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It’s quite common that special deals can waive or lower those. In fact, sales reps from eight of the nine security companies we considered offered us a discount over the phone — we didn’t even have to ask. If you decide that home automation is an important part of your home security, it’s a good idea to research home automation protocols to learn which one will work best for you. As we touched on above, a protocol is the language smart devices use to communicate with each other, and it serves as the foundation on which a home automation system is built. Not all protocols are the same, with some supporting more devices or using less power. Before committing to any home automation devices, look into which protocol works best for your home and if it supports the devices you wish to incorporate into your home automation system. Every home is different, and so is every homeowner’s security needs. Like most technical services, you can pay for professionals to craft your home security system or you can take matters into your own hands. DIY home security means you customize your device kit, self install, and then monitor alerts from your sensors and video feed. Self monitoring is the common difference between DIY and traditional security, but there are plenty of companies that strike a happy medium between both. We looked at providers offering pure DIY as well as those offering professional monitoring, either de facto or as an upgrade.

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OXA is compatible with Amazon Alexa, allowing you to control the system with just your voice. Easy, right?You can control a single sensor in the system, or you can group specific sensors and control them together as one unit. The benefit of this individual sensoring within the entire system is that you can know, within a few seconds, the exact sensor that was triggered and be able to respond effectively. OXA system is a wifi enabled cloud security alarm system including a wifi hub to which all the sensors will connect via wireless connection, door/window contact sensors, motion sensors, remote controller, and a waterproof doorbell button/panic button. There is also a built in strobe siren that sounds at 80 decibels, although you can customize what the alert is for each sensor. Because it is wire free, the system is easy to remove and take with you, if you want.

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Ring's Protect Plus plan goes for $10 per month and doesn't require a contract. Monitoring for professionally installed systems tends to be more expensive. The ADT Pulse monitoring service starts at $28. 99 per month and requires a three year contract, but you also have to figure in the cost of things like hardware components, cellular backup, and installation. When we reviewed the Pulse system, our upfront cost was more than $3,000, with a monthly fee of over $60. Some vendors, such as LifeShield, will let you buy the components outright or lease them.

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