3 Reasons Wireless Smoke Detectors are Better Than Hardwired

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We have great news!

The fire death trend has been steadily decreasing since 2008. With improved safety measures and new technology, we’re putting a dent in the number of lives lost.

Regardless, 364,300 is a big number – and that’s how many estimated fires there was in 2016. Of those, 50.3 percent were a result of a cooking accident. About 10 percent goes to heating, and 6percent goes to both carelessness and electrical malfunctions.

How careful are you being in your daily life? What steps are you taking in your home to prevent becoming a part of the statistic?

Wireless smoke detectors are a great place to start. Here’s why.

1. You Can Install Them Now

Hardwired smoke detectors have their own advantages. But easy installation is not one of them. Hardwired means that the wires of the detector are interconnected to the electrical system in your home, and every other detector in it.

Most hardwired systems get put in place during original home construction. But wireless, or battery-operated detectors, can get installed anywhere, any time. And it’s not difficult, either.

Do you have a drill and some screws? Then you can install a wireless detector yourself. The application process is easy, straightforward, and quick.

And don’t skimp on the amount, either.

There should be at least one in every room and on every floor of the home. Don’t worry – home tech such as this increases your property value. Not only will your home be up to code, but its safety features will also be an attractive feature if you ever choose to sell.

2. They Run on Batteries

Taking wires out of the equation makes everything a lot simpler.

You won’t have to worry about burnt wires. This could affect your home’s entire electrical system. Faulty wiring is one of the many things that can contribute to home fires!

The detector will also continue to work despite any power outages.

A stand-alone, wireless detector involves easy maintenance. It’s safe and effective. As long as you set regular reminders to change the batteries, you’re good to go.

3. Wireless Smoke Detectors Save You Money

But not at the expense of your safety.

Simply put, wireless detectors are as effective as hardwired. But installing hardwires detectors is a laborious, time-consuming, and expensive process. Why put you and your home at risk if you don’t have the extra cash or time on hand?

Wireless detectors come with a transparent price tag. You buy them, install them, and you’re done. They can range from the lower end of around $20 and $30 to a little more advanced and pricey of about $100 or so.

Why pay labor fees when you can install them yourself for free?

Stay Safe in a Smart Home

Seventy-five percent of all civilian fire fatalities occur as a result of fires in residential buildings, such as our homes. And worse yet, the majority, 51 percent, occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. So while you’re sleeping, you need to know that something will be there to protect you.

Speaking of protection, do you feel confident in your home’s security system? If not, check out our article on what to expect from the best systems.