Queensland weather can be temperamental with its dry winters and violent summer storms. Now that you are about to move into your first home, you want to make sure your family and your contents are properly protected by a security system. After all, you have worked hard to get where you are today, so not being a crime statistic is important to you. Interestingly enough, summer storm systems can wreak havoc on a security system if you choose the wrong one. These are the main pointers you need to think about when buying a security system for a home which will experience storm activity this summer.
When lightning strikes
When lightning strikes a power line or transformer close to your home, it is not unusual to experience a power surge. This is because there is an increase in electrical pressure within the power lines, and the only place it can travel is along the lines and into your home.
These power surges are common during lightning storms, and you already know to protect your electronics by plugging them into a surge protector. However, devices hard-wired into your home are not as well protected. Therefore, if you want to ensure your security system is not disabled thanks to a lightning strike, do not choose one which needs to be hard-wired into the electrical circuit of your property.
To ensure your security system always operates no matter what the weather, choose a wireless system instead. The main benefits of wireless security systems during storm activity are:
- the system sends signals using the same sound waves as a cellular connection so storm will not disrupt it
- wireless does not need to be plugged into a phone line, so it does not matter if this line gets waterlogged and stops working
- wireless systems have battery backup so are not affected if the power goes out
- a wireless system is not affected or disabled by power surges as not connected to the main house wiring
Additionally, wireless systems are fast and easy to set up as they do not need electrician involvement to wire them in. A wireless system is very much a plug and play type of device.
Consider these pointers when looking at the new security system for your home. Rather than having a device which malfunctions when the weather gets ugly, you can have a security system that protects you and your home 365 days of the year, and that's the peace of mind you are looking for.