Home Security Alarms

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With 50% of the home security market taken up with costly installations and survey we look at the top 5 best Smart home Security Alarms for the budget conscious and that offer simple self install meaning no wires. 

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What is a smart alarm..

Simply put a smart alarm is a wireless system that works via the homes Wifi to connect multiple pieces of security equipment to one simple to use hub and with the added connection to hand held smart phones. They consist of sensors called open and close these are generally used on windows or doors to the motion detection of PIR sensors which are used to cover the room or hallways. All the Manufactures will offer bundles that consist of all of these the more you pay the more you get in the way of sensors meaning the bigger the house the more you may have to outlay initially to cover all the entry points in to your home.

What about monthly fees..

Monthly fees will differ depending on the manufacture these fees are generally for 24/7 monitoring and emergency response however this is optional as all will offer for free instant notification and live feeds aswell as limited recording access.

How to access ..

All controlled via central hub or a smart phone tablet and with integration with things as such as Alexa and Nest simple to use  with a touch of a button or by voice. From the apps on your smart phone or tablet you access to arm and disarm while away from the property and with real time video keep an eye on your property or pets.

The best home security bundles..

1. Ring Smart Home Alarm

Ring smart home is a great way to start your home protection. With different amount kits available starting with 5 piece up to 11 piece so great for any size home. Easy self install you can receive real time notifications to your smart phone or tablet and with additional components you can add to your starter pack when needing to and also integrate a video doorbell or outside security cam. Ring smart home security bundle 5 piece starter pack comprising of Base station, Keypad, 1 contact censer 1 motion detector a range extender and an indoor cam. Add a Video doorbell

Specifications :

Bundles: 5 to 11 piece

Works with: Alexa & Google

Wired/Battery: no/yes all wireless and with up to 8 months battery life

Monthly fees :  monthly charge or free in real time for notifications and live feeds

Reasons to buy :  Voice control through Alexa so simple arming or disarming. Adding more to your bundle is simple and with doorbells to outdoor sirens available 

2. SimpliSafe Smart Alarm

SimpliSafe Home Alarm a great home security system for Flats and houses with larger kits available for bigger properties and with batteries lasting for up to 2 years for the wireless keypad and 3 years for the sensors and cams great piece of mind. All easy self install which is all wireless and you can receive real time notifications to your smart phone or tablet and add extra pieces to build up a more all round security pack. SimpliSafe Home Alarm security bundle 5 piece starter pack comprising of Base station , Keypad , SimpliLife Cam , motion and entry censor which all link to the base station which connects to your homes Wifi allowing instant alerts.

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Specifications :

Bundles: 5 to 13 piece

Works with: Alexa & Google assist

Wired/Battery: no/yes wireless with up to 3 years battery life

Monthly fees : Monthly charge for additional features such as 24/7 monitoring but they have no contract obligations

Reasons to buy :   Voice control with Alexa or Nest so simple for arming or disarming. Adding more to your bundle is simple and with doorbells to outdoor sirens available 

Some other great smart alarm bundles..

Make Picture Pack Sizes Pet Friendly Alexa/Google Wireless Monthly Fees Check Price
Boundary Smart Home Alarm Bundle
1
Yes
Both
Z-Wave
Yes but Free for notifications and live feeds
LeadEdge AS100 Wifi Smart Alarm System
1
Yes
Alexa
Z-Wave
No Charges
X-Sense Home Security Alarm System
1
Yes
Both
Z-Wave
No Charges
Eufy Security 5-Piece Home Alarm Kit
1
Yes
Both
Z-Wave
No
Arlo Indoor home Security
Arlo has a self build pack
Yes
Both
Z-Wave
Yes but free notifications and live feeds

3. Yale Smart Alarm

Yale Smart Alarm High security pack from a company we know and trust and with bundles to suit any home from a simple 4 piece to a mansion size 14 piece you know Yale will offer something for you. And with Yale offering up to 40 accessories onto one home hub and up to 50 users can access the system so if you have a super size family your covered. Yale Smart Alarm security bundle 4 piece starter pack comprising of Smart hub , external siren, key pad , motion and window censor.

Specifications : 

Bundles: 4 to 14 piece

Works with: Alexa or Nest

Wired/Battery: no/yes all wireless and up Ring to 2 years battery life

Monthly fees : monthly charge but with free notifications and live feeds if the system is triggered

Reasons to buy : One of the oldest names in the security business. An internal alarm when triggered will deter any eager burglar. Range is great with up to 200m from the base station

4. Time2 Smart Alarm

The budget Time2 Smart home alarm can protect your home with the Noah wireless alarm systems with a 90db alarm and built in panic button and with up to 10 years of battery life. And easy self install you can receive real time notifications to your smart phone or tablet and with larger bundles available to cover any property size. Time2 Smart home alarm security bundle 5 piece starter pack comprising of window and door censor Remote control keypad and panic alarm.

Specifications : 

Bundles: 5 to 13 piece

Works with: Alexa or Nest

Wired/Battery: no/yes all wireless and with extended battery life of up to 10 years

Monthly fees : Free home app

Reasons to buy : The Time2 offers tamper proof and with up to 40 additional pieces that can be added to your bundles

5. ERA Smart Alarm

ERA smart alarm comes for pack s DETER, ALERT, DEFENDER and the Guardian each containing a larger amount of components to cover most size of property’s. Self install you can receive real time notifications to your smart phone or tablet and with expandable  you can add up to 96 additional pieces all working through the hub. ERA smart alarm security bundle 6 piece starter pack comprising of Alarm hub a motion and window censor 2 remotes and a replica Siren as a basic deterrent  

Specifications :

Bundles: 6 to 12 piece

Works with: Alexa or Nest

Wired/Battery: no/yes all wireless with up to 4 years battery life

Monthly fees : 3 months free to ERA protect or free notifications and live video feed

Reasons to buy:  With up to 96 additional accessories which can be added . The Keypad comes with a built in siren
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After purchasing a kit what to do and how to install and to make sure you can cover all the main entry and secondary entry points into the home. Coming to the placement of window censors is explanatory but the motion censors are best placed at the doors. Our simple diagram show a basic layout and where to cover.

Some simple tech knowledge..

When looking to purchase a smart alarm or any security motion cameras be clued up. PIR or Passive infrared sensor or PID passive infrared detector both work on the principle of motion detection using motion with some manufacture’s claiming that they will not detect pet movement.  Each motion sensor will be activated by motion and with the window censors they become activated after the sensor is broken alerting the hub which in turn will alert the smart phone app / Tablet or set the the siren off hopefully deterring any intruder. To connect or download the relevant app please refer to the manufacture’s website of your app store.

 

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