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Affordability is a big attraction for wireless home security systems, especially when you can avoid paying an installer and do it yourself.
Many home security companies today specialize in easy-to-use, portable systems that homeowners and renters can install on their own. Some systems take only minutes to install, and you avoid the labor costs. They offer the same features as professionally installed burglar alarms, only they cost less money.
The wireless systems are battery-operated, and use existing radio wave frequencies to work. Some wireless systems automatically dial several pre-programmed numbers when the alarm is activated.
Look for these wireless components in a new home security system:
Other basic features include backup batteries, receivers, transformers and smoke detectors.