Did you know that wireless burglar alarms are great for homes that were initially built without any type of alarm system? With today’s technology you can purchase wireless burglar alarms that do not require any types of electrical wiring or connections to electrical components in the home in order for them to operate fully. Various components of the wireless burglar alarms include motion sensors, control panels, and contacts for both doors and windows.
How do the wireless burglar alarms work if there is no electrical connection? These systems use radio waves to pass on their information back to the control panel that runs the alarms.
The various components to the wireless burglar alarms do operate on batteries and you will need to check these often to make sure that alarms are all working properly.
Wireless Alarm Control Panel
The wireless alarm control panel is the main component for the entire system. In fact without a control panel the alarm system would not operate at all. Everything is completely operated and run through this system.
If your wireless burglar alarm system is connected to a security company, the control panel is the unit that the service company will be closely monitoring to make sure that your home is safe and secure.
The actual alarm trigger control is set inside the control panel and through careful monitoring of all the other parts of the system the control panel decides when an intrusion into the home has been made. This in turn turns on the alarm to alert everyone of an intrusion. Typically people place the control panel out of the way and out of site.
Wireless Alarm Keypad
Many people mistakenly think that the wireless burglar alarms are actually run from the keypad. It is easy to make this common mistake because the wireless alarm keypad controls the arming and disarming the alarm system as well as setting other features on the system. The keypad is typically placed near the inside entrance to the home for quick arming and disarming of the system.
Wireless Alarm Magnetic Switches
Magnetic switches are essential to providing additional home security. A magnetic switch adheres to the various window and door frames of the home. One part of the unit is a magnet and the other part is an actual switch.
The two parts must always be in contact with one another. Should they come apart for any reason the control panel will pick up the signals and trigger the alarm to alert everyone of a possible intrusion.
Wireless Motion Sensors
Wireless motion sensors detect movement and heat within certain ranges of the sensors. These are traditionally placed in large areas and hallways. If you have pets in the home you want to make sure that the wireless motion sensors for the alarm system have a pet safety zone feature built into them.
Wireless Remote Alarm Keys
Wireless remote alarm keys are a great feature for wireless burglar alarms because they allow you to set and disarm the alarm without using the keypad. It is recommended that these types of keys are not left lying around where they can easily be picked up by others. The keys look very similar to remote control car keys.