Wired or Wireless? Which Home Alarm System is best?

With so many home alarm systems on the marketplace and many factors to consider, choosing the right system for your requirements might seem like a daunting task. Take wired and wireless alarms for example. Both have their own advantages so you could be left with a difficult choice. Have no fear though, as long as you choose a reliable company to supply the system for you, and consider the following, finding the right solution doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think.

Do you own the property?

The first thing to consider when choosing a wired or wireless alarm is whether you are a homeowner or renting the property you are in. If you rent, and the property isn’t equipped with an up-to-date intruder alarm, you should certainly think about fitting this type of security device. Speak to your landlord to see if they will have an alarm installed. They might be reluctant to do this, and unless there’s a mention of an alarm system in the rental agreement, your landlord might not be willing to foot the bill. If the property doesn’t have an alarm installed, consider fitting a wireless system, at least this way you can remove it if you decide to rent elsewhere.

Are you planning on moving?

Do you think you will be moving in the next few years? This is something you seriously need to think about when installing an alarm. If you are here for the long haul it won’t matter if you install a wired alarm, you’ll reap the rewards of the investment. However, if you are going to be moving in a year or so you might want to install a wireless version, so you can take it with you. Obviously, consider if you want to leave the alarm system where it is if you think this might affect the chances of selling your house. Some buyers will be looking for a property that already has a secure intruder alarm installed.

Would you like to install the system? 

One way to save money on home alarm systems is to buy them and fit them yourself. Although a wired alarm system is best left to a professional alarm installer, there’s no reason why you couldn’t fit a wireless system if you wanted to save a bit of cash. If you’re confident in DIY and don’t scare easily at the thought of a challenge, a wire-free alarm isn’t that difficult to install. It goes without saying if you have any doubts about your ability to fit the alarm, you should always seek the help of experts just to be on the safe side.

Need help choosing alarm systems? Contact us!

Should you require any help or assistance when choosing a wireless or wired alarm system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Mike B’s Security Locksmith Ltd. You can contact us here and leave your message or call us today on 01455 891046.