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Affordable Home Security at Your Fingertips

Affordable Home Security at Your Fingertips

Home security systems used to be expensive to install and maintain. With modern wireless technology, you can now manage your home’s security right from your Smartphone.

Whether you want to check up on your kids while you’re out running errands, keep an eye on your pets while you’re working or be sure no intruders have entered your home while you’re on vacation, there are lots of options to protect your home and put your mind at ease:

SimpliSafe Home Security System

An affordable option for protecting your home from afar is the SimpliSafe Home Security System.

SimpliSafe offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Super simple. The set up of this security system quick and easy and can be done by anyone at home.

  • Cellular connection. Independent cellular connections can’t be cut by intruders, meaning that you always have a connection to emergency responders.

  • 24/7 professional monitoring and police dispatch. SimpliSafe offers an instant intrusion response to keep you safe.

  • On-the-Go Mobile Control. Access advanced system control from anywhere using your tablet or mobile phone.

  • Get SMS Text and email alerts. Alarm and activity updates get sent right to your phone so you know what’s happening in real-time.

SimpliSafe offers a risk-free, 60-day money back guarantee and doesn’t require you to sign an annual contract with extra hidden costs and fees.

DIY with Piper NV

If you want a more customized camera protection solution, consider investing in a Piper system. Piper NV is based around a camera with a 180-degree field of view and night vision, a motion detector and a motion detector which detects light, temperature and even humidity.

All you need to do it set the Piper NV on a shelf, plug it into a power source, add backup batteries, and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Once your Piper is connected to your Wi-Fi you can access it through the corresponding app (available for Android and iOS) to set up push messages, emails, and even phone calls.

Piper NV also integrates with services like IFTTT, an app that brings together all of your apps and services into one. It gives you more ways to connect your home’s security to other Internet of Things (IoT) devices throughout your home.


The iSmartAlarm is a great basic go-to option when it comes to protecting your home. It includes an internet-enabled hub, three camera options, a 110-decibel alarm, door and window sensors, smart switches and more.

One of the great options about this setup is that you can choose bundles with different options to match your security needs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can add extras to your system and monitor it all from the companion app which is available for Android and iOS.

iSmartAlarm also connects to IFTTT for customized control of what happens when specific actions take place. For example, your alarm system can auto-activate when it senses that your phone is leaving your house.

Staying safe and secure at home has never been this easy or convenient thanks to recent developments in home security technology. Now, your comfort and safety is always available at your fingertips.
Milvian Prieto, a New Jersey-based writer, is on a quest to find the best apps that benefit 20-somethings and young families. She loves learning about technology and the way it impacts our lives. 

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