Wireless Home Automation and Weak Cellular Signals
Exciting developments in wireless technology over the last few years have opened the door to DIY home automation and security systems such as those sold by Uxari. Now, just about anyone can afford to make their home smarter and more secure at an affordable price and without undertaking a major construction project. That is because wireless systems rely on batteries, cellular signals, and wi-fi to make everything work. Here at Uxari, we are proud to carry what we believe is the best DIY wireless alarm system and home automation package on the market.
The differences between wired and wireless systems are pretty substantial. For starters, wireless systems continue to work even during power outages because they are battery-operated. Second, wireless systems do not rely on telephone landlines for communication to the outside world. It is all handled with cellular signals. Unfortunately, although it is not a major problem for most people, cellular service is the weak link. Even the best DIY wireless alarm system might have to be hooked to a landline if local cellular service is insufficient.
Wireless Works in Most Homes
Five or six years ago, the effectiveness of wireless home automation and security was spotty in many areas around the country where cellular service was inadequate. But thanks to fierce competition among the major wireless providers, adequate cell coverage exists in almost every region with even a small concentration of homes. It is getting harder and harder to find areas where wireless systems will not work.
You should know that expanding coverage is only one of the factors that have improved wireless home automation and security. Hardware improvements are another factor. Where the typical cell phone may still struggle with obtaining a signal in an area with weak service, the latest home automation and security equipment utilizes more power and larger antennas that drastically improve reception. Most people should not have a problem with home automation and security if they can get at least one bar with their cell phones.
When Problems Do Arise
As much as the industry would like to guarantee 100% success for all wireless home automation and security systems, that is not possible. Problems do arise in rare cases. However, there are workarounds available.
The first workaround is to connect the home automation control panel to a telephone landline for outgoing communications. In-home communications between devices are not affected by this because they operate on wi-fi signals. While this solution may not be ideal for someone who wanted a truly wireless system, it is still a workable solution – and still affordable – until cell reception in the local area improves.
A second workaround is to purchase a cellular booster. For a few hundred dollars, the consumer can buy a high-powered box with an internal or external antenna capable of capturing weak cellular signals and boosting them inside the home. The benefit of this solution is that it improves the performance of both wireless home automation and security equipment and the customers cell phones. Don’t confuse this with a basic wi-fi range signal extender.
Before purchasing a wireless home automation and security system, the consumer should ask questions about cellular coverage and service. Companies unwilling to be up front with this information may have systems that do not work well in some areas. Indeed, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Uxari sells what we believe is the best DIY wireless alarm system home automation package around. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our equipment and service options, including our most popular One plan. We believe you will find what we offer is very competitive and well worth the investment.