Wired vs Wireless Home Security Systems


Which System Is Right For You?

If you are looking to install a home alarm system, you’ve probably wondered whether it’s best to go with a wired or wireless alarm solution. Each option offers unique advantages, so let’s take a look at what you can anticipate with each.



Installation of a wireless alarm system is the easiest of the two options.  There are many good wireless security systems on the market – both professionally installed and with self-install options.  Check out EMC Security’s options that start at just $179 here.


Operational Costs

Wireless home systems require batteries, which over time, need replacing; whereas, a wired home alarm system will run off your home power source. It’s recommended that the batteries on a wireless alarm system be changed every two to three years, but the replacement cost is very low.



Modern wireless alarm systems, are continually evolving and are now, equally as reliable as traditional wired systems, so there is little to choose between the two for reliability.



For many homeowners, a wired alarm system appears messy. By contrast, wireless home alarms do not require drilling for installation and have no clunky wires or cables to hide.


Overall, wireless alarm systems are much simpler to install and can be expanded with additional accessories, sensors, and third-party devices as required. They are also more cost-effective, appealing to the eye, and with our range of smart home alarm enhancements, you can rest assured knowing that your security is taken care of for a number of years. Take a look at our product range.