With the arrival of the wireless alarm system with a Grade 2 and Grade 3 certification, solutions with a wireless signal have largely pushed the wired alarm systems out of the market. The quality of wireless technology has improved greatly, mainly due to the emergence of the two-way wireless signal.
How does a wireless alarm system work?
A wireless alarm system consists of a base station to which one or more sensors, detectors and smart devices are connected. In most cases, the base station of a wireless system must be supplied with power using the supplied adapter or via a 220V or 12V connection. There are also wireless alarm systems where the base station also works on battery, but this is explicitly stated.
- Connect base station
The base station connects to the internet or network via a network cable, WiFi or SIM card. This is necessary so that the wireless alarm system can send an alarm message to the set users in the event of an alarm. It is best to select a wireless alarm system with a double connection option. For example, a network cable and a SIM card as a backup.
- Operation via the App
You set the alarm via the App or the control panel. You link the sensors and give them a name and any zone. You can also set the users who should receive an alarm notification and other settings such as the exit time of the wireless alarm system can be set.
- Connect sensors and accessories
After pairing the sensors and other accessories, a wireless connection has been established between these accessories and the base station, so you do not have to pull any cables.
What about the security of wireless alarm systems?
Where for a long time a wireless alarm system was synonymous with being unsafe, this is no longer the case with the latest generation of wireless systems. This is due to the introduction of the two-way wireless signal with which the alarm systems work. This means that the base station periodically checks whether a connection can be established with the connected sensors. Due to the introduction of this technology, there are now wireless systems with a Grade 2 or Grade 3 certification option. As a company or person, you need a system with Grade certification for insurance above a certain value. If your insurance company has certain requirements for an alarm system and you want to know whether a wireless system is possible, please contact us. If the delivery of such a wireless alarm system fits within the possibilities, we can immediately provide you with a quote.
What are the disadvantages of wireless operation?
In principle, there are few real disadvantages to mention with a Grade 2 or Grade 3 wireless alarm system. The only trouble can be that every few years, often 3 batteries of the linked sensors have to be replaced. This is not necessary, for example, with a wired alarm system. However, with a wireless alarm system it is good to read whether a two-way wireless signal is being used. If this is not the case, which you often see with the cheap wireless alarm systems, then such a system only provides limited protection due to the high sensitivity to sabotage or malfunctions.
Buying a wireless alarm system in the store?
A wireless alarm system can actually be ordered online everywhere, such as at Bol.com and AliExpress. But as you have read above, when you are considering buying a wireless alarm system, it is important to pay attention to a number of specifications. Below we have selected a few wireless systems of which we are convinced of the quality for you. It is of course also possible to visit one of our stores to view a wireless alarm system. We are happy to provide you with appropriate advice before purchasing and can immediately show you the possibilities.