Wireless home alarm systems are the best choice for homes without access to run wiring. They can be as simple or complex as you like.

Here are the main parts found in most wireless alarm systems, with a brief description of each. We will explain the most important advantages of wireless home alarm system.

  • Main control panel w/receiver
  • Keypad(s)
  • Wireless door and window transmitters
  • Wireless smoke detectors Wireless keyfob remotes
  • Wireless motion and/or glassbreak detectors

 

The Main Control Panel

In wireless security systems often combines control functions with a radio receiver. It connects to keypads to operate the control, and processes radio signals sent by all of the transmitters in the system.

Keypads

Can be wireless, hardwired, or both, depending on the system. Some wireless panels (not RISCO) need at least one hardwired keypad in the system for proper operation. Additional wireless keypads are optional.

Door and Window Transmitters

Are used at each opening. These can be attached with screws or sticky tape, and have removable covers for battery access.

Wireless Motion Detectors

Work almost like hardwired models, sensing infrared (heat) energy. They have one big difference:

To conserve battery power, they are designed not to transmit more often than a set interval, usually every few minutes. This keeps them from running dead as they sense the normal activity of the occupants.

Wireless Glass break Detectors

Operate just like hardwired glass breaks, listening for specific sound frequencies made by breaking glass.

Wireless Smoke Detectors

Use the same technology as wired units, and provide the same level of fire protection. Keep in mind that adding smoke detectors may help to protect life.

Wireless Remote Pennants and Key fobs

Aare popular additions. They allow portable arming, disarming, and other basic functions without having to be near a keypad.

Advantages of Wireless Home Alarms:

A wireless home security alarm system can be installed in almost any type of house, with no wall or roof access needed. For the same reason, devices like motion and glass break detectors can be placed in the ideal spot in each room to pick up activity. Hardwired systems require some path to run wires. Even then, hardwired equipment must sometimes be “fudged” to less-than-perfect locations because of limited wiring access.

A wireless burglar alarm is typically faster and easier to install than a hardwired system. This saves time and labour, and makes these systems a good choice if you’re going the Remember that a wireless home alarm system can be removed, so you can take it with you when you move out.

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