home security monitoring

house alarm systems

Here’s a list of some of our favorites. And if you’re uncertain whether you want to do it yourself or have one installed for you, we also have a list of the best home security systems, which is a combination of professionally installed and DIY kits to help you. Nest Secure read our full review here is the best example of what a home security starter kit should be: Simple, easy to understand, and unobtrusive while it’s working—but with plenty of options for expansion or additional features. The kit comes with the Guard hub, a round device with a number pad that tracks all the other sensors, but also incorporates a siren and motion sensor of its own. You also get two Detect motion sensors to set up where you please around the house, and two Tag key fobs that will let you pass through them. You can disarm the detectors with a code, or simply choose a silent mode to avoid triggering the alarm when necessary. The kit itself comes with a large touchscreen hub, a motion detector, and two sensors for your windows and doors. Make no mistake, ADT intends for this system to be paired with its professional monitoring, which means monthly fees—but there is a “no monitoring” option you can choose. However, the system really shines when you see how easily it can become a whole house smart platform. ADT has sensors to monitor everything from carbon monoxide to water leaks, and SmartThings has devices to manage lighting, thermostats, door locks, and more. The kit gives you a hub to control everything from…as long as you’re willing to stick with these brands.

home security monitoring

It is self contained, requiring no contracts or monthly subscriptions, although there is 24/7 nationwide professional monitoring available through the GetSafe website. In the vein of true DIY home security systems, setting up the GetSafe alarm system takes just minutes plug and play and requires no specialized tools because the sensors are wireless and can be mounted with 3M double sided tape. In addition to the GetSafe app which is compatible with iOS and android devices, this home security system includes a smart hub that communicates wirelessly with the sensors and sends system alerts to your smart phone, a siren of about 85 decibels that uses four AA batteries, an entry sensor that secures doors and windows after 3M double sided tape installation and is powered by a single AA battery, a motion detector that uses passive infrared technology to sense the body heat of an intruder but avoids pets under 40 pounds and also comes with 3M double sided tape for easy installation, and a cellular SIM card. In today’s world, it has become easier and, arguably, more necessary than ever to set up a smart home. This includes integrating your Things into a system that can easily and remotely be controlled…by you. Think cameras, alarms, speakers, door locks, lights, thermostats, vacuums, and even pet feeders.