How a Wireless Home Alarm System Works

The components of wireless home security systems include a main control panel, alarms, detectors, sensors, and a wireless home security camera system. These systems have a number of clear benefits over wired systems, such as affordability, ease of installation, scalability, flexibility, and easy upgrades. Before we get to the full list of advantages, here is a brief overview of how these professional home security systems and their components work.

Control Panel

The main control panel receives and transmits signals between each home security component. It activates the alarm if there is a break-in and arms and disarms the system. The panel can be placed near the front door, in your bedroom or kitchen, or anywhere else as long as it is easy to access. Some monitored home security systems are equipped with control panels that use wireless cellular coverage to communicate incidents to the security system provider immediately. A pass code is used to operate them.

Loud Alarms

The alarms will sound as soon as they receive a signal of a break-in from the control panel. Wireless home security system alarms are loud enough to alert everyone on the property and the neighbors. However, you could opt for a silent alarm that will discreetly inform local authorities of a break-in to give them a chance to apprehend the burglars before they hear sirens and flee. 

Detectors and Sensors

Sensors use cutting-edge technologies detect security breaches on a property. For example, a motion sensor could rely on the use of infrared radiation—which detects the heat emitted from animal or human bodies—or a combination of microwave and radio frequency technology to detect actual motion. To monitor windows and doors, magnetic sensors are used. There are also glass-break noise sensors. When they are linked to Wi-Fi technology, these sensors transmit signals to the control panel upon detection of a break-in.

Wireless Home Security Camera System

You can access wireless cameras remotely on a tablet, phone, or computer. They use thermal imaging or infrared technology and can be installed throughout your home as well as outside it. Wireless cameras are easier to install because you don’t need an electrician to come and connect them to your property’s electrical system. They can normally be set up in less than half an hour.

Wireless security cameras are often a suitable option for tenants, people on a budget, or people with little to no experience with a home security service. Not only are wireless security cameras easier to transport, but they’re also more affordable and more secure than wired ones. You can place them anywhere you wish – all you need to do is plug them in.

Wireless home security systems work through a combination of the components described above. Each component serves a concrete purpose. The effectiveness of your system depends on the location of the components, the technology used, and how many components you have. There is a recommended range for wireless systems for all components to be in. If you’re getting one installed for the first time, you can reach out to your provider for assistance. They may be able to consult with you over the phone.

When you order one of these professional home security systems, your equipment will arrive ready to be installed and activated. First there is the actual technology to set up, such as mounting cameras. If you are linking to your own mobile phone, you need to connect the system via Wi-Fi.   Alternatively, if you are relying on professional monitoring, all it takes is a simple phone call to the security company.  Installation doesn’t take long and you will soon enjoy the peace of mind your security system brings.

Advantages of Wireless Home Security Systems

The advantages of wireless home security systems go above and beyond flexibility, affordability, and ease of use. We’ll explain each one briefly below. 


Wireless home alarm systems will not damage a property in any way because there is no need to open the walls up. This makes them a great choice for renters in particular.

Smart Integration

It is possible to integrate a wireless home security service with other smart home applications and operate all smart devices centrally. Do research before making a purchase because some brands and products are more compatible than others.

More Secure than Wired Systems

Wireless systems are generally more secure than wired ones because the latter will stop working if the landline is cut or if there is a power outage. Wireless systems don’t have this weakness because they use cell networks, Wi-Fi, or wireless mesh networks to link components – and transmit a signal to the provider in the case of monitored home security systems. What’s more, security systems that use a cell network can communicate in any natural disaster as long as there is adequate cell coverage in the area. Back-up batteries are used to power wireless alarm systems in the event of a power outage, which is why they will continue operating even if you’re off the grid.

Three-Fold Operation Process of Professional Home Security Systems

Wireless security systems operate in three steps: detection, alarming, and monitoring. Our final section provides the details of each.

In the first stage of the process, a status change is detected. This happens if an unauthorized party opens a door, someone breaks your window or comes in through your attic. A status change is also established if your smoke detector goes off.

In the second stage, an alarm will notify the occupants to potential danger on or around their property by means of an alarm system, siren, and/or flashing light. This is a crucial step regardless of whether you’ve signed up for professional monitoring or not because it allows you and your loved ones to get to a safe place until the police arrive.

Monitored home security systems are very important in the last stage of the security system process because the monitoring company will be notified as soon as the system detects an incident and activates the alarm. They can then communicate with you to assess the situation and directly contact the appropriate local authorities: the police in case of a break-in, the fire department in case of fire, and the medical emergency service if anyone has been injured. Monitoring professionals are trained to respond and handle signals while ensure that you stay calm and protected. They take the stress off your hands and put your mind at ease. 

Guest article written by: Heather Cowart is the Brand Manager for Brinks Home Security, one of the largest providers of home security with over 1 million subscribers. She is passionate about developing personal customer experiences and educating others about home security.

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