Although Singapore Is one of the safest countries in the world, you may want to consider setting up a home security system. There are many reasons for setting one up.
- You may be out of home often for overseas work stints
- or you may have a vulnerable elderly or children at home, whom you would like to ensure their safety.
The good news is, setting up a home security in your home is no longer an expensive work compared to the past. With the advancement of technology and smart home concepts, it is easier and more affordable now if you are thinking of setting up a home security system. We take a look at some of the home security systems here for you to consider.
Ring Alarm is the system to go for if you are on a budget and looking for something well-designed.
The Ring Alarm system costs only $149, and its professional monitoring is available with an extra cost.
The kit includes a
- base station
- a keypad to arm and disarm the system
- a contact sensor alerting you when doors and windows are opened.
- It also comes with a motion detector and a range extender.
You can choose to purchase extra flood and freeze sensors as well as a panic button. Starting with an extra $10 a month, you can get 24/7 monitoring.
The system will alert a call centre if it detects suspicious activity. If you don’t need the professional monitoring – which does not come with a long-term contract or cancellation fee – it will cost just $3 per month for the cameras to record. If you add even just a few cameras, the monitoring pays for itself. Although the setup process is quite complicated, it is possible to do it on your own.
ADT is one of the oldest name when it comes to home security. That said, ADT Command is a high-end home security system with professional monitoring and offers everything that you might need.
Unlike Ring Alarm, ADT requires professional installation and the price does not come cheap. Depending on your wants and needs, Command’s predecessor, ADT Pulse, had a $52.99 per month price tag.
The basic package starts with a 24/7 alarm monitoring and comes with fire, flood, and carbon-monoxide detectors with professional installation. You can get any number of security devices, smart home controls and remote capabilities depending on the tier of service you select. Do note that the installation of ADT requires a 3-year contract.
You may be living in a studio apartment or simply looking for an uncomplicated plug-and-play home security system. Look no further than Canary All-In-One. One plastic container provides a 1080p HD camera with night vision, a 90dB siren, an integrated temperature, air quality and humidity monitor.
The device comes in either black or white and costs for just $169. The setup is super simple. All you need is to connect the device to electrical power and the internet for protection to kick-off.
Although the Canary can be used with free access, a $9.99 monthly membership plan gets you full length videos that are stored for 30 days, unlimited video downloads and two-way Canary talk. Fuss free but unsuitable for a larger home.
Nest Secure is part of Google, which has expanded into the home security sector. The Nest Secure alarm system comes with a base station, two Nest Tags and two sensors at a price of $399.
. The Nest Tag is a key fob-style device that is able to arm or disarm the system when in proximity with the base station. Other options to arm the system include a passcode, Google Assistant and the Nest App.
The Stick Nest Detect is used to secure a window, door, or a wall, as it detects motion, with additional sensors available for $49 and all these sensors feed their information via the base station to the Nest App.
Nest Secure can be backed up over cellular for $5 additional monthly option and the system can be expanded to include indoor and outdoor cameras. The system works over Wi-Fi.
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