As the world progresses, so does technology. In the past, wired security systems and security cameras were the only option for Hamilton home and business owners when it came to security. Nowadays, there is an array of wireless security system products available on the market. So, what’s the big deal with wired security systems? Are they really better than their wireless counterparts?
In short, yes. Here are the seven main reasons why wired security systems are better than wireless security systems for Hamilton homes and businesses:
- Wired security systems are more reliable than wireless security systems
Wired security systems are more reliable than wireless security systems for a number of reasons. First, wired security systems don’t rely on batteries, so you never have to worry about your system being offline due to a power outage. Wireless security systems need to be regularly charged in order to function properly. If the batteries die, then the system will not work. This can be a major problem if you are relying on your security system to protect your home or business. With a wired system, you never have to worry about the batteries dying, because the system is always connected to a power source.
But more importantly, a wired system is much less likely to be the victim of signal interference than a wireless system. This is because a wired system uses a physical connection to transmit data, while a wireless system uses radio frequencies. Radio frequencies can be interfered with by things like microwaves, cordless phones, and even other wireless security systems. This means that your data is much less likely to be corrupted or lost if you have a wired system.
- Wired security systems outperform wireless systems in almost every way
They have faster data transmissions, meaning that they can send and receive information more quickly. They also have a stronger and more reliable signal, so you don’t have to worry about your system losing connection or having any dead spots in your home.
In terms of data transmission, wired security systems use category 5 or 6 Ethernet cables, which can transmit data at up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Wireless security systems, on the other hand, use the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which has a maximum data transfer rate of just 1.3 Gbps.
- Wired security systems are more difficult for burglars to disable
Wireless security systems are susceptible to a variety of attacks, such as denial of service attacks and man-in-the-middle attacks. These attacks can disrupt the signal and allow a hacker to gain access to your data. Wired systems are much more difficult to attack, because the attacker would need to physically tap into the wire in order to access the data. This is much more difficult to do than simply disrupt a wireless signal.
Wired security systems are also more difficult for burglars to disable. In order to disable a wired security system, a burglar would need to physically cut the wires, which is much more difficult to do without being detected than simply jamming a wireless signal.
- Wired security systems are also generally easier to install than wireless systems
With a wireless system, you have to worry about connecting all of the various sensors and devices to your home’s wireless network. This can be a difficult and time-consuming process. With a wired system, all of the devices are physically connected to the main panel via wires. This makes installation much simpler and quicker.
Also, you don’t have to worry about finding a power outlet for each sensor – they can just be plugged into your home’s existing wiring. Wireless sensors, on the other hand, need to be placed within range of a power outlet or else they won’t work.
- Wired security systems typically have a longer lifespan than wireless systems
Wireless security systems typically use higher quality components and cables which last longer. Also, with wired security systems, the electrical components are not exposed to the elements like they may be with wireless security systems There are also no moving parts or batteries to replace.
Wireless systems rely on batteries to operate, which means that they will eventually need to be replaced. Wired systems do not have this problem, which means that they will last longer.
- Better Integration and optimisation options
Wired security systems can be easily integrated with other devices in your home. This includes things like home automation systems, surveillance cameras, and more. With a wireless system, you might have to purchase additional equipment to get the same level of integration.
Wired security systems also offer more customization options than wireless systems. This means that you can tailor the system to better meet your needs. With a wireless system, you might be limited to the types of devices that are compatible with the system.
- Wired security systems are more scalable than wireless systems
This means that you can easily add more devices to the system as your needs change. If you need to add additional cameras or sensors, it can be done quickly and easily without compatibility issues.
If you need to add more cameras or other devices to your system, it’s much easier to do with a wired system. With a wireless system, you may need to add additional receivers and rebalance the system to accommodate the new devices.
Wired security systems are better than wireless security systems for a number of reasons (there is one exception). Wired systems are more reliable, more difficult for burglars to disable, less likely to experience interference, and typically more affordable than wireless systems.
About On Guard
ONGUARD are based near Hamilton, and install and maintain alarm and security systems and security solutions across Waikato.