Domestic burglar alarms
Types of security alarm
Wireless burglar alarms vs wired
A wireless burglar alarm can be the best option if you want a security alarm that causes minimal disruption when installed.
Wireless alarms used to be viewed as less reliable than their hardwired counterparts, but these days they’re both stable and secure. Wireless burglar alarms are also quicker to install than a traditional system. A wireless system can also be moved and extended easily.
However, there are some downsides to wireless burglar alarms. The batteries that all the component parts run on will need to be replaced every couple of years, But it’s worth noting that this is increasingly rare and they’re much more reliable than they used to be.
A wired system is often cheaper to buy than a wireless system, but it costs a lot more to install and is more disruptive. It will typically take a day or two to install a wired system, as cabling has to be routed around your house. In contrast, a wireless system can be up and running within a few hours.