels or pressures, and include video surveillance. Some systems also are linked into your home’s wiring, heating or lighting systems and use your mobile phone or computer to control them. A wireless security system today is a sophisticated system and the best ones require professional installation and support. At Alamo Smart Home, safety for you, your home and family, and your valuables is our top priority. We pride ourselves in professional installation and customer support and have the highest Highest Rated Home Security In Texas! We provide full “smart home” support, so you can automate everything from your door locks to your bedside table lamp. For peace of mind, a safe and secure home, contact Alamo Smart Home today at 210-625-6575.