Wireless Home Security System – Knowing the Basics

A wireless home security system is the new and latest thing to have in your home. Quickly taking over the conventional home security system, a wireless home security system takes the whole concept of a safe and secure home to whole different level. The peripherals that can be used in a wireless home security system are advanced and more reliable than their older counterparts.

Wireless Visuals

The keyword in all of this “wireless”; a wireless home security system means that you can set up most of your peripherals without the hassle of cables or wires. A wireless home security system means that you can also set up your cameras in every possible area of the room and not just at the corner of a ceiling. This gives more opportunity for you to hide the camera wherever you want. Of course, the wireless home security system will require that the signal is not lost or blocked or else you will not be able to record anything that the camera “sees”. A wireless home security system will help you operate your monitoring activities in complete stealth. It’s definitely a plus if you know exactly where to place the cameras so that they are not revealed to intruders or burglars. Wired security systems will only give away the locations of cameras once the cables are discovered.

Wireless Audible

If you feel that installing cameras is too intrusive, you may want to have microphones installed in your wireless home security system. Although this is not something as effective as a camera, recordings from a microphone can help in a wireless home security system. For example, you can set up your microphones so that they can trip an alarm when a noise reaches a certain volume level. This is especially useful to use at night to trace unexpected noises around the house. Again, the wireless home security system will give you endless possibilities as to where you can place the microphones.

Invisible Triggers

A simple wireless home security system usually consists of an alarm and probably some motion detection equipment. This is the easiest, most cost-efficient wireless home security system that you can have set up. All you will need is to have the motion detectors set up so that they will trip an alarm in your house. It’s even more efficient if you have a silent alarm set up that the police will be able to detect; the intruders themselves will not hear the alarm. This is one of the better options from installing a wireless home security system.

A wireless home security system is definitely the best option you have to protect your home, your valuables, and your family. It takes a lot less time to install because of the fact that it is wireless and most of the peripherals will work on batteries so you don’t have to hook anything up to your local electricity. This means that it works regardless of whether there is electricity or not, provided that your mother terminal that controls everything also works on its own power source. Are you still thinking of how to secure your home? Consider a wireless home security system to protect you 24/7.

GE Wireless Home Security Systems

When you’re making an informed decision about a wireless home security system, GE home security systems should be on your list to check out.

Full Disclosure

Let me say right up front that I’m not a GE rep nor do I represent any home security system supplier. I do not make any money buying or selling GE products. I’m a homeowner — probably just like you — who wants to figure out what sorts of products GE offers. I want to know the names that they’re sold under and all the features and benefits. After that, I can make an informed decision about the best solution for me and my family.

Now, in choosing a home security system, it may be that you will have no choice — you’ll need to go wireless. Perhaps your home is not well suited to running hardwiring, or you want a system that you can install yourself quickly and easily. GE wireless home security systems are available to help you achieve that goal.

One very popular choice is the GE Simon 3 Wireless Home Security System.

Features

This system has an advanced technology in a simple console design. It is smaller and more attractive than a lot of units that came before it. And it’s made by General Electric, so you can’t go wrong there.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system is a self-contained unit made up of (but not limited to):

  • Lighting control center with a keypad
  • Control unit
  • Sounder or siren

It is also expandable, using a complete selection of add-on devices that give you a lot of useful functionality.

Benefits

For example, if your kids are old enough to come and go to and from school by themselves, the GE wireless home security system has a latchkey feature which allows you to check, remotely, whether your children have arrived home at the appropriate time.

Another benefit of the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system comes in the way it handles a home intrusion. If an intrusion occurs (or any other problem is identified by one of the sensors), the system can dial up to three different phone numbers. Not only that — once you pick up the call, the system will actually talk to you with a synthesized voice and explain the problem. This gives you the option of making a decision about what to do next — including disarming and controlling the system over the phone. Or, if you have one of the wireless remotes that is available, you can use the remote control to disarm the system.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system can even be programmed to call your security monitoring company as well (including a backup number just in case).

Some other features of the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system include:

  • The ability to monitor up to 24 zones wirelessly (including the capability to make two of these hardwired).
  • It supports a two-way radio frequency talking touchpad as well as a hand-held radio frequency touchpad and keychain touchpad.
  • When you are programming the GE Simon 3 wireless home security system, it will use voice cues that support fast and simple programming.
  • It contains a 24 hour backup battery
  • …and much more.

And best of all, perhaps, is that the system is simple enough for you to do-it-yourself.

The GE Simon 3 wireless home security system is widely available for purchase online or at your local home improvement center or home electronics superstore. Prices start at right around $200 and some systems will even throw in a year’s worth of alarm monitoring — for free.

Conclusion

Again, I am not a GE representative, nor do I make any money by recommending their products. I’m just saying that GE offers a complete line of excellent home security system products that you should consider when making an informed decision about the safety and security of your family and/or business.

Choosing and Installing a Wireless Home Security System

You want your home to be a safe haven for your family. Whether you have children, a spouse, pets, or a combination of these family members, you want to protect them at all costs. Even if you live alone, your possessions are important to you and you want to protect them. One way to protect your home, possessions, and family members is through installing a wireless home security system.

A wireless home security system is going to represent a sizeable investment. Before you purchase one, you need to know what to look for. For instance, do you want wireless security cameras in your home, or do you simply want home protection that involves an alarm in the event of a break-in? Do you want to be connected to a third party company that can alert the authorities when your alarm goes off? Answering these questions will help you to find and install the best home protection for your needs.

Most wireless home security systems involve some sort of alarm that goes off if the perimeter of your home is crossed. Basic systems come with door and window sensors. You will install these sensors along the edge of the door or window frame, and then attach the magnet half of the sensor to the door or window. If the door or window is opened, it will trigger the alarm. If you are concerned about a break-in that might occur on your land, rather than in your home, consider installing a wireless home security system that has a PIRS, or Passive Infrared Motion Sensor, type of detection system. This type of sensor will detect if someone crosses it, so you can protect the perimeter of your land, not just your home. You can also find broken glass sensors, which will detect a break-in that occurs through a broken window.

When installing a home protection system, where you place the control panel is important. While it needs to be near a power outlet, preferably one that is not controlled by a light switch, you also want to install it near the door you use the most often, so that you can quickly disarm it when you come home. Otherwise your alarm will start going off when you legitimately enter your home.

Once you have installed the control panel, you will want to program it. Most of these systems will need a password. Choose a number combination that will be easy to remember, but not predictable to potential thieves.

If your home protection system comes with wireless security cameras, carefully consider where you want to be able to view the images from the cameras. Your computer is a good option, as this will allow you to switch to the camera whenever you want to see what is outside. Wireless security cameras are a good way to identify people at your door before opening the door. Criminals often gain entry into homes through open front doors, posing as delivery people or friends, and then overwhelming the homeowner and taking what they want. Wireless security cameras give you the ability to identify anyone knocking at your door before you open it.

Finally, consider whether or not you want third party monitoring services with your security system. Almost all wireless home security systems can be connected to third party security companies. This is a great feature, because if you have a break-in these third party companies will contact the authorities for you. Even if you are on vacation, the police will be alerted to the crime and be sent to your property. However, this is considered an additional service, and you will pay a monthly or yearly fee to have your system connected to the third party company.