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You hear it all the time, "technology has come a long way."  Even with this phrase on the tip of our tongues nowadays, some of us are still reluctant to take the leap into more advanced technologies.  

Pictured Above is a Inovonics Wall Mount Motion Detector

We understand that there are many rational reasons why this is the case, especially with regard to wireless devices for your security system...specifically, motion detectors and window and door contacts.

In the past, people had legitimate concerns about the range, or more accurately, clarity of signal, that wireless devices such as these had.  They also did not want to be changing batteries too frequently either.

Well, these two valid concerns have basically gone by the wayside in recent years due to technological advances.  Today's wireless security devices provide a strong and reliable signal and lithium batteries are offering up to five years of battery life.

These are not the only areas that wireless security has advanced.  Two-way verification of device integrity is now also employed.  Basically, the panel sends a signal to the wireless devices and looks to receive an "I'm ok" message back from each device.

One final note on wireless security devices: Speaking of two-way communication, make sure you're being quoted "apples to apples" with regard key fob transmitters.

One company's wireless key fob transmitter may be more expensive, but for good reason--it may not only arm the system when you press a button, but it will also inform you that the system's been armed (gives you the system state).

One-way transmitters, which may be less expensive, may arm the system, but do not inform you that the system's been armed.  You basically have to "take it on faith" that it has done its job in this case.

So be sure to consult with your security company to take full advantage of all that wireless security devices have to offer.  Thanks for spending some time with us today.

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You hear it all the time, "technology has come a long way."  Even with this phrase on the tip of our tongues nowadays, some of us are still reluctant to take the leap into more advanced technologies.  

Pictured Above is a Inovonics Wall Mount Motion Detector

We understand that there are many rational reasons why this is the case, especially with regard to wireless devices for your security system...specifically, motion detectors and window and door contacts.

In the past, people had legitimate concerns about the range, or more accurately, clarity of signal, that wireless devices such as these had.  They also did not want to be changing batteries too frequently either.

Well, these two valid concerns have basically gone by the wayside in recent years due to technological advances.  Today's wireless security devices provide a strong and reliable signal and lithium batteries are offering up to five years of battery life.

These are not the only areas that wireless security has advanced.  Two-way verification of device integrity is now also employed.  Basically, the panel sends a signal to the wireless devices and looks to receive an "I'm ok" message back from each device.

One final note on wireless security devices: Speaking of two-way communication, make sure you're being quoted "apples to apples" with regard key fob transmitters.

One company's wireless key fob transmitter may be more expensive, but for good reason--it may not only arm the system when you press a button, but it will also inform you that the system's been armed (gives you the system state).

One-way transmitters, which may be less expensive, may arm the system, but do not inform you that the system's been armed.  You basically have to "take it on faith" that it has done its job in this case.

So be sure to consult with your security company to take full advantage of all that wireless security devices have to offer.  Thanks for spending some time with us today.

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