There is an increasing tendency of modern security consultants to recommend wireless systems while considering security systems for the home and even the workplace. It is as though the mantra of being wireless could bring in solutions to some common problems with providing security or that it is the end all to all problems.
The Robustness Of Wired Systems
It must be pointed out that wired systems are what have been in use for the most part to the implementation of security systems in the past. Thus, in many ways, it is a tried and tested system that would have stood many tests and trials. The new wireless protocols need to be in use for a lot more time before it can come up to the standards of service that the wired systems can provide.
Of course there is bound to be limitations in certain aspects of wired systems. The more practical thing to do would be to work within the limitations and to stick to using the wired connections for as far as possible.
Being Fail Safe In Actual Situations
The times and extent that wired systems have been put to the trial simply cannot be ignored in using a system that is at best nascent. It is thus the wired networks that have got to prove their worth time and again.
This reliability factor is rather un-proven with most wireless systems. What it says is that the wireless technology needs further to be tested and proven robust before it can be given the same standing that wired technology enjoys in the industry.
When home security is being considered, the safety factor is important as also the reliability aspect. There are a number of security companies that try out systems in the home environments before using them in other areas as industrial safety and commercial spaces. It is as though the home does not need to be protected at all.
The Proliferation Of Standards And Platforms In Wireless
Considering that the wireless applications are rather new in their introduction, a fact is that there are different standards and even platforms in use. There has to be a wider acceptability of a more unified system than the many systems in use and this is going to come about only with the greater maturing of the market and technologies too.
Time is essential to bringing on convergence of standards and also of the platforms. It must never be that half baked systems are being put to use in actual situations that could in a number of cases compromise the situation.
What To Take From It All
It must be pointed out that the budding field of wireless must not be put to disrepute by using it in areas that is totally unsuited to the technology. A proper understanding of the field as well as the technology is the key to ensuring a greater acceptance as well as better development of wireless systems into the future.