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Which are better Wireless Home Alarm Systems or Wired Home Alarms Systems

Wireless Home Alarm Systems vs Wired Home Alarms Systems


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Wireless Home Alarm Systems vs Wired Home Alarms Systems

It may seem like the whole world is going wireless, but when it comes to alarm systems, the debate between wired and wireless continues to rumble on.

There are positives and negatives to both options, so if you?ve been eyeing up an alarm system for a while now, hopefully, this blog will give you the definitive answer of what works best for you.

Keep reading to find out…

Can I move my system from home to home?


This is one of the major benefits if you’re always on the move. Wireless systems are extremely easy to unplug, meaning if you do decide to change homes, you can easily transport your piece of wireless equipment with you.


Wired are permanent units installed in the home, where an expert will come to fit your system, with lots of cabling required.

Because of this, it makes it extremely difficult to move your system from place to place, in fact, it probably isn’t worth the hassle.

If you plan to stay in a house for a long time, then you may be able to save money by opting for a wired system, it will also add value to your property should you come to put it on the market.

Which system will last longer?


Because of the constant updates in modern technology, your device is unlikely to become outdated, thanks to constant software updates.

The only drawback is your machine can only deal with the maximum wireless capacity from the time it was made. If a new and improved wireless system comes into place in the future, your device may not be able to handle it.

Batteries can also be an issue, running low from time to time and potentially affecting performance. To combat this, most modern sensors come with a low battery alert, but these aren’t always 100% accurate.


If looked after, wired systems can last a lifetime due to their ease of use and simple trigger switches.

The only issue would be if the system faults, either through cabling issues or perhaps animals chewing the wires ? this could then cause the whole system to either fail or be set off at random times.

What if I need to add additional sensors to my system?

You may have purchased some extra office space, or even decided that one of the rooms in your house is now more susceptible to being burgled, this is where the need for additional sensors may come in.


Not a problem, the beauty of wireless systems is that additional sensors can be added with ease. Systems can be expanded effortlessly, saving time, effort and money.


Difficult, time-consuming and expensive, just some of the drawbacks to having a wired system and needing to add further devices. If there’s not enough spare cabling, then a whole new set of wiring may be needed, it’s probably not worth the hassle.

We hope the above points have given you a better insight into which system will work best for you, for more information or  a quote, check out our website, or give us a call on 0151 423 5154 and we?ll be happy to assist.

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