DIY Security Systems
For decades, security systems and installation were the domains of security companies. Now, with the simple click of a button and a decent budget, anyone can install their own security system that links to their smartphone. This has made security more accessible to everyone. Let’s look at some DIY systems on the market, ready and waiting for you to purchase and protect your home!
Abode iota All-In-One Security Kit
If you want all-in-one security, the Adobe iota is an excellent choice. It includes a 1080p camera, a built-in siren, a motion sensor, several wireless radios (including WiFi, Zigbee, and Z Wave), and compatibility with Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, and Apple’s HomeKit. It stores the video locally, and you can upgrade to a monitoring service for peace of mind. The kit comes with a camera, one door or window sensor, and a single key fob.
Ring Alarm Pro
Doubling as a six-way WiFi router, the Ring Alarm Pro is the perfect addition to an Alexa run smart home. It’s easy to install, has an affordable monitoring option, and works with many other platforms. The downside is that it doesn’t work with either Google Home or Apple’s HomeKit. The Ring Alarm Pro kit comes with a base station, a motion sensor, four door or window sensors, a range extender, and a keypad.
SimpliSafe Home Security System
This home security system comes with two different options: cellular and WiFi. While the door cam isn’t the best, the lack of a contract can be a great selling point for many people. It’s also very easy to install and includes flood and fire detection. Each kit comes with a base station, motion sensor, entry sensor, yard signs, and windows decals. You can upgrade the system to include more, like a keychain remote, doorway entry sensors, panic button, and alarm.
Wyze Home Monitoring
Wyze offers a build as you go system, starting at around $50. You can select which items you’d like to be part of your package, which works well for people on a budget. It works with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, but not Apple HomeKit. By purchasing a year’s worth of monitoring ($59), the kit itself is free. The starter kit comes with a hub, two contact sensors, a keypad, two window decals, and a motion sensor. After the first year, monitoring is only $4.99 a month!
Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll be well protected. All of these have excellent consumer reviews and are very popular options. You can also upgrade each one to fit your needs at any time. You can’t go wrong with a DIY security system from this list!