How Does a Wireless Home Security Alarm System Work?

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A Phone Jack and a Wall Outlet

  • A wireless home security system requires only a phone jack and an electrical socket. The system control panel is plugged into the wall, and hooked up to the telephone. Four phone numbers can then be programmed into its computer to be called in case of an emergency. This system does not need to be monitored by a home security company and there are no monthly fees that need to be paid for the service. If the alarm system is set off, it will sound a very loud siren, the lights in the house will flash on and off and of course, the four phone numbers will be immediately dialed so that other people you have selected can be made aware of what is happening inside your home.

Easy Installation

  • A wireless system is so easy to install that most homeowners can install it without need of a professional to get the job done. Once in place the system monitors doors, windows and detects motion throughout the house. When a sensor is tripped, the device sends signals to its various functions via radio waves, instead of wires. While a wireless security system is more expensive than the wired varieties, it is usually much more versatile and can be installed without damaging existing walls.

Monitor the System Yourself

  • Once the alarm is tripped and the system calls the homeowner, the owner can listen to the noise going on in the house and determine if the police should be called or not. This system can also be used for the homeowner's personal safety as well, enabling that person to turn lights on and off, dim or brighten them, all at the touch of a remote control button so that you never have to enter your house while it is still darkened again. You can also choose which lights will be turned on, thereby saving on the cost of electricity.

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