You may think you know the definition of wireless, but when it comes to shopping for home security, the likelihood of you quickly becoming confused is high. You see wireless has two principal meanings in the world in household electronics, as follows:

  1. Some wireless security systems work by communicating alarm signals to a monitoring centre using a cellular connection. In this instance, the connection is delivered by a cellar radio that is embedded into the control panel.
  2. Other wireless security systems sometimes referred to as wireless sensor communication solutions work slightly differently, in that the communication path between the sensors and the control unit in your home operates on a short-range radio frequency.

With these definitions in mind, separating the different systems and solutions should become a whole lot easier. Nevertheless, it may not (yet) be clear which definition counts, or what any of this means for you and the safety of your property, so allow us to elaborate…

Burglars cut phone lines and Internet connections prior to or when targeting a home that they suspect to have an alarm system. To do this, all the burglar requires is a simple pair of wire cutters.

Cellular connection, however, is far more difficult to interfere with and while we know no technology can be temperamental at times, this type of communication is far less vulnerable when compared to a phone line or WiFi.

That being said, who said you had to choose either?

Forget what you’ve heard from dodgy salesmen and take it from the experts; always opt for an alarm that combines wireless sensors and a cellular radio. That way, you’ll be doubly protected.