Wired or Wireless Security: Which is Best?

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Wired or Wireless: Which Security System is Best for You?

If you’re looking into security systems for your business or home, chances are you’ve looked into both wired and wireless security systems. At Community Commercial Security, we have both. So which is better? There isn’t just one simple answer.

Wired Alarm Systems

Wired systems are the traditional systems, so it’s easy to say they’re trusted and reliable. They can accommodate several protection zones, so if you have a big business it’s easy to keep them all connected. With wired systems, you don’t have to worry about interference from radio or electrical signals, and if the power goes out, the system uses a battery backup.

That said, it isn’t a perfect system. Wired systems are difficult to install, especially if you want to be able to hide all the wiring. Unless the security system is installed when the building is built, there’s a good chance some wiring will still show after the installation is complete. Once it’s installed, it’s also very difficult to remove, should you decide to move.

Wireless Alarm Systems

Wireless alarm systems are newer, but can be a better alternative for people that live in a rented building or home. With wireless systems, the best part is that they can be constantly expanded as needed without much trouble. If you want, they can even be connected to your phone or computer so you can monitor from far away.

That said, wireless systems require batteries. If these batteries aren’t constantly monitored and changed when necessary, they can die and that can be a threat to your business. Wireless systems also require a certain proximity to the control panel, so there is a limit on where the sensors can be placed.

Overall, it’s up to you. Depending on how your building was built or how you choose to run your business, either will work. The downfalls to each are not so huge that we recommend one over the other every time. If you’re thinking about installing a security system, call Community Commercial Security at (714) 777-6132 or contact us for a free risk assessment so we can help you choose which might be best.

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