Wireless alarms are easier and less disruptive to install.

There's no need to lift carpets to run cables under floor boards, move furniture or drill holes through walls. This generally reduces the installation cost compared to a hard wired system. Wireless alarms are also portable, so can be removed temporarily for decorating or permanently if you decide to move home.


Hard wired alarm systems are generally considered more robust, reliable and require less maintenance.

A hard wired alarm system would usually be installed by a professional to hide the cables, thus increasing the installation cost.


The installation of a hard wired alarm system should meet with British Standard 4737/BS EN 50131 and conform to the ACPO Intruder Alarm Policy. Ensure this is documented in your quotation should your chosen alarm company suggest a wired home alarm system.


Read more about the differences between a wireless and hard wired alarms here.

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