For hunters of a full security system without a long-term subscription, SimpliSafe's home security system should be considered.
SimpliSafe offers a $160 "Foundation" entry-level kit containing a motion sensor, an entry sensor, base station, and a key fob, which can be customized to include additional products such as a siren, video doorbell, a glass break sensor, or smoke, water, and CO2 sensors, among other options. At the time of writing, a free HD camera is also included.
The Wi-Fi-connected system has a backup battery in case of a power outage, and the vendor maintains separate monitoring centers to keep an eye on homes within the network -- with operators alerting the police even if the devices are damaged by intruders.
Kits suitable for larger homes, such as "The Knox," come with extra entry and motion sensors.
- No contract or long-term subscription required
- Can be extended with sirens, water damage sensors, fire alarms, and more
- Expensive to set up beyond the entry kits