Home Security Installation Part 2

This is the second part of the following artcile : Home Security Installation.

Another thing to keep in mind is that wireless security components are often powered by batteries, so you need monitor their levels to prevent a component going offline at an inconvenient moment. Fortunately, most wireless systems nowadays have a built-in battery monitoring sensor that notifies you when the battery is running low.


It is our opinion that high-end wired systems are only necessary for very large homes with a lot of ground to cover or houses that are particularly at risk for burglaries and other threats. In any other cases, wireless systems will perform just as well as their wired cousins in both quality and reliability.

Should you decide that you still want to invest in a wired system installation, then there is a solution available that can potentially save you a lot of money and headache. If you shop around, you can find many security components that have a dual-connect feature. This feature allows you to install the devices either wirelessly or wired. This means you can initially setup your security system wirelessly, which will save you a lot of time and money, and should you decide to change to a wired system sometime in the future, you will not need to start from scratch. This is great because it allows you to test the easier and cheaper wireless alternative first, before investing into a wired home security installation should you deem it necessary.

Home Security Installation – Conclusion


As you can see, the difficulty and cost of home security installation is largely determined by your decision to go wireless or wired. With a little common sense and knowledge of your neighborhood, you should be able to make a fairly accurate risk assessment to your property. Based on this assessment, you should be able to decide how extensive you want your security system to be. It also never hurts to make use of the free initial advice offered by many professional home security companies in order to get a more informed opinion. However, take their advice with a grain of salt as it is always in their best interest to sell you the most expensive solution they can. Finally, dual-connect sensors are a great solution if you are undecided on which home security installation type to go with.