Finding the best self-monitored home security system to serve perfectly a particular household demands serious research. To save you time and energy we conducted a thorough investigation of the market aiming to find the best affordable solutions. To rank these products, we analyzed the most important metrics such as equipment, features, and service, and came up with the best options for self-monitored security systems:
-Abode – is a new player but with already good scores. Their price-quality ratio is great and their products are easy to install and use. If a technical problem emerges they’ll offer to send the technician. Their equipment is resistant to all weather conditions and can be incorporated into some smart house systems for a small price. However, their trial period lasts 30 days only, and people who like modern features will probably pass this one for the next option.
-Canary – has shiny design, elegantly packed to impress its user. Every component is carefully connected to work with others as one coordinated system. For example, motion sensors will trigger the camera and then alarms, accordingly. The downsides of this system are 1 day only records storing and very expensive premium options.
-SimpliSafe – this is a well-known brand with high-quality products. Also, they are ready to offer different packages and services, such as to hire professional monitoring without monthly fee obligation. The installation is simple and quick but unfortunately, equipment doesn’t have a cellular backup. For those who are using the self-monitored system for the first time, with 60 days trial period, this could be a very good solution.
Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies
Visual Communication - 65%
Design - 55%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 70%
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