In the age of the internet of things, home security systems have become more available than ever. No longer are homeowners limited to expensive, proprietary systems requiring long-term contracts. Instead, they have a wide variety of home security options that provide affordable peace of mind. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Ring Video Doorbell 2
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the latest in a growing line of doorway cameras that offer high performance, simple operation and easy installation. It offers HD video and a built-in microphone/speaker that provides two-way communications. Instant mobile alerts provide homeowners with the ability to monitor and to respond to doorway activity from anywhere.
$199.00 – Amazon.com
Alexa Echo Show 8
The Echo Show 8 is a compact smart speaker includes an HD video display. While it offers extensive entertainment capabilities, it is also the perfect hub for a home security system. Featuring Alexa-enabled voice control, the device is able to operate and manage a wide variety of systems, including cameras, thermostats and lighting.
$89.99 – Amazon.com
WEMO Insight Smart Plug
The WEMO Insight Smart Plug provides remote control capability for any plugged-in device. From home lighting to appliances, the units allow homeowners to toggle devices on/off and to monitor them from anywhere. Through supported Alexa and Google voice control, homeowners can make it appear that they are at home even when they are away.
$46.65 – The Home Depot
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt
The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt brings the latest in control technology to home doorways. Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, it provides homeowners with the ability to lock and unlock their doors from anywhere using their smart devices. The deadbolt also offers on-site keyless access with up to 30 security codes.
$199.00 – Lowe’s