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UNDERSTANDING THE PROS AND CONS OF WIRED AND WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEMS

Wired security systems have been in use for a much longer time. They use equipment that is hardwired into the electrical system or the landline of the house.

Wireless systems are comparatively a new entrant on the market. Advancement in wireless security system technology is making these devices increasingly popular, as well. These systems use wireless monitoring equipment and are easy to install, use, upgrade, and can be moved easily from one place to another. Here we look at the pros and cons of wired and wireless security systems.

Wired Security Systems – Pros

  • Reliability – So long as the wiring is intact and the phone line works smoothly, wireless systems will perform reliably. In the absence of sensors that communicate through radio frequency, their reliability is far more robust than wireless systems.

  • Suitable for Large Spaces – These systems are capable of managing more sensors than wireless ones. Due to this quality, they offer broader coverage and are useful if you need to monitor multiple buildings.

  • Less Hacking-Prone – This is a significant advantage because it is more hacking-proof compared to a wireless system. A hacker will have a hard time jamming this system as they will need access to the wiring, which is not easy. These systems are also feature-rich and easy to maintain.

Wired Security Systems – Cons

  • Installation is More Expensive -. Installing a wired system is a professional’s job because it involves connecting sensors with low voltage wires in the wall. It’s a more time-consuming process and is expensive in terms of installation fees.