How do wireless home security alarms actually work?
If you’re considering installing wireless home security systems, make sure you take a look at the ins and outs of how wireless security alarms function. That way, you’ll be able to make sure you’re making the right choice for your personal home security, before committing to a full-on wireless system in your house.
Wireless home security alarms and GSM home security alarms
It’s all in the name with these security systems: wireless alarms – or any other wireless home security devices that you choose to set up in your home – won’t need to be physically wired into the walls of the house.
Instead, wireless home security systems will link up to your home’s Internet connection. Then, it’ll be the alarm control centre that communicates with all the elements of your wireless home security system, for example your wireless motion sensors to detect any potential intruders, or your wireless home security cameras.
A wireless GSM home security alarm will connect to the surrounding mobile network, rather than to your home’s Internet connection. One thing to bear in mind before installing wireless or GSM home security alarm systems is that you’ll need to cover the costs of keeping your home security control centre, sensors and cameras linked up to the Internet or mobile network.
Keeping home owners updated on their home security
Whether you install wireless or GSM wireless security alarms in your home, you’ll be able to configure the alarm system control panel so that it alerts you if there’s a security issue or intruder in your home.
Many of the latest smart wireless home security systems allow you to download an app to your portable devices, so you can receive real-time alerts from your home security kit.
With GSM wireless home security systems you’ll receive a text message to alert you to any security issues in your home.
So, wireless or GSM home security systems are a step ahead of their wired home security counterparts in terms of keeping home owners updated about any security issues at their house.
Why should you go for a wireless home security system?
Easy installation that saves on cost
Putting in traditional wired home security alarms means organising your home security systems while the house is still under construction, or opening up the walls of the house to install the security kit.
Wireless home security systems give you a whole lot more flexibility, allowing you to install – or change the location of – your home security kit whenever you like. You’ll just need to securely affix your wireless alarm, control panel, sensors and security cameras to the walls in and around your home in strategic locations, rather than wiring them into the building.
So, wireless security systems can be a great way to save on expensive professional installation costs. Why not give some DIY a go and set up your wireless home security kit yourself?
If you move from home to home fairly often, whether that’s as a renter or a buyer, wireless home security systems could be a smart option: you’ll only need to invest in one set of home security kit, then move it with you from property to property, with an easy re-installation process each time.
Real-time notifications and remote control options
Traditional home security alarms just emit a loud, off-putting noise that attracts the attention of passers by and prevents an intruder from slipping into the house unnoticed and unchallenged.
But, as the home owner who’s away from the house, you won’t receive any kind of real-time notification.
Now, wireless and GSM home alarm systems let you know if there’s a suspected intruder that’s set off your home security alarms. Real-time alerts allow you to act as quickly as possible to keep your home and its contents safe.
Plus, remote control options via apps on your connected smart devices allow you to trigger, or turn off, your wireless home security kit from wherever you are.
Flexibility and adaptability
Fully wireless home security systems can be expanded and adapted to contain the following security kit:
Wireless alarm or GSM alarms and control panels
The home security alarm itself, which will emit a strong siren sound to deter any intruder
Security cameras to give you full view of what goes on in and around your home
Door and window opening sensors to alert you to the fact that an intruder is in – or trying to get into – your house
Remote control options via your mobile phone or connected smart devices
So, providing your home Internet or mobile network connection is strong enough to sustain all the home security kit that you want to incorporate into your wireless home security system, you can keep adding wireless kit as and when your plans and budget allow!
Netatmo prides itself on the flexibility of its leading-edge wireless designs. Why not check out our Smart Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras, Smart Indoor Alarms, Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell or Smart Door and Window Opening Sensors to kick-start your wireless home security set-up?
What about connection problems?
It’s important to bear in mind that wireless and GSM home security alarms rely on your home Internet and mobile connections.
However unlikely, if these connections are interrupted by chance, or an intruder tampers with them, your home security systems will be compromised.
So, if you’re thinking of installing wireless or GSM home security systems, make sure your wireless or GSM connections are as strong and as protected as possible.
That said, the same risk applies to traditional wired home security systems: an intruder would just need to cut the wired connection in order to disable your home security kit.