Wireless home automation is one of those things that just makes more sense. Sure, you can stick with the old method of hooking up your home automation and home security devices through wiring in your walls. But so many things can go wrong, the system can more easily be breached, and it’s a whole lot more difficult and expensive to install and manage. It also pretty much requires that you have a team of home security professionals come in to install it for you. With wireless home automation, you can get by without a lot of the hassles of wired home automation for far less cost.
Wireless Home Automation
First of all, here is how wireless home automation works. You take all your wireless security devices, set them up with a wireless connection, place them around your home, and voila – the system is installed. It may take a little bit of doing to get the wireless connection set up as you desire it, but it’s not too difficult. If you desire it, the wireless connection can work with your WiFi in your home or with another home network. But usually, the wireless network for home security devices uses radiofrequency waves to send and receive signals. Thus, as WiFi cuts out on occasion, this will not happen to your home security system – it’ll continue to function on its own network. Wireless home automation products are not always wholly wireless; many still require electricity for the devices to power on. But the connection between them will always be wireless. And some devices are truly wireless and run on batteries.
Wired Home Automation
On the other hand, wired home automation is hooked up with wiring. A more affordable way of doing this is to use the power lines already running through the walls of your home and simply hooking the home security products up through that wiring. But as this limits many of your freedoms about where you can control your home security, most people will choose to install new Cat 5 wiring through the walls. It’s costly and requires the help of a professional hand, but it will be generally reliable in the end.
What Does Wireless Home Automation Have over Wired Home Automation?
Wireless has several distinct advantages over wired. First of all, it doesn’t take the costly renovations and invasions into the walls of your home to install the system. In fact, you can install it on your own without the assistance of a professional team. Additionally, without the wiring, you don’t have to worry about a criminal trying to cut the wires in your system to shut down your home security. It’ll always be on with the wireless connection. Wireless home automation allows more flexibility in placing your products – as long as there is a location where they can receive and send signals to each other, they can be placed virtually anywhere. This is a huge benefit if you want to disguise the fact that you have cameras or other surveillance to monitor the doorways and entryways to the house.
When choosing to go with wireless home automation over wired home automation, you’ll have a lot more freedom to work with, and it’ll be more reliable and secure. But even though it’ll be easier for you to manage on your own, it is still recommended that you talk with home security companies in your area to make certain that you choose the best devices with the right range of connectivity for your home’s needs. Do not rely solely on your own judgment here because understanding all the ins and outs of wireless connections can be difficult. Click the banner on the side of the page to contact a home security professional near you.