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Announced in January 2019, with expected release in the second half of 2019; pricing isn’t available yetWhy trust us on home automation systems?We've reviewed DIY home security systems for over four years. During this time, we've honed our testing process to look at over 100 distinct factors to determine how well a system works. Each time we update our reviews, we also update our scores based on how customers currently perceive the products. We do this by extensively researching user reviews at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe's. When we test, we borrow some of the DIY security systems from their manufacturers and buy others. Although we may reach out for technical support or for clarification on a particular feature, the companies have no input on our testing practices and we don’t share our results or rankings with them before publishing our reviews. As we researched this topic and security systems in general, we reached out to Jamie Vos, vice president of the Electronic Security Association ESA for his thoughts on DIY systems. He emphasized professional monitoring for security systems: “If you receive a text alert, you may not be in a condition to respond and you may not hear an alarm. At that point, you have lost valuable response time, whereas a professional monitoring station can automatically alert first responders. ”We also contacted Kirk MacDowell, a board member with the Security Industry Association SIA and president of MacGuard Security Advisors Inc. He said a security system can act as a central heartbeat in the home.

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We found that a lot more convenient than racing inside to beat the alarm’s 30 second window, particularly if you have an armful of groceries or a baby on your hip. The SimpliSafe system requires a professional monitoring subscription to receive alerts. That’s because it relies on a cellular connection rather than internet, so someone needs to send you an SMS text. There’s no option to receive automatic in app alerts. This also means your DIY security system is essentially a local alarm — meaning if a burglar breaks in, your alarm will activate, but the police won’t be alerted. You’ll have to pay for one of the professional monitoring plans to save yourself the task of keeping a constant eye on the video feed.

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Brinks Home Security is incredibly tech oriented and partners with the Nest brand for low maintenance, sleek tech options in the most basic Brinks package called “Nest Secure. ” These kinds of home automation features, which correlate with customer satisfaction according to J. D. Power’s survey, allow for your security system to be a hub for other smart devices, like automated locks and voice assistants. But they also might be more complicated than some people are looking for. Brinks may have everything you need for your home security system and it may be “tough on bad guys” with quick sensors and alarms, but it will likely only seem easy to those familiar with smart homes and smartphone technology. Here are 6 wrong reasons why people do not have a home security system. 1:Having home security cost a lot of money. Let us bust this bubble right away. Home security might even be free. Most insurance companies will give a discount on your homeowners insurance for having a monitored security system This discount can ad up to around 20%, and there are even companies that offer up to 40%/ Although a monitored system can cost you around $40 a month, the money you save on your insurance might pay for it.

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