Are wireless alarm systems any good?

Is your ideal security feature a wireless alarm system? If you’re interested in finding out more about smart and flexible wireless alarm systems, we can help.

Regardless of whether your home has never had an alarm system previously or you’re considering whether to replace your existing wired home alarm with a wireless alternative, we have all the answers you need to make the best decision to protect your home or business.

Below, we explain the advantages of opting for a wireless alarm system and how these systems work before identifying the best wireless alarm systems on the market.

What is a wireless alarm system?

Put simply, a wireless alarm system is an intruder detection system that isn’t hardwired.

Instead, the various components of this system communicate using radio frequencies or a mesh network and internet connectivity.

Due to this capability to connect with other devices in the home, wireless alarm systems are often referred to as smart alarm systems.

How do wireless alarm systems work?

A wireless alarm system is composed of sensors and a control panel that wirelessly communicate with one another typically using radio frequencies. This two-way wireless communication means signals can be sent and received between the sensors and control panel.

While these systems do not rely on an internet connection to work, however, some wireless alarm systems can be connected to your home’s Wi-Fi to make operating your wireless alarm system even easier.

Are wireless alarm systems better than wired systems?

Both wired and wireless alarm systems have their own benefits. Ultimately, you need to decide which one works best for your home security preferences. However, when compared to wired alarm systems, wireless alarms stand out when it comes to ease of installation.

Without the need for wiring installation behind the walls and under the floors of your home or business, the installation of wireless alarm systems is much easier, quicker, and more affordable.

While wireless alarm systems can often be easily installed without professional support,  wired alarm systems typically require professional installation due to the additional labour and complexity.

This extra labour often means the installation cost of a wired alarm system is significantly more than the price of a wireless alarm system install. However, a wireless alarm system is typically more expensive than a wired alternative, so it’s important to take both of these factors into account when trying to choose the right option to suit your budget.

When it comes to reliability, wireless alarm systems don’t have any observable wires leading from the walls or floors to your alarm sensors or control panel, so there’s nothing for a potential intruder to cut or interfere with.  Wired alarm systems, on the other hand, can be easily cut once an intruder has accessed your home or business.

Not to mention, for even greater wireless security, you can even purchase wireless alarm systems that boast a battery backup. This means your home will still be protected even in the event of a power cut or fire. With battery-operated wireless alarm systems, you can therefore enjoy greater peace of mind.

What is the best wireless alarm system on the market?

There are many fantastic wireless alarm options currently on the market varying in design, features, and price, so there’s no one answer to ‘What is the best wireless alarm system on the market?’. However, some of the most reliable wireless alarm system options include those manufactured by Yale and Verisure.

Here at Homefront Electrical, we cater to all kinds of budgets and can supply and fit a variety of wired, wireless, and hybrid alarm systems.

If you’d like to find out more about our recommended wireless alarm systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and experienced team of electricians.

Where to find wireless alarm systems

Searching for a high-quality wireless alarm system? For the best wireless alarm system installation in the Stockport and Greater Manchester area, choose Homefront Electrical. Our expert team of qualified electricians have more than 30 years of experience installing burglar alarm systems in residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Serving a wide range of UK locations including Cheshire, Stockport, and the North West, our team can travel to a variety of surrounding areas. To find out more about our services and prices, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and highly-knowledgeable team by calling us on 0161 989 5671.

We also welcome enquiries submitted using our handy online contact form as well as queries sent to

Once we’ve received your enquiry, rest assured we’ll be in touch soon to find out more about the size and location of your property or home alarm system installation job.

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