Wireless Alarms Are Now a Sound Option Says Crime Prevention Products

April 15, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
With an average of 1500 burglaries in the UK daily, installing a burglar alarm is becoming a must, particularly with the research that less than 1% of burglaries occur in homes with effective alarm systems. Many homeowners however baulk at the cost and inconvenience of hard-wired burglar alarms. Leading security providers such as Crime Prevention Products advise that there are now a range of reliable and affordable options available.

Wireless Burglar Alarms are an easy security solution to fit most budgets. They can be installed by the homeowner, thus avoiding costly professional installation. They also don't cause the disruption (and potential damage) involved in their hard-wired counterparts, such as having to remove floorboards, drilling, re-plastering etc.

Traditional wireless alarms have however been a cause of contention many customers found them untrustworthy and unstable because their receiving range was often not sufficient to pick up signals from every area they were supposed to cover. This short receiving area meant that even if a security door was opened when the alarm was on, it may not have registered on the main system. There was also the problem of signal interference, such as from a baby alarm or wireless doorbells.

The good news is that wireless burglar alarms are now available with improved technology. Reputable security providers offer them with an expanded and enhanced sensor range, making them as effective as hard-wired alarms.

Now that they have been rendered trustworthy, there is a wealth of benefits for homeowners to take advantage of:

* They are quick and simple to fit. They offer the added peace of mind of allowing homeowners to install and maintain their own home security.
* They remove the cost of hiring a security company to install the entire system i.e. connecting all the wires, tucking them away, and make sure all the security points register.
* The sensors can be placed almost anywhere location is not dictated by complex wiring issues.
* Additional sensors can be added easily, such as when a building is extended or the security level needs changing.
* They can be easily removed and re-installed in a different building this is perfect for tenants in rented accommodation where landlords will not allow alterations.

The difference between the way wireless burglar alarms and their hard-wired counterparts operate lies in their component parts. The control panel, sensors and alarm communicate via radio signals, rather than electrical wired connection across the whole system. Beyond this fundamental difference, the actual methods for detecting intrusion are common to both. In the majority of cases this is based on motion detection using Passive Infrared technology (which actually works by sensing the increased body heat of an intruder), sometimes combined with magnetic sensors attached to doors or windows that trigger an alarm when they are opened.

It is important to recognise though that wireless alarms will not suit every building. They tend to have a set transmission distance and are thus usually better suited to houses and small business premises rather than large commercial or public buildings.

Terry Rattee, owner of Crime Prevention Products, commented, 'Wireless burglar alarms are now a great option for homeowners to affordably protect their family and belongings without the fuss. They also have a variety of features to choose from, fitting every budget. Our products in this range are developed by the world leaders in wireless technology, so we can feel confident in offering sound peace of mind to customers.'