Wireless alarm monitoring is the procedure whereby a variety of sensors or detectors are employed to secure doosr, windows or other "zones". Wireless alarms are also useful for monitoring vehicle movement in and out of a driveway, for detecting the presence of heat and smoke, human movement and carbon monoxide. Homes with wireless or hardwired security systems feature wireless alarms connected via radio frequency to a control panel. Wireless alarm monitoring independent of a larger system is possible with numerous other devices.
Wireless Security Alarm Types
Wireless security alarms use radio waves to transmit signals from satellite monitors to the control panel where the signal is near-instantaneously processed. In the event that the monitor detects the movement of an intruder, or if a magnetic contact point is broken on a window or door sensor, the alarm will sound. Another type of wireless alarm monitor is used to sense vehicle movement. If a vehicle enters an area or if a parked car is moved, the electromagnetic sensor will detect it and an alarm indoors will sound.
Fire and Gas Alarm Monitoring
Wireless fire/smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors are other commonly used wireless alarm monitors. Powered by 9-volt or long-term lithium batteries, wireless fire and gas detectors will function even in a power outage. They can operate independently, as part of an interconnected series of alarms or as a component of a central security system.