Wireless Security Systems for Businesses & Homes
Wireless Security Can Offer a Number of Benefits Over Traditional Security Systems
Properly installed and configured hardwired (traditional) security systems can be very effective when it comes to protecting your home or business. However, there are a few potential downsides to more traditional systems: it may be easier for criminals to disable all or parts of the system, it may be more difficult to access and control your security remotely, and it can be more costly to install and implement the appropriate technology in and around your premises.
If your home or business building is in the process of being constructed, a hardwired system may be a more economical choice depending on your security goals and budget. However, if you’re looking to implement a new or improved security system in an already-existing building, a wireless security system may be the best option. Below is an outline of some key reasons to consider choosing a wireless system for your security and protection needs.
Key Benefits of Wireless Security Solutions
A wireless security solution may be the ideal choice for protecting your home, and more sophisticated options can add more layers of security to further protect your business.
One key advantage a wireless security system has is its ability to be accessed and controlled from anywhere you have an internet connection. With a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the finger you can take a look at your security camera feeds and check in periodically to ensure everything is fine at your business or home.
You can also control many security features remotely, including: adjusting lighting and controlling cameras to pan, tilt, and zoom to get a better look at possible suspicious activity, enabling and disabling locks, and arming or disarming alarms as needed.
These features can be extremely handy if you need to grant access to an employee or a house guest when you’re unable to arrive on the premises in-person.
Wireless security systems, whether for homes or businesses, can be configured to record and store CCTV security footage straight to the cloud. This means that even if a criminal entered your premises and was able to damage security equipment, the video would be stored safely off-site.
Security footage can be a great asset to local law enforcement when it comes to investigating burglary and vandalism, so knowing your security footage is safe in the cloud and accessible anywhere, any time, can be extremely valuable.
Additionally, cloud storage solutions can help cut down on upfront expenses by eliminating the need to purchase, install, and maintain storage equipment on-site.
In addition to being able to check in on security cameras from your smartphone (or tablet, laptop, etc.) and control locks, etc., wireless security systems can be configured to send alerts to your devices whenever suspicious activity is detected.
With real-time notifications, you or your security staff can quickly see if action needs to be taken to mitigate potential loss or damage.
Alerts to inform you of doors or windows opening when they shouldn’t, or when movement is detected when no one should be on your property can allow you to act swiftly from anywhere.
Traditional hardwired security systems have limitations that don’t apply to wireless security equipment. With a wired system, you’re limited to where you can place cameras based on where wires can be run. Placing cameras in locations that are optimal for maximum coverage may require leaving cables exposed—making them an easy target for criminals to cut. The cables can often be tucked away, but it may require significant reworking to run wires through walls.
With wireless equipment, you have the ability to place cameras in ideal locations without the hassles of cables.
Wireless Security Factors to Consider
While wireless security system solutions are often a great choice, there’s a few factors to keep in mind.
As outlined above, wireless security systems offer a lot of benefits. However, there are a few reasons a wireless security system may not be the ideal choice for your needs.
The equipment needed to implement an effective wireless security system will likely cost more than their traditional counterparts, so budget may be a factor.
Additionally, wireless systems may be more vulnerable to interference due to the way the equipment communicates with other equipment and the internet.
The best way to determine if a wireless security system is the best choice for your home or business is to consult with a local security expert. They’ll be able to discuss and analyze your current situation, goals, and budget to help choose and implement a security system that meets and exceeds your expectations.
If you’re in the East Texas area, 3D Security, Inc. is here to help with all of your security needs. Our experts have been installing high performance and extremely reliable wireless security systems for over 30 years. We have installed these wireless systems in banks, courthouses, jails, factories, public utilities, and homes all over East Texas.
Contact us today to discuss your security goals and needs and we’ll work with you to design and install a comprehensive security system for your home or business that exceeds your expectations within your target budget.