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How does the wireless alarm system protect home and business?

How does the wireless alarm system protect home and business?

When it comes to home and business security, everybody is very careful. Whether you're living alone or with your family it's important to protect both your home and those within and your business. There are various security systems available and many modern versions use wireless technologies. The home and business security is an area that's done extremely well unfortunately. No one likes to think about crime but it is real and you need to protect yourself from it. For many years developers of security systems have been trying to make them smaller and less noticeable. Wireless alarm system components fill this role nicely and have many advantages but a few disadvantages as well. Therefore How does the wireless alarm system protect home and business?

The wireless alarm system use radio waves to communicate with other components instead of using wires. The potential burglar cannot figure out how to cut wires to disable the system, so gives up.

There are two kinds of wireless alarm system on the market. The first type is activated when the alarm is tripped, but only the homeowner or neighbors can hear the alarm. This kind of system doesn't make a whole lot of sense if you live in a rural area and are away from home when a break-in occurs. Another kind of wireless security system uses a monitoring device that will communicate a forced entry to a security company. When the alarm is triggered, the security company will check to see if it's a genuine break-in; if it is, they will call immediately to dispatch the local police.

The control panel is the brains of all wireless alarm systems. It is usually found in the basement or in a closet. The control panel is where all wireless signals are sent from the various motion sensors and magnetic switches placed throughout the home. If a suspicious movement signal or entry is detected, the control panel sounds an alarm, or phones the security company's monitoring service.

Throughout the home and business, inconspicuous magnetic contacts and switches are attached to doors and windows. These consist of two parts: a magnet on the door or window, and a switch placed on the door jam or window sill. They simply detect movement by noting an increase in the distance between the switch and the magnet, which only occurs if a door or window is opened or forced open. The switch sends a wireless signal to the control panel, which sets off the alarm.

Large open spaces such as hallways can be equipped with wireless body sensors or motion detectors. Infrared motion or body heat changes are detected and a signal is sent to the main control panel. The panel gauges whether the movement is a person, and then sounds the alarm or alerts the monitoring station staff.

Every wireless alarm system comes equipped with a keypad, which is used by the homeowner and business owner to activate or deactivate the system. The keypad is normally installed next to the entry door, allowing the owner easy access to arm the system when leaving home, and disarm the system upon returning. Remote keys, much like a car alarm, can also be used to operate a wireless alarm system. The homeowner can also use the remote controller to switch lights on from a distance, giving the illusion that someone is occupying the house.

Some wireless alarm system also use hidden or wall-mounted cameras that are connected to a video unit and VCR. All movement detected on the cameras is recorded by the VCR. Depending on the system, the cameras may be monitored by staff at the security company.

The main advantage wireless components have over wired is that they cannot be cut out of the system. Wired models can obviously have their wires cut rendering them useless and non functional. This of course defeats the purpose of having them to protect your home. After all if a product can't call for help or do its job then it's nothing but a useless hunk of plastic and metal.

Unlike a wired security system, a wireless alarm system can also call the security company to alert them of a problem if the wires have been cut or there is a problem with the phone lines. A wired system is of course completely reliant on wires to operate and cannot do this - and cannot be installed just about anywhere the owner wants, since the cables involved are a physical limitation on the places you can use the system.

There is no doubt that any home and business security system can offer a certain degree of protection for your property, or even your life. However, for the highest level of protection, a wireless alarm system is your best choice.


Mark Kendrick

Mark is a happily married Father of 2. He loves technology and working on computer. He is also a businessman.

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