When home alarms first became available, wireless technology hadn’t even been invented yet. That meant that everything was installed with wires, wires everywhere: wires running through your home’s walls and ceilings, snaking out to the master and secondary keypads and into your home’s landline phone system. This lasted a few years until a replacement was necessary. If you didn’t pay for an upgrade, your wall looked like a patient permanently cut open on the operating table – your alarm system guts spilling out everywhere.
Then along came wireless alarms, which are slowly nudging wired systems off the market. Wireless alarm systems offer huge advantages over wired systems – they’re less obtrusive, easier to install, and are affordable – making them the alarm of choice for many of today’s homeowners.
Top 5 Highest Rated Wireless Alarm Systems
1. Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security System 8-piece Plus Package
The SimpliSafe Wireless Home Alarm System is both a very highly rated and an extremely popular choice among homeowners who want a simple but full home alarm system that is easy to install. This wireless alarm system can be installed in your home on your own in under an hour and does not require a long-term commitment for a home monitoring service, though the service itself is inexpensive and offers great customer service.
2. Fortress Security Store (TM) S02-A Wireless Home Security Alarm System
Fortress is a well-known brand in wireless home security and rightfully so. This model has the most consistently positive feedback among homeowners, with features such as a fully programmable main unit and sensors, passive motion sensors, an auto-dialer function, and a loud, 110dB alarm that alerts neighbors and deters potential intruders.
3. Fortress Security Store (TM) S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial + Outdoor Siren
This is another popular wireless alarm system from Fortress that includes some more features for homeowners who want even more comprehensive home security. This model has all of the same basic features as the SO2-A model, but also includes an auto-dialer function that will call up to 6 designated phone numbers in case of a security breach, additional sensors, and an outdoor siren.
4. PiSector PS03-M12 Professional Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial
This wireless home security system offers some very unique features that might be attractive to some homeowners, such as a Silent Alarm Mode which calls out discreetly (suitable for shops or in life-threatening situations), a microprocessor-controlled pet-immune sensors for detecting motion of objects above 50 lbs with pre-analysis before alerting to minimize false alarms, and a volume adjustable function with mute to hide the console so an intruder cannot find it and smash it.