My most successful blog entry was called the Five Most Common Reasons Alarms Develop Faults and How to Fix Them. This is an extension of that information because here I looking at when it is time to not repair your old wired security alarm and replace it. Having been in the business of alarm installation for 36 years at the time of writing my simplest advice is that if you get a fault with your old wired burglar alarm and the system that is over 20 years old this is a good time to think is it really worth repairing your system especially if one of those faults turns out to be expensive to replace like your main control panel are your external siren box. Quite simply the cost of replacing either of the two main units could be well on the way to cost of having a brand-new wireless alarm system installed which are less costly nowadays because of the speed of installation. Wireless alarm systems are not inferior to wired systems nowadays, being very reliable and very easy to maintain by replacing batteries and testing both couldn’t be easier. Customers can obtain the standard batteries from the local supermarket and replaced them without any expert knowledge and then do a walk test which is a setting in the panel menu to make sure all parts are working.
Also so it must be mentioned at the major advantage with wireless alarm systems is that the parts are not interchangeable which may seem a strange thing to say as an advantage but it actually is because most of these wireless alarms when inactivation communicate by sending a telephone call from an auto dialler or a text or email message to inform the customer. The make of the alarm can be recognised by the external siren box and so it is common knowledge to a lot of alarm engineers and burglars which systems incorporate the communication ability so you can see that a wireless system is a big deterrent to would-be intruders because they know the makes of wireless alarms that will not only rely on the external and internal noise of the alarm system to put them off breaking in but the fact that the alarm system also communicates with the people who owned the property and that is the biggest deterrent. It is possible to put an auto dialler to a wired alarm system it’s just that these parts are interchangeable so by looking at the external siren box it is not obvious that system will incorporate some form of communication, it could just be an audible alarm system. So wireless alarm systems are cheaper and more efficient than the older traditional wired alarms. AD Alarms definitely believe that one of the commonest systems to be seen which makes it the most known about is the Yale wireless alarms that is why we install them. Not only are Yale alarms relatively cheap and fantastic value for money with great reliability they also the biggest deterrent communication once the alarm is triggered. If you would like our free friendly advice just contact us and it will be our pleasure thank you, Alan Davidson