Commercial security systems are designed to address the various security challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis. However, these solutions have to be tailored to meet the specialized needs of each business. An important decision that businesses have to make when selecting a security system is whether to have a wired or wireless system. Many people would argue that wireless is the better option since it is less intrusive. However, wired systems offer more benefits.
The Advantages of Wired Security Systems
Radio Interference: Wired systems use cabling to transmit signals and therefore, do not suffer from radio interference. As such, hard-wired systems are more secure, unlike the wireless systems, which are prone to jamming using radio frequency interference.
Maintenance Free: Wired systems are robust more reliable because all system components are powered through a centralized point. In addition, only one backup battery that is located in the master control panel is required. For this reason, the hard-wired systems can operate for extended periods without any maintenance. Wireless systems on the other hand, require a battery in each of the wireless transmitters and thus, need regular inspection and battery replacement.
Durability: The sensors used in wired systems are more durable because they are simple contact points. These sensors do not use electronic circuits that can malfunction or wear out, compared to the mini-transmitters that are used in wireless systems.
Cost-Effectiveness: The initial cost of implementing wired security systems might be significantly higher than that of wireless systems, owing to the cabling and infrastructure that needs to be set up. However, the hard-wired system is more cost effective in the long run since it is durable, reliable, and requires minimal maintenance.
Self-Monitoring Capability: Wired systems are difficult to tamper with, due to their ability to self-monitor. For example, if a sensor is tampered with or a line is cut, the system sends an alert to the central monitoring station.
Integration: Wired security systems are easier to integrate, owing to the direct connection between components and the centralized power supply.
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