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Released in July 2018 for $199Honeywell Smart Home Security: This system has an all in one base station that also acts as a security camera, an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, a motion detector and a siren. Honeywell makes a variety of sensors for this system, and the unit is compatible with Google Assistant, IFTTT and Z Wave smart home platforms. Released in August 2018 for $349Arlo Security System: This system uses the Arlo SmartHub and works with Arlo Multi Sensors, the Arlo Siren and the Arlo Remote. The most interesting devices in the system are the Arlo Multi Sensors, which are similar to the Nest Detect sensors in that they can act as both motion detectors and entry sensors on doors and windows. They can also detect water leaks and the temperature, and they alert you when smoke and carbon monoxide detectors go off. Announced in January 2019, with expected release in the second half of 2019; pricing isn’t available yetWhy trust us on home automation systems?We've reviewed DIY home security systems for over four years. During this time, we've honed our testing process to look at over 100 distinct factors to determine how well a system works. Each time we update our reviews, we also update our scores based on how customers currently perceive the products. We do this by extensively researching user reviews at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe's. When we test, we borrow some of the DIY security systems from their manufacturers and buy others. Although we may reach out for technical support or for clarification on a particular feature, the companies have no input on our testing practices and we don’t share our results or rankings with them before publishing our reviews.

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Not only that, but intelligent notifications allow you to receive instant video alerts on your devices as needed. Not enough for an All in One device?How about this feature: the Canary also monitors air quality, temperature, and humidity with HomeHealth technology, which provides data to help you analyze and understandyou’re your health might be affected by your home. With so much offered, the Canary has a surprisingly and pleasingly simple installation procedure: there is no installation required, actually. You only need to plug in the Canary and connect to the internet, and you’ll be on your way. There is free secure cloud storage included with the purchase, meaning you don’t have monthly fees or contracts to access your video footage. The Nest Cam indoor home security camera system offers 24/7 live video surveillance from a wide angle lens of 130 degrees and a high resolution of 1080p high definition. This wide field of view provides you with visual access to your space during the night and the day. Nest Cam detects movement, and when the activity is detected, the security system will send an alert or notification to your phone or email address, along with a still shot of the activity detected. This DIY home security camera is easy to install: you simply plug it in and download the Nest Cam app onto your smart phone or tablet. Not only that, but Nest Cam works with Amazon Alexa for easy voice activated control and convenience. Nest Cam’s built in microphone and speaker offer two way communication, almost like an intercom.