The worst part about choosing a home security system is deciding whether to go with home security without landline or home security with landline coverage. You will never know if you made the wrong decision until something goes wrong and the system fails you – and of course, nobody wants that to happen. We want to help you to make an educated decision about your home security coverage based on knowing the way home security connections are run. And there are multiple options here – wired, wireless, broadband, VoIP – but we’re going to focus chiefly on cellular and landline home security systems.

1254480_84097959Let’s start with landline. Landline home security is where it all began. It’s the pioneer of modern home security systems. With landline, your security system is all connected with wires throughout your home and connecting your system to the central monitoring station for monitoring services. There are a few reasons why you might want to choose landline home security. One, it’s more reliable – there’s no likelihood of a wireless signal cutting out, nor is there the problem of interference. Like your electricity, it doesn’t get much more stable than good, solid wiring. Two, it’s a proven system that works. Nobody can argue that. However, there are also a few reasons to steer clear of landline home security. The first is the cost – installing all that wiring takes a lot of money for the wires and the services, which may or may not be worth it to you. Additionally, it’s not particularly flexible. You’re stuck putting your security devices wherever the wiring will let you, which means you might not be able to put them where you wanted them initially.

Now, on to cellular home security. Cell phone home security runs not on wires or radiofrequency wireless waves but on cellular network connections. The same networks that all you to call people on your mobile phone will be those controlling and empowering your security system. cell tower at duskOnce again, there are a few reasons to seriously consider cellular home security. First, some of the best home security companies out there have gone entirely cellular for their home security systems. And the fact that they exclusively sell home security without landline means that if you choose to ignore cellular security, you choose to ignore those companies. Cellular security is also easier to install and more flexible because you don’t have to rely on wires or cords. Just make sure that the places you put your devices will still allow them to communicate via the cellular connection. What’s more, chances are pretty good that you’ve mostly gone cellular with your own phone usage. Why keep up two kinds of phone bills just for your home security when you could consolidate into one? Still, cellular security isn’t perfect. Any wireless connection is probably less reliable than wired security systems. You’ll have to decide what is worth it to you.

Home security can be a blessing or it can be a headache. That’s up to you; no one can make this decision for you. In fact, your neighbor would probably make the opposite choice from you. So let your choice of home security be a boon to you by going with the kind of system that feels right for you and your home.