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Obviously, doing it yourself will save money on installation charges and then the followup subscription fees. The DIY kits available on the market are sold as kits that are easily installed and configured to meet your specific needs in your home. These kits are generally expandable, meaning that you can add components at your convenience as your needs change, although you’ll want certainly want to consider compatibility and expansion options in the early stages of your home security system research. The DIY security systems reviewed in this article are self monitored, meaning that when devices and/or sensors are triggered, you’ll receive alerts or notifications directly. You will be responsible for contacting the appropriate emergency personnel as a result of those notifications; however, some DIY security system kits are offering professional monitoring services as an optional add on or on demand. Depending on the home security system’s components, installation might be as easy as using some double sided tape.

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The LifeShield Essentials system goes for $199. 99 and comes with a base station, a keypad, a keychain fob, four door/window sensors, a motion sensor, a fire safety sensor, and an Asus Memo Pad 7 tablet with LifeShield software that you can use to control everything. Additional sensor pricing is similar to what you'll pay with SimpliSafe. Professional monitoring prices also vary from company to company. Ring offers one of the better deals around: For $10 per month you get 24/7 monitoring with police and fire department dispatch, full remote use of the mobile app, and unlimited cloud storage for your Ring cameras. SimpliSafe's monitoring plan goes for $14. 99 and gives you 24/7 monitoring with emergency dispatch, but you'll pay an extra $10 per month for remote use of the mobile app and to receive email and push alerts. Access to recorded video costs another $4. 99 per month per camera. Lifeshield's month to month monitoring plan will cost you $29. 99 per month.