Choosing and Using a Wireless Home Security System

A wireless home security system provides home and business owners with the ability to easily monitor what's going on in the protected environment. When choosing a wireless home security system, consider the reason or need for the system, the location and budget.

Many home and business owners choose wireless systems because they're easy to install and can easily be moved from one home or place of business to another. There's less chance of needing to hire a professional installer. Moving to another location or just moving furniture around isn't a problem. Inexpensive systems can save users money while providing usable images if necessary.

Why install a wireless home security system?

  • Homeowners use them to protect property inside and outside the home.
  • Parents can go to work knowing they can still keep an eye on infants and children while being cared for others when they are away from home.
  • Service workers and other commercial employees can be monitored while inside the home.
  • Homeowners can make sure the repairman is doing only what was authorized and no more.
  • Pet owners can make sure pets are protected and aren't out of control.
  • Expensive and/or confidential information can be protected.
  • Where will you be placing your camera?

  • The location of a wireless security system is a factor in choosing the right one. Will the camera be used indoors or out? If the camera is to be used in a low-light area, consider a camera with infrared capabilities. Infrared is great for both night and low-light situations.
  • Will the camera be covering large or small areas? If setting up a wireless home security system just to keep an eye on the new baby in the nursery, a simple single camera setup is all that's needed. Web cams are inexpensive (often as low as $10) and easy to setup for small, fixed area coverage. Covering larger areas requires more cameras. Sixteen cameras is often the maximum for a wireless home security system. For the best coverage, homeowners often choose to purchase their entire system as a "kit".

    Working within your budget: Standard kit features and optional items available to purchase when your budget allows for even greater protection.

  • Wireless home security system kits can often be customized to fit the need. A standard kit that sells for approximately $100 online, features the option to cover multiple zones, loud internal sirens with different tones for emergency, burglary and fire sensors. The kit also features interior and exterior sensors, chimes for doors and windows, and visual status indicators.
  • Available but not included options include: exterior siren, rechargeable backup battery, smoke detector sensor, glass break sensor, voice dialer and subscription monitoring services. Home and business owners have the option of monitoring the system themselves or subscribing to a company that monitors everything for a monthly fee.
  • When considering a wireless home security system, decide what areas will need to be covered, the type of lighting in those areas, and preferable options. Take the list of answers to the wireless home security system specialist at local stores for system recommendations. Online stores and auction services also offer a wide variety of wireless home security system parts and kits. You will also need to make sure other wireless items in the home or office will not interfere with the security system. Sometimes wireless internet connections and cordless telephones operate on a frequency that disrupts the wireless security system transmissions.

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