You might have seen security and monitoring system at your friends or neighbors house where they will get an alarm when a door/window is opened or when someone is in a room they get intimated. If you are wondering how can get similar best home monitoring system for your home without spending more than $50 month on a security company, then please keep reading this article.
Generally a home monitoring and security system will consist of few door/window sensors, motion sensor and a Hub which controls all these sensors. If you want to be alerted when someone opens a door or window of your home, then you need a door/window sensor. If you want to be alerted when someone is inside a room, then you need motion a sensor. It will either sound an alarm or if connected via virtual assistant (like Alexa) it will say that someone has opened a door or window or someone is in a room (which has motion sensor say basement). Some of the security systems also have capability to send you a message or call on your phone.
What can a home monitoring system do for me?
Secure your home:
Door/Window sensor will alert you when someone is trying to break in to your home. If someone breaks window and gets inside, then motion sensors will signal you that someone is there (here door/window sensor will not work as window was not opened).
You may want to get alerted when you child leaves her room or enters a room which is not safe for them. Door sensors and motion sensor can help you with this. If you want to be alerted when child opens a window, then you can place a window sensor to get piece of mind.
Create smart experience:
You can pair motion sensor to have lights turned on or your favorite song play when you enter a room.
Note: If you have a smart door lock then you will not need a sensor on that door as
What’s available in Market?
Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security and monitoring System
It comes with 4 or more entry sensors (based on package you purchase) and motion sensor. All these sensors are preprogrammed with base unit which is like brain of this security system. Hence you can you can install these sensors and you are ready to go. They also provide paid option to provide monitoring service but this system will work even without paying monthly.
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring system
This kit includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Outlet, Motion Sensor, and two Multipurpose Sensors. One good thing with smarthings is that it is compatible with almost all other smart home ecosystems like amazon alexa, Honeywell etc. You can use Smarthing Hub to connect other devices like security camera, thermostat etc at later point of time. One limitation which we feel is that it comes with only 2 multipurpose sensors. But you can buy more sensors separately if needed.
iSmartAlarm iSA3 Preferred Package Home Security System
This is one of the affordable option available in market. It comes with one cube one hub , 2 door/window sensor and 1 Motion sensor. It also comes with 2 remote tags which you can attach with your keychain and will let your alarm system know if a family member is entering or leaving home.