Wired Touchscreen Alarm Panels
Wired touchscreen alarm panels are not very common. If you want an alarm system with a touchscreen controller, then you typically have two options. The first is to get a wireless touchscreen alarm panel. These devices are typically easier to install for DIY users. And if you get a wireless system that supports encryption, then you can have proper peace of mind in knowing that your system is extremely secure. If you really want to go the hardwired route, then you can get a hardwired system and add a touchscreen keypad. Although that wouldn't technically be a wired touchscreen alarm panel, the effect would more or less be the same.
If you do ever come across a wired touchscreen alarm system, then it would likely be some sort of a hybrid system. A hybrid security system is an alarm system that is built to support both hardwired and wireless device. Of course, you can already do that with a hardwired system and an added wireless receiver. But a hybrid system would have this all integrated from the start. This is great for industrial or commercial locations where you need some of the benefits and structure of a wired system, but you also want the convenience of a wireless system. For regular operation, you will have an inviting and colorful touchscreen controller that is a joy to use.
The biggest reason to consider a wired touchscreen alarm panel over a traditional wired panel is obviously due to the touchscreen. Like we said earlier, most wired panels have a touchscreen option available. The end result is still the same. You have a touchscreen controller for operating your system. Many users prefer touchscreen keypads over classic push-button keypads. Touchscreen keypads have menu icons that can be easier for users to understand. And some users might feel intimidated or nervous when using a push-button keypad. They might be afraid that they might enter the wrong code or make a mistake. With a touchscreen keypad, the process is easier for anyone.
Remember that hardwired systems can be more difficult for a DIY user to set up on their own. Running wires can be a challenging and time-consuming task. You may need to hire a professional to complete the job. That is why we generally try to steer DIY users towards a wireless panel. A wireless system will be much easier to set up. In fact, if you use wireless sensors and mount using double-sided foam tape, then it's very likely you can complete the entire setup using just a screwdriver. You might also want a desk mount to avoid having to mount the panel to the wall. And like we said earlier, using encrypted wireless sensors will make your wireless system extremely secure. But if you want to go with a wired system with a touchscreen keypad, then we can certainly facilitate that request as well. Just know that you will probably find it easier to go the wireless route.