Wireless alarm system installation West Kensington, W14
Thinking about getting a security alarm system? Why not go wireless?
Believe it or not, the history of the security alarm probably goes back further than you think – 2,400 years in fact! The Roman historian, Livy, wrote of an incident occurring in B.C. 386 in which geese were used as a security measure to alert the Romans, and in particular the hero of the hour, Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, of an impending attack by the Gauls which they were able to thwart.
Fast forward a couple of millennia, and things have moved on. These days, security alarm systems (also commonly known as burglar alarms) are a bit more technologically advanced, whilst no longer primarily used to alert of approaching armies, they are still, without doubt, one of the best and most effective ways of protecting our property and valuables from intruders. A recent survey of 100 ex-burglars carried out by the consumer insights publication, Which?, showed that more than 70% of them would be put off from breaking into houses which had security alarms fitted.
The choice of security alarm system you go for might be dictated by different individual factors or circumstances, but it primarily boils down to two options: wireless vs. hard-wired. Here were going to introduce you to the wireless alarm system and tell you why it might be the best bet for you.
How does an alarm system work?
Both wireless and hard-wired alarm systems work on the same basic principles as each other and are made up of the same primary components.
The control panel is the functioning brain of the whole system, with a computer circuit board processing information sent to it by sensors found within the protected area and acting accordingly in the event of an intrusion by ordering an alert to be carried out.
Sensors are devices which are able to sense an intrusion and can be strategically placed in and around the protected area. The devices usually work in a combination of different ways, such as monitoring whether doors or windows are opened, or by registering unexpected sounds, motions or vibrations. Lasers and cameras are more advanced examples of sensory security devices.
Alerting devices. These are the bells, sirens and lights which typically warn of an intrusion, and more often than not scare burglars away. Modern systems, depending on their technical specifications, can also send individual alerts to phones, tablets and computers, as well as notifying a security monitoring service, and/or the police.
The main difference between wireless and hard-wired alarm systems are that wireless system components are connected wirelessly, and invisibly, through a propertys Wi-Fi network, whereas a wired system physically uses cables to join its infrastructure together.
Wireless alarm system advantages over hard-wired systems
Whilst the initial outlay for the hardware might be more expensive with a wireless system compared to a hard-wired one, when you take into account the extra costs for cable, trunking and additional labour to install everything when wired (for example routing and hiding the cables), wireless will probably work out cheaper.
Wireless alarm systems are, by their very definition, wireless, meaning they look as neat and unobtrusive as possible, with no drilling of holes between walls necessary anywhere. A wired system requires cable to be run from the main control hub to each of the sensors, meaning cable and/or trunking may be visible on skirting and around door frames.
Easy to extend
If you happen to need a new sensor within your property ? say youve added an extension or built a summerhouse and want to extend the range to this area ? its as simple as adding it onto the existing wireless network, and programming it to the required zone. For a wired system, the equivalent job will more than likely mean a fresh cable run from the main control panel, or even channeling cables underground to reach that summerhouse at the back of the garden. Not an easy (or cheap) job!
A purchase for life
When you purchase a wireless alarm system, you theoretically wont ever need to buy another one ever again! In the event of you moving home, the system can be uninstalled by simply unscrewing and removing the control panel and PIRs from the walls, and then reinstalled in your new abode. This ease of device removal also makes the system perfect for decorating or DIY purposes, giving piece of mind that there are no areas of unpainted or non-matching walls anywhere in the house! Predictably, a wired system does not offer this kind of flexibility: once installed into a property, it is there to stay.
Why you should trust West Kensington, W14 Locksmiths to install your wireless alarm system
So now that you understand the many benefits of going wireless, why should you use West Kensington, W14 Locksmiths for your wireless alarm system installation? Well, we are a professional, reliable and affordable locksmith company located in West Kensington, serving the West Kensington community and surrounding areas.
Since we started trading in 2008, our highly experienced and fully insured engineers have successfully carried out tens of thousands of jobs for happy customers, with most of our work guaranteed for a minimum period of 12 months.
As well as wireless burglar alarm installation, we provide a comprehensive range of other commercial and domestic locksmith services including CCTV installations, hard-wired alarm installation, mobile auto locksmith solutions, car unlocking, gaining entry and much more.
Our broad range of satisfied customers includes private homeowners and landlords, celebrities, estate agents and property management companies, housing associations, schools, hospitals, high street retail chains and banks, plus many other businesses and institutions located in West Kensington, W14 and the surrounding areas.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we provide a one-hour emergency response at all times, as well as free, instant, over the phone quotations. Most of our work is carried out at a fixed rate, affordable price basis.
Why not get in touch with us regarding your wireless alarm system installation or any of the other services we offer, and one of our friendly, professional team will be more than happy to discuss how we can help you with your needs.
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