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video transmission technology is one of the wireless products we install

Wireless Vs Hard Wired Alarm Systems

We are able to install hard wired alarm systems, wireless systems or a combination of the two in your home – depending on lay out.  As experienced security system installers we pride ourselves on being able to fit a solution that is right for you and your property in a neat and tidy way, without having unsightly cables visible.  

The Right Solution For You

We will recommend a solution to you that will keep everything neat and uncluttered in your home as well as offering effective protection and deterrents to intruders. 

Which Require Less Long-term Maintenance?

Customers are sometimes surprised to learn that in some respects hard wired solutions can be the most cost-effective and provide the most future-proofed protection.  This is because they require less maintenance in the long-run.  

Future-proofing Your Alarm System

Although the quality manufacturers who produce wireless alarm systems test their products rigorously to check that other technology, routers etc. do not interfere with their effectiveness it is impossible to completely guarantee that something will not enter the marketplace or be installed in your local area in coming years which could interfere with the wireless signal.  Nevertheless we only work with suppliers of wireless equipment which test to a very high degree.

Caution when dealing with newcomers to the industry

Even if you do decide a wireless system is right for you we would recommend that you seek the services of an installer who is at least capable of fitting either hardwired or wireless systems.  This is because we have seen a spate of new companies offering wireless-only systems who have proven to be less experienced installers.  In some instances they have installed an alarm system and then tied the customer into a long maintenance and monitoring contract (5 years in one instance).

An Alarming Case

Protect Yourselves From Poor Service and High Prices

We were alarmed to hear of one local homeowner who paid for the full service upfront.  As well as being charged 5 – 6 times what we would have recommended and charged for the same level of service worse was to come.  The new company went out of business and consequently the 5 years of remote monitoring they had paid for from a call centre/security response centre was lost. 


When the customer experienced difficulties with their alarm system (needed new lithium batteries) etc. they contacted the manufacturer of the alarm system directly as thety had no one else to turn to. The manufacturer in turn recommended they speak to us as a well-established, local installation business.   Although we have been able to assist these customers now at sensible prices it does indicate that the advice given to consumers by organisations such as SSAIB and Which? Magazine really should be adhered to if you are looking for a new alarm installation company.

Whether Wireless or Hardwired systems – we fit what is right for you

At Swan Security Systems we are highly experienced, security cleared installers who are experienced enough to lift carpets and floor boards when the customer wishes to have a hard wired system installed.  We pride on leaving your home with a security system in place, fitted so neatly that you would not know we had been there.

When You Might Need A Wireless Burglar Alarm System

In the event that you have concrete floors both up and downstairs and a design of property that would not allow for neat and tidy hard-wired installation then we would recommend a wireless burglar alarm system.

We always aim to advise you as we would if it were our own home that we were looking to protect – based on protecting against any vulnerability your personal circumstances and properties design has in terms of home security.

Getting in touch

For more information on wireless and hard-wired alarm systems please call us on 0121 377 6893, reach an engineer on 07855 406765 or email us here.