Available from numerous different manufacturers including Honeywell Ademco, GE and DSC, a wireless home alarm is a more convenient alternative to a hardwired home alarm system. Both provide as much protection from intrusion as you require, but wireless home alarms are at an advantage in terms of installation. Without having to string up hundreds of feet of cable, connecting every zone to the main control panel, a wireless system relies on radio transmissions to send signals. Thus, the installation simply involves setting each sensor, detector and the main control panel into place and then configuring the system.
Wireless Home Alarm Specs
When purchasing a wireless home alarm, consider first how many zones you need the system to monitor. A zone is an area in your home such as a particular door, window or space that is secured by a magnetic sensor or detector of some kind. Wireless home alarms each include a number of initial zones. Depending on the system, it may include anywhere from 4 to 40 zones. Expansion modules allow for greater monitoring ability. Wireless home alarms are capable of expansion up to nearly 100 zones.
Wireless home alarms feature a comprehensive control panel which doubles as a keypad, siren, and in some cases a 2-way voice system. Other features may include X10 compatibility, a built-in voice dialer and up to 4 partitions.