Three Reasons Wireless Security Systems Are Better Than Wired

June 10th, 2022

When it comes time to pick a security system for your Chico home or business, you may quickly become overwhelmed with the options. Security technology has advanced quite a bit in recent years and as a result there are so many great, affordable options. One of the most popular technologies to emerge is wireless technology. Wireless security systems use the same wireless technology as our smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices. These systems offer a range of benefits over traditional wired systems and can be a great option for you. Here are the top three reasons wireless security systems are better than wired:

1. Wireless Systems Are Less Invasive

Wired security systems are pretty invasive because they require a lot of infrastructure to support them. Many systems have unattractive wires exposed and require a central hub to plug them all in. On a small property, this can be really cumbersome. It can also just be extremely unattractive. Unlike wired systems, wireless systems don’t require all of this infrastructure. They run on batteries and use IP signals to transmit their recordings. So they can simply be hung anywhere.

2. Wireless Systems Fit Anywhere

Wired systems require very intense and destructive installation. You have to run cable throughout the property to set up the cameras. On top of that, the cabling may not fit where you need a security camera the most. This can be a real challenge for an installer and can cost a property owner a lot of money. Wireless systems, on the other hand, can fit wherever you want to put them. Since they rely on a signal, rather than hardware to run, they can easily be installed in the most difficult places. They will ensure you get the security where you need it most. 

3. Wireless Systems Are Portable

Finally, wired systems require installation that is built into the property. So they cannot easily be relocated either within the property or to another property. Wireless cameras on the other hand can simply be moved without any fuss. So if you decide to rearrange your property and need to move the cameras to a different area, it’s easy. You can also take them with you to another location if you move away from Chico. Wireless security systems are perfect for renters because they can go anywhere with you.

With all these benefits, it is clear why wireless systems are becoming far more popular than wired systems. Though wired systems still have utility in certain applications, but wireless systems provide more flexibility and are more cost effective. So depending on your unique needs, wireless may be the ideal system for you. 

To determine which of the two systems is best, you need to speak with a professional security expert. They will do a walkthrough of your Chico property and evaluate your unique needs. Then they will recommend a system that is perfect for you. So if you are considering going wireless for your security, call a professional today to learn more!

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D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

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"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

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