When wireless alarm systems were first introduced a lot of people were sceptical. Back then, the possibility of interference blocking the wireless signals between the different components in a system seemed too high a risk to take. After all, no matter how convenient a wireless system might be, if it ends up compromising the safety and security of your building and its inhabitants it is clearly not fit for purpose.
Fortunately, wireless technology has come a long way in the last few years, meaning that wireless alarm systems are now a viable alternative for the more traditional wired varieties. Here we look at some of the advantages wireless systems can offer.
Going wireless makes it easy to place your alarms, sensors and control panel anywhere and also makes it easy to move parts of your system or expand it as you require. A wireless system can also have its own built-in satellite uplink, allowing to wirelessly connect to the outside world, rather than relying on sending a signal down your phone line as with traditional wired systems.
Although wireless systems are much better than they used to be, some home and business owners are still concerned about the potential for interference. While this shouldn’t usually be a problem, a wired system can offer peace of mind.
The components in a wired system tend to be cheaper than those in wireless alarm systems. However, the advantage with wireless alarms is that you can easily take the system with you if you move premises, making this a wise investment if you are not planning on staying in the same location long term. Wireless systems are also generally cheaper to install as there is no need to drill into walls or do any other structural work in order to run wires.
Standfast are one of the top alarm installers in Bristol handling both wired and wireless systems. With nearly 32 years in the business and over 8500 customers, we have the expertise to offer the best, most appropriate solution for your business.