Ease-of-use and simplicity are two great reasons to choose a wireless alarm for your home. When compared to a traditional alarm system these alarms offer far more benefits. 

Here's more valuable information about wireless home alarms and their components:


Door and Window Sensors – Two of the most important elements of wireless alarms are door and window sensors. You’ll typically find these installed in or around door frames, door jambs, window frames, window sills and locking mechanisms. 

Once activated, the sensors trigger an alarm when a window or door is forced open. Some advanced sensors can even attach to glass panes, triggering the alarm when the glass is broken.

Motion Sensors – Motion sensors are another integral part of wireless alarms. Motion sensors employ infrared light or microwaves to sense the movement around them. Some motion detectors use a beam of infrared light connected to a sensing plate. If someone or something breaks this connection, the alarm is triggered. 

Other motion sensors use heat signatures to detect the presence of a human being. These sensors are a better option for outdoor wireless alarms, as they won't be set off by leaves blowing in the wind or by passing vehicles that infrared sensors are prone to do.

Cameras – Wireless security cameras can be used indoors and outdoors to view and record activity. In fact, security camera footage can be instrumental in court if a break-in or other crime occurs on your property. Another benefit to wireless security cameras is that they can be easily moved and adjusted without hassle.

Control Elements

Control Panel – To tie all of your sensors together, most wireless alarm systems use a control panel, which looks similar to a keypad. Most wireless alarms come with one control panel designed to control how and when your wireless alarms are on alert. Many can also be programmed to activate and deactivate during certain times to match your schedule.

Two-Way Communication – Burglars and fires can cut off the electrical supply to homes, severing phone contact with emergency help. A two-way voice communications system built into the wireless alarm’s control panel patches you in immediately to command stations to get you help as soon as possible.

Watch the video below to view the components of the GE Simon XT wireless alarm and its easy installation.

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