There are hundreds of varieties of home security system and thousands of companies that all tell you that their security system works the best. They may say it’s impenetrable and detects any possible signs of forced or stealthy entry. While that might be true, if a burglar knows you have a security system (possibly because you’ve got a big sign in your yard telling them exactly which security system you have), there’s a good chance they’ll know just how to bypass even the most expensive and extensive security setups.
One common trick is just to cut your home’s internet and telephone service off at the pole so that your security system might be sounding all the alarm bells it can sound, but it won’t be able to contact the police or other security or emergency services without internet or telephone service.
Even if you don’t have a big sign in your yard that lets every potential burglar know exactly which security system you have (and as a result, exactly how to bypass it), many security systems have telltale signs that make their presence obvious to the experienced burglar’s eye.
Things like external cameras or unusual outdoor or indoor wires and even something as small as a little blinking LED light in a dark corner can give away that there is a security system at work. All the burglar has to do is follow the wires back to your system’s control center and he or she can simply unplug it and make off with whatever they may be after from your home. It’s sort of like the classic solution to an impenetrable home safe which is just steal the whole safe!
If you’d like to keep your personal belongings safe and secure, how can you prevent burglars from being aware they’re being watched? A subtle, unobtrusive wireless home security system. The most important feature is that there are no wires which means that even if a burglar spots your system, he’d have to search your whole house to find your system control center, since he can’t just follow the wires.
No wires also means easier installation and no danger of kids or pets disabling or setting off your system by accident. To improve your security and reduce the chances of a burglar noticing your security system (since he could still shut off your house’s power and telecommunications if he suspects there’s a security system in place), you can even put the detectors for your system in unusual locations where standard wired detectors could never be located, such as inside window frames or on light fixtures. You could even make a wireless detector almost impossible to notice by hiding it inside the foliage of a potted plant.
One concern that sometimes comes up with wireless systems is that a burglar could use electronic jamming equipment to interrupt the communications of your wireless detectors with the system control center. However, security system manufacturers report that they have never had a case of this happen and most modern security systems will send you an alert if they detect that they’re being jammed.
A wireless home security system has many advantages such as ease of installation, unobtrusiveness, and detection abilities. If you are looking for a new security system, a wireless system may be just what you need.