Many Australian homes have security systems fitted to them. Burglar alarms that make use of a fixed telephone line are common in many cities. Furthermore, you will often come across wired CCTV installations in larger properties. However, modern technology means that homeowners do not have to rely on wired security apparatus so much these days. This means that burglars cannot cut through them, of course, since exposed wiring won't be available to access. As such, domestic settings can be more subtly monitored without the need for armed cables or trunking about the place. If you are interested in fitting a wireless security system, then which ones should you be considering investing in?
Wireless Video Monitoring
Wireless video security systems are increasingly common in North America, Europe and Australia. They are more flexible than older systems because the cameras can be placed virtually anywhere you like on your property so long as they are within range of the base unit. This means you can keep potential criminals guessing as to whether they are under surveillance or not. The great thing about these monitoring systems is that they can even send you live pictures of your home wirelessly to your smartphone. That's great whether you are at home or out and about.
Wireless Motion Sensors
Passive infrared sensors have been the mainstay of burglar alarm security systems for decades. However, in the past, these needed to be supplied with power and a way to report back to the control unit when they had been triggered. Today's generation of motion sensors will do so over a wireless network. Many make use of Wi-Fi signals, but others are available in case the Wi-Fi were to go down. Many have small batteries inside them that can be charged from solar panels during the day so you won't need to supply them with mains electricity, either.
Wireless Door and Window Alarms
Although you can purchase stand-alone door and window alarms, there are integrated systems available on the market as well. Both use similar technology. When you close a window or door, two contacts will come into proximity with one another. So long as the system isn't disarmed, the alarm will sound if the contact is broken in any way, such as by someone picking the lock to gain entry. The difference between an alarm system and stand-alone alarms is that they can all be armed and disarmed central either from a control unit or from a connected smartphone.