If you’re worried about the safety of your home and family, then a burglar alarm system might be the thing for you. Burglar alarm systems can be complicated to choose and install, but they’re also one of the best ways to protect your property from theft or vandalism. Here are seven of our favorites:
Scout Alarm is a DIY home security system that includes a hub, door and window sensors, motion sensors and more. The system is easy to install. The great app allows you to control your alarm from anywhere in the world with a wifi or cellular connection. It also has two-way voice communication with both the hub and sensors so you can speak with anyone in your house if they have an emergency or get lost inside while playing hide-and-seek.
Scout’s low monthly fees make it affordable for most homeowners who are looking for an easy way to protect their homes without having to hire an expensive professional company such as ADT or Vivint Smart Home Security (which we will cover later).
Scout Alarm is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Vivint Smart Home
Vivint Smart Home is the most advanced home security system on our list. If you’re looking for something that will allow you to control your home’s security from your phone, Vivint is the way to go. It’s easy to set up, has a number of features and it’s reasonably priced.
Vivint’s main feature is its alarm system, but it also includes some other cool things as well:
- Sensors: Vivint can add sensors (like door/window sensors) so you can keep track of when doors and windows are opened or closed
- Camera: You can set up a camera in your home so you know who is entering at all times.
ADT Pulse is a good burglar alarm system for anyone who wants to have the most features available. Unlike other systems that only offer the basics, ADT Pulse has all of the bells and whistles you could want: door locks, home automation capabilities, environmental sensors, and home health monitoring. It also has a mobile app that lets you control your system from anywhere in the world.
If you’re looking for an easy to set up burglar alarm system that comes with plenty of features but won’t break your budget, ADT Pulse should be at the top of your list.
SimpliSafe Home Security System
SimpliSafe is a DIY home security system. It’s easy to install and use. You can get the system up and running in less than an hour, and the base station communicates wirelessly with other components, so you don’t have to run wires throughout your house. If you have any questions or need help with installation, customer service representatives are available at all times by phone or email.
SimpliSafe is also affordable; its starter kits range from $230 to $400 depending on whether you want additional sensors or not. The monthly monitoring fee is $14.99 per month for 24/7 monitoring (which includes fire protection).
Nest Secure Alarm System
Nest Secure is a smart alarm system that uses a keypad and base station. The Nest Secure system can be used with or without the Nest app, which allows you to control your home from any device.
The Nest Secure system comes standard with an alarm sensor that detects smoke, carbon monoxide and water leaks. It also has two door/window sensors for extra protection of entry points into your home. You can use up to 32 zones (or 10 devices) on this system so you can customize it based on how many areas need monitoring in your house.
Ring Alarm Security Kit
Ring Alarm Security Kit is a DIY security system that includes a base station, keypad and contact sensors. The Ring Alarm Security Kit comes with a free 30 day trial of cloud storage and professional monitoring.
If you don’t want to pay for the extra coverage, you can still use all of the features that come with installing your system without it (such as motion detection), but will be limited to storing video clips on your phone, tablet or PC. If you need more than 60 seconds of footage history, then this will not work for you since all of these devices are WiFi.
Abode Iota All-In-One Security Kit
The Abode Iota is a self-contained alarm system that can be installed and set up in minutes. It comes with an optional cellular connection, which provides an additional backup in the event of power failure. When the battery backup runs out, you can use it as a hardwired home security system instead of changing the batteries again.
The iota’s sensors are weatherproof, so you don’t need to worry about them getting wet or falling off your house during strong winds or snowfall.
There are several sensors available for this product: door/window sensors (that detect when windows, doors or other openings have been opened), motion detectors (that detect motion within range), glass breakage detectors (that detect broken glass by measuring vibrations) and water leak detectors (that sense moisture). Each sensor has its own onboard battery life of two years if not connected to the gateway hub; if connected, they have a battery life of 24 hours while disconnected from power sources like AC outlets and solar panels.
The best alarm systems have a lot to offer your family.
- Safety: Whether you’re home or away, an alarm keeps your family safe and protected.
- Peace of mind: With a good alarm system and the right monitoring service, you can rest easy knowing that help is just a phone call away.
- Home automation: An advanced system will allow you to establish schedules for lights and other appliances, monitor energy usage and more—all while keeping an eye on things remotely.
- Energy savings: An efficient security system makes it easier to control all aspects of your home with one remote device.
We hope that we have helped you to understand what it takes to get the perfect security system installed in your home. There are many options available, but the most important thing to remember is that you should be able to find one that fits your needs and budget. If possible, talk with friends or family members who have already installed similar systems so they can share their experiences with you as well!
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