A home security system is a must these days. You can’t go a day without seeing or hearing about some sort of home alarm system on television, in the newspaper or even over the radio.
The biggest business in home protection is to sell and install home alarm systems. The amount of sales has exploded over the past several years and is continuing to grow at an exponential rate.
In the United States alone there are approximately two million home alarm systems installed every year and the number is growing. In the past ten years the sales have doubled. There is no question that home alarm systems are here to stay.
Now that we have determined that the home alarm system is the new the question becomes what type of system should we have?
There are many types of home security systems available to homeowners. The two main types that are readily available are: Hardwired and wireless.
Hardwired systems are attached through the walls of your home and doorways making them impossible to remove once installed. A hardwired home alarm system does have one limitation though. If the wires are cut by a burglar it takes the system out of working.
A wireless home alarm system works on the principle of one piece system. There is an electrical interface in the main control unit and all sensors are attached with the main unit.
Although a hardwired home alarm system has a greater installation cost it will be a decision that you will want to think about and will want to avoid.
Wiring your home for an alarm sensor system is a home improvement project that probably will take you more time than the typical alarm system.
Hardwired sensors are made to function off of one external power source. Whereas wireless sensors require from 3-6 batteries to function and transmit signals back to the main unit via radio frequency from sensors to main unit.
The way that hardwired sensors work is a circuit occurs when a door or window sensor is triggered. The circuit is broken and electricity travels through to electricity that travels through the wires to the control unit.
Hardwired sensors also require a separate power source for the alarm battery.
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Wireless sensors on the other hand are small and easy to conceal. Since they do not produce any real noise an intruder would not be able to tell that they are being triggered by door or window sensors.
Wireless sensors come in both hardwired and wireless connections.
There are two requirements for a wireless alarm sensor system. Wireless sensors require a power source and they need to be coupled to a main control unit to work. As an example the control unit has either a wall switch or a batteries source. Even though it may be unnecessary.
Wireless sensors employ the use of radio waves to function. The radio waves are transmitted through building construction materials to a control unit. When the alarm is triggered a signal is transmitted to a wire that then checks the bank and informs the managing company that an alarm has been triggered.
In conclusion there are primary hardwired home security system applications in the form of door/window sensors and motion sensors.
The wireless systems function with and without power sources. A hardwired home security system installation consists of the installation of circuits that operate single or multiple sensors on a doors or windows.
In another part of the installation there is also required wiring to connect the hardwired sensors to the control unit all provide electrical support for a hardwired home alarm system.