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Posted on April 9, 2013

Pros and Cons of Wireless Fire Alarms

With more and more communications systems going wireless, it’s only logical that life safety systems would follow suit. These days, more and more businesses and residential communities around the area are switching to wireless fire alarm systems thanks to their cost benefits and ease of installation.

So does this mean wireless fire alarms are the best choice for your building? Not necessarily. There are pros and cons to consider when it comes to installing wireless fire alarms:


  • Wireless fire alarms are portable – the main advantage of any wireless system is its portability. A wired system, obviously, needs wires to run, while a wireless system only needs a few nuts, bolts, and screws. Thus, the system is easier to install and modify.
  • Wireless fire alarms are easy to modify – don’t want to drill holes? No problem. If you want a temporary system while you add on or modify your building, wireless is a great choice to have, as you can easily modify and do with it what you want.
  • Wireless fire alarms will work if the power goes out – since wireless systems run on batteries, you won’t have to connect your system to a power grid. So, if a blackout occurs, your system will continue to run with no drops in protection.


  • Wireless fire alarms require batteries – make sure to have a lot of batteries on hand. Wireless systems run on batteries, so they will need to be frequently checked and replaced.
  • Wireless fire alarms have range restrictions – for large areas, a wireless system can have an issue with transmitting information to the main control panel.

If you have any questions about wireless fire alarms, or if you want to install wireless fire alarms in Houston, TX, call Kauffman Co. today!

We provide estimates for new and replacement fire protection systems throughout Texas (TX) in:

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