Here at Uxari, we are proud to offer our customers state-of-the-art DIY home security products and home automation equipment. We believe in the future of wireless home security as a complete and total replacement of older, wired systems that relied on telephone landlines and hardwired electrical systems. Wireless DIY systems are cheaper, easier to install, and fully functional even when electric service is out. In simple terms, there is no good reason not to have a wireless security system in this day and age.
There are concerns with wireless systems just as there were with wired systems decades ago. Still, a wireless security system is definitely better than no system at all. Why? Because security systems act as deterrents to burglars. Annual statistics from the FBI routinely show that homes with security systems (wired or wireless) are significantly less likely to be victimized by burglars. The statistics have not changed significantly in years.
Near Perfect Systems
Critics of wireless systems claim that they are too risky because they can be breached. Again, we admit there are concerns. A skilled hacker with the right kind of equipment and some coding knowledge can cause problems with a wireless home security system just as he/she could with a smartphone or laptop computer working on a wi-fi connection. There is no such thing as a perfect security system that is completely safe from breach.
Wired security systems are no different in that regard. How so? Because electric and telephone service can be cut in a split second using a very cheap tool any burglar can buy at the local DIY or big-box department store. It is a lot easier to disable a wired security system than a wireless system. For someone to breach a wireless security system requires basic working knowledge of radio signals, cellular signals, and jamming techniques.
Speed Is Key to Success
The knowledge that home security systems act as a deterrent leads to a worthwhile question: why do they act as deterrents? It boils down to speed. A typical burglar is someone who is trying to get in and out of a house as quickly as possible without being caught. Burglars are looking for items they can quickly steal, stick into their pockets, and take down to the local pawn shop.
Your average burglar is an opportunist. He or she is not going to spend the time researching how to write code that he/she can then deploy on a mobile device to thwart a wireless security system. There are far too many homes left unsecured to go through the trouble of breaching your system.
By the same token, a burglar sophisticated enough to take the time to hack a wireless security system will also be sophisticated enough to get by any other security measures you put in place. These are not the kinds of intruders that security systems are intended to stop. There is little that can be done to stop them anyway.
The fact remains that home security systems do act as a very effective deterrent against burglars. They will move on to an easier target if there is any suspicion that your house is alarmed. FBI crime statistics prove it.
If you are concerned about the effectiveness of wireless security technology versus wired, rest assured that you have nothing to worry about. A wireless security system is just as safe and reliable as a wired system, and just as effective at deterring criminals.