If it’s time to install a new security system for your business, you might want to look at wireless alarm systems. Wireless alarms are excellent choices for several reasons – and not just because they look sleeker.
Hardwired alarm systems have long been the system of use for most commercial applications – and in many cases still are. But with the proliferation and constant improvements in wireless systems, there are many situations where a wireless alarm system may be right for your building or facility’s security demands and budget.
Here are 10 reasons why you should consider a wireless alarm system for your business.
1. Easy to Install
This is generally why businesses (and homeowners) opt for wireless alarm systems. They don’t need physical cabling, which means they are far simpler and faster to install than wired systems; there’s no need to rip out parts of the wall or put in conduit. Instead, place the wireless sensors in the proper locations, power them up and turn them on in a matter of minutes – not days.
2. Practical and Easy to Use
Lack of wires makes wireless alarm systems practical and easy solutions for areas where wires are impractical and get in the way. You place sensors exactly where they’re most needed, moving them around as priorities change, and put the keypad where can be easily accessed – without the bulk of cables.
3. Cheaper Than Wired Alarm Systems
Thanks to their lesser installation costs, wireless alarm systems are generally far less expensive than their wired counterparts. It can be tough to justify the cost of a wired installation for small areas or facilities – where only a few sensors may be needed – but wireless systems are a practical alternative. They’re perfect for small commercial enterprises and facilities that don’t need to invest in heavy security systems.
4. Easy To Place and Move
Wireless sensors, motion detectors and cameras can be moved and placed anywhere in your building or property. Use them to create the configuration and setup that accomplishes your business’s demands. If those needs change, you can simply move sensors to suit.
5. Can Be Easily Expanded
Wireless security system may not be as scalable as wired systems – which can often accommodate hundreds of sensors and motion detectors – but they are still easily expanded; adding more devices is easy, and the number of sensors a control panel can accommodate is constantly expanding. Create the system to your initial liking, but be assured that it can then be added on and customized to suit your changing needs.
6. They’re Smart
Wireless Alarm Systems utilize the latest in wireless security tech, using protocols such as Z-Wave to communicate between smarthome features and control panel instead of cabling. This means they’re primed for integrating with smarthome automation, giving you total access to both security and home system from a single interface and without the physical constraints of wires.
7. Latest In Security Tech
As more and more users switch to wireless alarm systems, manufacturers keep innovating – creating new technologies and improving on current ones to make their wireless systems safer, smarter and easier to use. Recent innovations include secure wireless protocols like PowerG or DSC’s 3-step visual, audio and sequential verification.
8. Work During Power Outages
Without a backup power supply in place, wired alarm systems stop running during power outages or if the power supply is cut. Wireless alarm systems use battery power to prevent this; the control panel has battery power as backup in case of power outages, while the sensors and devices run off battery always.
9. You Can’t Cut the Cord
Traditionally, hardwired alarm systems communicate with the monitoring station via a landline connection – which could be cut, disconnecting the system from the service. One of the many innovations of wireless alarm systems was introducing a cellular link with which to communicate to the monitoring station, making it impossible to cut the line of communication.
10. Transferable To New Locations
One important reason to consider a wireless alarm system is their convenience when moving to new locations. If your business needs to relocate, you can physically “pack up” the alarm system and move it to the new building. Or, you can move the system to different locations throughout the property in order to find the spot in which they are most useful.