Many, if not most, home security companies feature DIY installation, especially since the rise of the Internet of Things. Independently of your budget or installation skill level, these smart alarm and surveillance packages will keep you safe and let you monitor what's happening at your home at all times. Depending on your needs, you can choose a company that offers professional monitoring, or you can also decide to do so yourself. Basic systems all include door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these devices.
1. Frontpoint - Frontpoint is our number one choice in DIY-installed home security systems, because of their exceptional service and zero hidden fees. Installation is simple and quick; sensors can be set up in less than 30 minutes, and activation is simply a phone call away. They offer 24/7 professional monitoring for all Frontpoint monitoring plans, which protect you against intrusion, fire, environmental dangers and medical emergencies, for no extra charge. They also include free shipping and have no installation charge or other hidden fees. Their Ultimate Monitoring Plan even offers a live video option which can be screened online or from your cell phone. Their terms are standard, at three years, with a 30-day trial.
2. GetSafe - GetSafe's basic starter kit is an affordable DIY home security solution for a small living space. If your home is on the larger side, you can also purchase additional sensors, beyond the standard SmartHub, Sensor, Motion Detector and Alarm Siren that come included in the basic kit. GetSafe's Smart Hub communicates wirelessly with the sensors and sends alerts automatically to your smartphone, and for an additional fee, you can also purchase their professional, 24/7 home alarm monitoring as an added layer of security and protection. When an alarm happens, their operators first call you and ask for a secret pass-code, and will dispatch firefighters, police, or paramedics as needed.
3. Protect America - Protect America offers a series of affordable home security packages that are customizable to your home and budget, all of which feature DIY-installation. Their equipment selection includes regular or touch-screen control panels, door and window sensors, security cameras, garage door sensors, glass break sensors, motion detectors, and a two-button panic alarm. Other additional safety options include detection for smoke, carbon monoxide, and freeze; and even home automation features like interactive lighting and digital door locks, all of which are professionally monitored 24/7.
4. Armorax - Armorax offers a free base system with a three-year contract, which includes a 2GIG touch-screen control panel with a built-in 90 decibel siren and Verizon cell card for cellular monitoring, 2 wireless door/window sensors and 1 wireless motion detector. Their system comes completely pre-programmed, and the DIY installation is incredibly easy, and Armorax can even integrate existing sensors, pairing up to eight different zones. With their app, homeowners can view live video, access footage from the last 7 days and control their home automation devices such as thermostats, garage control devices, door locks and lights. All of the system is monitored for theft, fire and medical 24/7, by a professional monitoring station.