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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. For example, LifeShield's Security Essentials system will cost you $29. 99 per month for three years and includes monitoring, but you'll pay a $99 activation fee and you don't own the equipment at the end of the lease. Or, you can pay $299. 99 upfront for the hardware and still get monitoring but avoid the activation fee. If you live in a small apartment and want to keep tabs on things when you're not home, a security camera can get the job done for a lot less money than what you'll pay for a full security system. Nearly all standalone security cameras connect to your home's Wi Fi so you can see what's going on from your phone or tablet, and most have built in sensors that detect motion and sound and will send push and email notifications when those sensors are triggered. You can usually tweak the camera's motion sensitivity to prevent false alarms due to pet activity or passing cars if the camera is near a window, and you can create a schedule that turns the sensors on and off during certain hours of the day. A smart lock is typically part of a robust smart home security setup, but you don't have to invest in a full blown system to use one.

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The control unit is the main operating panel for your home security system. This unit receives the signals from the sensors placed around your home, and triggers the alarms or contacts the home security center to notify them of any trouble whenever appropriate. The control unit may be powered by electricity that runs in your home, or by battery power. Some systems are set up so that if the power in your house goes out, a battery backup will kick in and run the control unit until power is restored. Once the power flips back on, the backup battery system will automatically recharge. The sensors, or switches, are the second part of the security system. The most basic alarm systems have these sensors fitted in the frames of windows and doors so that if they are opened, the circuit is broken and the alarm is triggered. Some are installed in a way that allows them to detect if someone tries to break in through a window by shattering the glass or removing one of the panes. Others may detect motion inside or outside of the home. The third essential part of a home security system is the alarm. There are many different options as far as which type of alarm you can have installed.

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Honeywell HomeRead on for our detailed analysis of each systemThe one crime statistic that is falling across the US year on year is burglary, and that's because homeowners are turning to home based security systems that can help prevent crime. It's not just about trying to deter opportunists, but also making sure that even determined burglars will have difficulty forcing their way into your home without being caught. Yet there's such a wide array of home security options available to the homeowner, from CCTV and security cameras, to monitoring solutions, it can all seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are an increasing number of all in one solutions that use the latest technology to bring together different aspects of surveillance, monitoring, and prevention, to help homeowners feel safer. What's even better is that you no longer need a complicated setup of monitoring cameras, as most modern security systems are unobtrusive, easy to install and use, and even stylish. So we have done the legwork for you – we're good like that – to present this list of five of the best home security solutions.

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