Placing signs and sticker for security systems outside home
Personal safety items (firearms, stun guns, pepper spray, batons, etc.)
Is it necessary to have a home alarm system professionally installed?
No, it is possible to install a home alarm system yourself. Some systems are specifically designed to be installed by homeowners. These systems are often cheaper and more customizable. However some systems require the expertise of a professional and installation should be left up to them to avoid making any errors. Review the specifications of the system and/or contact the manufacturer if you are unsure about its installation requirements.
What are the advantages of a wireless security system?
Easy and inexpensive to install and does not require any drilling or modification of the home.
Does not require a landline.
Can be taken from one home to another during change of residence.
Can be combined with a hardwired system.
What are the advantages of a hardwired security system?
No need to change any batteries, as with wireless systems
No interference from other signals
All hardwired systems run on essentially the same technology so products and services from different companies will be compatible with each other.
If moving to a home with a hardwired system already installed, you can save money by bypassing installation costs.
New security equipment for these systems is less expensive than for wireless systems.
Can be combined with a wireless system
What are the different types of home security alarms?
Hardwired: A system that uses cables to connect all sensors to a central control panel within your home. The cables are usually installed within the walls or floorboards of your home. The control panel then uses your home’s landline connection to call for assistance (police, fire, medic).
Wireless: A system which uses wireless technology (wi-fi) to connect all sensors to your home’s central control panel. The panel uses the established network to communicate with the outside for assistance.
A combination of hardwired and wireless: Custom systems can be configured to have a home totally hardwired and equipped with wireless outside communication (no landline), or have a totally wireless home and hardwired outside communication.