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Wireless home security systems are gaining popularity for their convenience and reliability. They function just like traditional home security systems but often they have faster response times and provide more features.
Educate yourself on how wireless home security systems work, as you shop for a package that is right for your home amd family.
A basic wireless home security system is installed by placing wirless sensors on doors and windows intruders can use to gain access to your home. Inside the home, wireless motion detectors are placed in hallways, entryways, basements and other key areas where you want to restrict access.
The next step is to set up the control panel, or command station, which monitors signals from the wireless devices and sounds a siren when security is breached. The command station automatically notifies a remote monitoring service if security is breached.
A signal is sent over your telephone line or via a broadband Internet connection in your home. Of course, if you accidentally trip the alarm, the command center allows you enough time to disarm the system by punching a code on your keypad.
If a code is not entered, the monitoring service will try to contact you. If you are reached, you will be asked for a special password you've already established to verify your identity. For example, the password might be the name of your first pet or a favorite teacher.
Local authorities will be contacted if no one is home, or you cannot be contacted. The monitoring service will also contact relatives and friends on an emergency list you have provided.