The modern home security system often uses wireless devices to ensure that the house is completely secure, but selecting the right wireless systems can be very confusing. This is because there are so many different types of wireless products out there that it can be difficult for the ordinary homeowner to assess which is the right one for them. Talking to a locksmith can help householders to come to a decision, but it is also important to remember that the wireless system can be very different from a wired device. Understanding wireless home security can be the first step in making an informed choice.
Wireless home systems rely upon a central unit, known as the ‘control’ point or receiver. This is the main operation point of the wireless system, and needs to be fully program and set up before the home is fully protected. This unit takes in signals from all of the wireless devices in the home, and it is this unit which will trigger the alarm in the event of a break-in. choosing the right wireless control device is vital to properly protecting the home, and making sure that all of your wireless systems are working to their best capacity. It is possible to build a complete wireless security system around this central unit.
The other main device used with home security wireless system is the ‘switch’. This is the unit which is responsible for sending out signals to the central unit. These can consist of simple metal contacts, which fit against the frames and main units of windows and doors, and which form a complete electrical circuit. If this circuit is broken by an intruder, this is enough to signal the central unit, and set off an alarm. It is important to remember that the windows and doors of a home will need to be closed before the wireless system can be armed each night, which can be quite difficult on summer nights, or in homes with teenagers who may want to be out until late.
Speaking To a Locksmith
The importance of the circuit revolves in the way that the wireless alarm system works within a home. The security system needs to have a closed circuit, so that when the alarm is activated, the home is surrounded by an electrical circuit, passing through all of the contacts. Speaking to a locksmith about this need can allow them to make useful suggestions, such as fitting a circuit without including a particular window or door. Although this can mean that the home is not completely protected, it might offer some compromise to those who do not want to feel ‘surrounded’ by their security devices.
Finding the right home security wireless system for your property is often a matter of compromise. You may not have the time to manage a wireless control unit, or to arm the system every night, but you might desire to have a wireless panic button, which will trigger an alarm without the need for the main ‘circuit’. This is just one example of ways in which wireless can be used without confining people to their home.
Dan Muston, a professional locksmith for 10 years, is intrigued by safety, locksmith work and security installations. Aside from creating articles about the locksmith profession for web and blog sites, Muston maintains the growing social media presence of DandLock, a professional locksmith company servicing Arizona, California, Florida and New York.