Is either alarm system portable?
Wireless home alarm: Moving house? Simply unscrew the control panel and wireless devices off the wall and take it with you. Ensure the mains are switched off before opening the control panel (or even better, call the alarm co.). A wireless alarm is a purchase for life!
Wired home alarm: No. A hardwired alarm is there to stay. Whilst you could disconnect all devices, main control panel, and external siren, you’d need to completely re-cable the system back into a new property. Not something many alarm companies would be happy doing.
* An annual maintenance contract is always recommended with any professionally installed alarm system. You don’t want to be “that annoying neighbour” whose alarm false alarms regularly.
In Wireless Home alarm system installers unbiased opinion, the best wireless alarm systems on the pre-install market today are manufactured by RISCO, Pyronix, Texecom, and Visonic. There are some good DIY wireless alarms available too; the best we’ve come across are Yale’s Easy Fit range or Home8 (if you’re looking for a smart alarm system).
The best hard-wired systems available are probably those made by Honeywell, Texecom, and Scantronic.
Hybrid alarms are also available, RISCO makes a great hybrid panel called Risco LightSys 2. A hybrid alarm works, as you’d expect, with both hard wired and wireless zones.