Texecom article on wireless security systems
Intruder alarms and motion detector manufacturer Texecom reviews development trends in wireless security systems. Although there are some good advantages outlined below, it is worth noting that there is an ongoing cost with wireless systems as the batteries in each device need replacing in accordance with manufactures’ guidelines;
Battery-powered security devices offer some advantages over their hardwired counterparts. With speed of installation dramatically improved, greater freedom on product positioning, avoidance of damage to property, minimum disruption to the property owner, reduction of wiring and further advantages when upgrading or refurbishing, it’s plain to see why wireless is one of the security industry’s fastest-growing market segments.
Despite being more expensive than wired equipment, wireless systems were initially developed for residential applications where performance needs were less demanding.
Combining quality, wire-free equipment with established hardwired products creates a ‘Best of Both Worlds’ scenario. Where cabling access is difficult to deploy, or where the wireless performance is less challenging, the benefits of wire-free technology can be used.Where the wireless performance is too demanding, or the particular device requirements are not available in wireless form, hardwired products are specified instead.