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If there’s something you’re looking for in a home security system, you can probably get it with Frontpoint. You can also expect excellent customer service, an installation that’s fast and easy to setup, and a very low pressure sales approach that keeps you from feeling bothered about upgrade or additional purchases when you call in with questions or concerns. It’s a great way for the company to keep their customers feeling happy with their choice of security system. Although the technology is very advanced, it’s also very user friendly too, so it’s easy to get started once the system is installed, and then working your system is generally quite intuitive too. There’s also cellular monitoring and two way voice communication too as nice touches. The equipment is efficient, and if you choose their premium service, you’ll also receive a lifetime warranty on the equipment itself. That can go a long way toward protecting your budget and ensuring that you’re making the right investment. All of this means you can have peace of mind that you are well protected. The monthly monitoring cost is around $30 to $50 per month, and Vivint customer service will be excited to sell you their latest and greatest options. The system is a good one for the money spent. See a more in depth Vivint review here.

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You can customize system settings such as entry delay, exit delay, and alarm duration, all from the app. You can also add up to 10 home security cameras inside or outside and up to 100 sensors and controllers throughout your home as you see fit. SkylinkNet is also compatible with other home automation devices, and they can all be controlled simply and efficiently from your smart phone via the SkylinkNet app. The GetSafe system is a complete DIY wireless home security system. 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. While the technology to do some, or all, of these things might feel overwhelming, DIY home security systems have taken center stage in designing systems that are made simple and relatively affordable.

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That makes it a lot more convenient for people with busy schedules. But one problem with this kind of installation is that no one is there to walk you through how the system works. You also don’t have someone to help you get it hooked up, and if you have to work with customer service over the phone, it can become stressful. Still, there’s something that feels quite nice about being able to install the system yourself and to get it working right. Some security systems require incorporating your new system with your existing wiring which means you will need to have the right tools for the job. Anytime you’re dealing with wiring and electricity, you really need to know exactly what you’re doing and have the tools to do it properly. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your new equipment, your existing wiring, or creating a fire hazard if it is not installed properly. So unless you truly know what you’re doing, you should probably opt for professional installation, especially if your new security system will need to be hardwired. If you choose a DIY wireless security system, most on the market today are fairly intuitive and easy to install. And, many of them don’t require any special tools or knowledge to get the job done. Professional installation was practically the only way to put in a home security system 15 years ago.

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