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Traditional alarm vs. Wireless alarm system – Which is superior?

When it comes to the question of which is the best alarm system – wireless or wired, we always say that it depends on what you need from your security system.

You see, traditional alarms and wireless alarms both have their pros and cons. Traditional alarms are more reliable, since they don’t run on batteries, but wireless alarm systems are easier and cheaper to install. They can also be moved from property to property.

Below, we will take a look at the differences between both alarms to help you decide which is the best security system for your needs.

Traditional alarms

Traditional alarms are by far the most common type of alarm on the market. They work by creating a security circuit when two parts of a sensor are joined together (for example, when a door is closed against a frame). When that security circuit is broken, an alarm is then triggered. Traditional alarms are hard-wired into a buildings circuit, so they operate through wired electrical connections.

Wireless alarm systems

Wireless alarm systems operate differently to traditional alarm systems. Instead of communicating via wired electrical connections, they communicate via radio signals with a main receiver. Despite this difference in operation, however, wireless and traditional alarm systems both work in the same way – by creating security circuits.

Which alarm system is best for me?

Which alarm is the best fit for your commercial property depends on a few factors.

These factors include:

·         The size of the building

·         The internal layout of the building

·         The number of access points to the building

Existing infrastructure should also be considered. For instance, if your property has already been wired for an alarm system, then a hardwired alarm would be best.

The fact is that if setup correctly, both traditional wired alarms and newer wireless alarm systems function reliably and perform their jobs properly. For smaller commercial buildings without existing wiring, a wireless alarm system may be the best option. Larger buildings, or buildings with many access points, should opt for a wired alarm system.

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Want to find out more about alarm systems for your business? Call us on Freephone 0800 9788 168 or on 0113 894 1968 to speak to a member of our team.


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