Wireless technology has recently inundated the security industry. It can save time and money on installation, but does it offer the same level of security as a hard-wired system?
Whenever new technology is released into an industry, it is usually welcomed with skepticism. Wireless technology has recently inundated the security industry. It can save time and money on installation, but does it offer the same level of security as a hard-wired system? Here are some considerations on wireless security equipment.
Quality equipment is still important, especially with wireless devices. Do your research, and use only quality brands.
The rules are changing. You can now disarm a system with a RF key chain. Some ethical and systematic issues are now coming into play. (example: what if your key chain is lost? can you erase it as a disarming device?)
Does it monitor it’s operational status and battery life? Why have a wireless smoke detector if you don’t have confidence that it will be functional when there’s a fire?
Are there compatibility issues between the device and other parts of the system. What options does the wireless device offer to supply the level of security you require. Wireless or wired, there are going to be vulnerabilities.
Do the research to see if anyone has reviewed the equipment on a blog or in an article. If someone feels they have a bad wireless system, they will likely complain about it on the internet. You can also review the websites, and look for specification sheets.