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Intruder Alarms - Wired or Wireless?

Intruder alarms are a great deterrent and will alert the property owner of any activations, locally via a speaker situated in the premises and an external bell box, and often remotely via an app on the owners smartphone.

But should you install wired or wireless? here are some benefits for both:

Wired Intruder Alarms:

  • No Battery Replacement: They don't require battery replacement, which ensures that they are always functional and operational.

  • Most wired systems have a fully functional slimline keypad for setting, unsetting and accessing the menu system. The main control panel is usually tucked away in another area.

  • If the cabling is already in place, the cost of a wired alarm can be cheaper as the technology has been around longer.

Wireless Intruder Alarms:

  • No wires: A significant benefit of wireless alarms is that they are easier to install as there are no wires required to connect it to the main control unit, and there is minimal disruption to the property.

  • Flexibility: They are much more flexible than wired intruder alarms because the sensors can be placed anywhere without cables, which makes them suitable for larger areas.

  • Less mess: Installing a wireless system doesn't require lifting any carpets and floorboards, meaning quicker installation time

Ultimately, both wired and wireless intruder alarms can offer excellent benefits and security measures for your property. When choosing between the two, factor in the size and layout of your property, your budget, and the level of security you require, and if there is any existing wiring in the property. By selecting the right type of intruder alarm, you will have peace of mind knowing that your property is protected against unauthorized access.

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