How important is your family’s safety?
In a poll conducted by the University of Connecticut, 50% of respondents said that their family was the most important thing in their life, easily eclipsing other needs such as a rewarding career or financial security.
If given the choice, would you sacrifice a huge chunk of your income in order to keep your family safe?
For years, that’s exactly what homeowners did – they paid tons of money to home security companies for an extra buffer of protection. Luckily though, most people don’t need to make that decision today thanks to the widespread availability of DIY home alarm systems.
Let’s look at 3 reasons to safeguard your family with a DIY home alarm.
1. DIY home alarm systems are affordable
For many people, the most attractive feature of a DIY home alarm is the price.
Between the cost of purchasing a professional system and having it set up, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars up front.
Even if you take advantage of special promotions which promise “free hardware” or “free installation”, you can expect to find yourself locked into a monthly contract for 24 to 36 months that can wind up literally costing thousands of dollars over the term of the agreement.
Alternatively, setting up your own DIY home alarm by purchasing an ip camera.
2. A DIY home alarm is easy to set up and operate
If you don’t think you have the technical know-how to install and operate a DIY home alarm, you’re probably selling yourself short. You don’t need to be an engineer or electronics expert to master today’s modern hardware and monitoring platforms.
For example, with our DIY home alarm, you simply plug in your cameras to power on and then connect them with your router to set up wireless. From there you follow the set up instructions within our app then unplug your cameras from the router and place them wherever you want. This can be done in just a matter of minutes – and the ease-of-use doesn’t end there. When it comes to operating your DIY home alarm system, today’s user-friendly software makes it incredibly simple.
3. A DIY home alarm is smart
Most traditional home alarms offer sensors only. Sensors will notify you when there is movement, but without footage you won’t know what caused the movement. Most DIY home alarms are smarter because they use cameras so you can see what’s really going on at home. In fact, our DIY home alarm will only alert you if a person is detected on camera. Cool huh!
Another problem with traditional home alarms is they require you to enter a code (via touchpad) every time you leave and come home. Not surprisingly most people get sick of doing this and forget to turn their alarm on when it really matters. Using geo fencing, a DIY home alarm can automatically arm when you leave home and disarm when you come home.
For those worried about privacy, DIY home alarms are easy to switch on and off and in some cases auto activate only when you leave home. This respects your privacy without compromising your level of protection.
Some DIY home alarms will even go as far as offering you support by way of professional monitoring or notifying you if you miss an alert.
With home automation services becoming more popular, more and more DIY home alarms will be able to do things like control lights other home appliances.
In summary, a DIY home alarm is extremely affordable, super easy and very smart. However, before you rush off to get a DIY home alarm, make sure it includes these 7 things.