In order to protect our homes and the ones we love, we go to great lengths. Thankfully, modern security systems provide an excellent level of protection, and those designed specifically for smart homes allow an even greater degree of security.
However, while we know that we may need a security system, there are so many options available that it can be a challenge choosing the right one for our needs. Let your team at Smart Homes Construction give you the insight on some of the best smart home security systems out on the market right now.
Before we begin, it is worth noting that there are different types of security systems:
- Those you can install yourself completely.
- Those which require a monthly subscription through a company and have certain installation fees applied.
Subscription Home Security Systems
The American District Telegraph Company (ADT) has been around for more than 140+ years and offers a modern approach to home security systems. The company provides smart options such as video surveillance, fire safety options, home automation options, and custom security systems that can be tailored to meet your needs.
One of the best facets of ADT security systems is that you can control anything and everything within the ADT app, from turning off lights to opening garage doors and even locking down the house, all with a tap of a button. All of these services are available with ADT through a fixed cost.
Just remember, it is always crucial to read the fine print when signing up through a contract service
2. Link Interactive
With many traditional home security services trying to transition into the ‘smart’ market, Link Interactive is one of the few that have successfully pulled it off. When it comes to professional monitoring, locks, detection devices and beyond, Link lets you build your own custom security package.
They also offer ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) systems that also allow you to control everything through their smartphone app, as well as a reliable central station monitoring service. The 24/7 service includes a 2-way voice panel in case of an emergency and which also allows the company to call an EMS when you don’t respond – they can even call the police for you.
3. Protect America
For 25 years, Protect America has offered dependable services. You choose the plan that best fits you, they ship their system to your house, and installation takes no more than an hour.
DIY Home Security Systems
1. Nest Secure
If you are willing to set up your own system – and don’t want to worry about having to pay monthly security fees – Nest Secure offers a solid starter pack for your smart home. With a small, minimalistic, yet effective design, Nest Secure offers a hub that runs through Wi-Fi, a motion sensor and a satellite detect sensor for guarding windows, doors, and the rest of the areas in your home.
Nest Secure is pretty simple to set up and the operating system is simple enough for the whole family to use. You can purchase additional keys for $25 for your kids, dog walkers, or the babysitter. The price can be a bit steep but if you are willing to invest in Nest Secure, it’s a great product to protect your smart home.
Like the Nest System, the Abode line offers a starter pack that is extremely affordable and effective. The starter pack comes with the hub device, door and motion sensors, and a key fob for easy access. Its solid performance and smart integration make it one of the best available DIY security systems on the market right now and subscription plans are fairly affordable. Add-ons include additional sensors as well as a camera to live stream through a smartphone.
The Simplisafe system is ranked as the best standalone DIY security system. It comes with the base station and separate keypad, a key fob, six door sensors, two motion sensors, a siren, and a smoke detector, all in one package. This affordable security system makes it ideal for your smart home. A great, simple to use, and effective system.