Burglar alarm systems fall into three general categories:
- Pre-wired system
- Wireless system
- Hybrid System (A combination of both wired and wireless)
Understanding Burglar Alarms
Provided your premises is already prewired for an alarm, wired alarm systems tend to be less expensive than wireless systems. However, this may not hold true if your premises requires wiring for an alarm. Most new properties will be already set up with the appropriate wiring in place for an Burglar alarm. Most wireless systems operate using batteries which need to be changed every 3-4 years and transmit signals via a radio frequency.
Generally speaking, if your property is pre-wired for an alarm then it is best to opt for a wired system.