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April 20, 2015
Should I have a Wired or Wireless Alarm System?

Wired or wireless alarm systemWhether you’re considering a wired or wireless alarm system for your home or business, the questions you need to consider are the same. Although both types of system ultimately protect your property, there are pros and cons for both of them.

We’ve listed the advantages and disadvantages of both wired and wireless alarm systems below to help you make an informed decision about the type of alarm most suited to your needs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Wired Alarm System

Advantages of Wired Alarm Systems
Disadvantages of Wired Alarm Systems
Parts and components are often cheaper than for wireless systems They take longer to install than wireless systems, which increases the initial cost
Can be more reliable in larger properties due to the distance between devices and the panel Potential to damage décor upon installation if new cables need to be run
Can avoid extra cost of range expanders for larger properties Not cost effective to take with you if you move house
No need for battery changes so servicing can be less expensive

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Wireless Alarm System

Advantages of Wireless Alarm Systems
Disadvantages of Wireless Alarm Systems
No damage to décor during installation Parts and components are sometimes more expensive than wired alarm systems
Much quicker to install than wired systems therefore saves on labour cost Can be less reliable than wired systems in larger properties due to the distance between devices and the panel. *Dependant on property type/layout
Your system can be expanded at any time If used in larger properties, range expanders may be needed, adding an extra cost
You can take your alarm with you when you move home
Most wireless systems come with inbuilt speech diallers to enable the alarm to contact you when triggered.

A security system is an intruder deterrent, but it also ensures peace of mind. We understand what some people feel happy with, others don’t, so we always aim to find the best solution to meet your specific requirements.

The best way to start the conversation about whether a wired or wireless alarm system is right for your property, is to arrange one of our free, no obligation security audits for your business or home. That way, we’ll be able to discuss your needs face to face after a proper inspection, and we’ll be able to answer any questions you might have on the spot.

Whether you’d like to discuss wired vs wireless alarm systems or would like more information or advice about your security or our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us today on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399, alternatively send us as email at We cover Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and South Lincolnshire.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Milton Keynes | Buckinghamshire | Northamptonshire | Bedfordshire | Hertfordshire | Peterborough | Boston | Spalding | Sleaford | Grantham

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