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April 8, 2015
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Hardwired vs Wireless Alarm Systems

The thought in home security used to be that in order to adequately protect your home you needed a hardwired alarm system. Only a hardwire alarm system could provide the highest level of protection because wireless alarm systems didn't have the capability to reach far enough and do all the features that a hardwire system could do. While that statement is debatable, the truth is that now more than ever wireless home alarm systems can do everything that a hardwire system can do, and more.

Wireless home alarm systems have the reach to match any hardwire security system. Through RF signals, Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Z-Wave, wireless systems can do virtually everything a hardwired alarm could do. Whether it's full home automation or just traditional alarm services, a wireless system can rival any hardwired system.

The capabilities of Bluetooth LE are endless. A wireless alarm system with Bluetooth LE could cover a home larger than 10,000 sq feet. Think about that. Years ago that would be a pipe dream, but now it's fact.

New home builders like installing a hardwired alarm system because they believe that it's an added selling feature. The truth is that the hardwired system that's being installed may, in fact, limit what you can do inside the home with your alarm system. Beyond that with a hardwired system, you'll need an installer to come to your home for all service issues, where instead with a wireless system you can do much of the work yourself.

When comparing a hardwired system and a wireless system, always choose the wireless. The installation is quicker and easier, there won't be any drilling inside your home, service is much easier and the security and home automation capabilities are endless.