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Wired Security Systems, often referred to as a "Hard-Wired" system, utilize a main control panel which has multiple sensors connected via wiring, and typically a horn/siren for local alarm annunciation. Whenever possible, we recommend installing a wired system for many reasons. Wired systems require less maintenance over the lifetime of the system than wireless systems because there are no batteries to change in the remote sensors (door contacts, motion detectors, glass breakage detectors), and they provide more flexibility for a variety of manufacturer's sensors. They are also less susceptible to interference from other electrical signals.

The wiring for these systems can be run and concealed in a variety of ways. During new home construction, it is highly recommended that the building is "Pre-Wired" for security. This involves running all of the wiring through the ceiling space and walls so that a wired system can be easily installed at the end of construction.

Why Should I Choose a Wired Security System?

  • New Construction
    Almost without exception, a wired system should be used in new building construction.
  • Flexibility
    A wired system allows you to mix and match a variety of devices from different manufacturers.
  • Appearance
    Wireless system transmitters are often more visible than wired sensors.
  • Lifetime
    Wireless transmitters have a limited lifetime. Wiring in your house or business should last a lifetime!

Wireless Security Systems have become more common in recent years as reliability and maintenance have improved, and equipment cost has decreased. Guard-O-Matic carries a wide variety of systems to meet your specific requirements and budget. We commonly recommend wireless for a variety of applications.

Wireless systems generally consist of a control panel, keypad, siren, remote door and window sensors, as well as remote motion and glass-break sensors.

Using a wireless system is virtually the same as using a wired system. Remote sensors contain a battery that requires periodic replacement every 1-3 years, and the control panel contains a backup battery that requires replacement every 1-3 years.

We recommend installing a wired system due to the lower maintenance and a wider selection of devices, but wireless systems may often be the best option.

Guard-O-Matic takes your security and safety seriously, from system design to installation and service. Contact one of our customer service representatives today for a consultation at 480-831-8118.

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