For this post, I have put together a collection of the best self monitored home security systems currently available.
UPDATED: August 5, 2019.
Home security technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years. What was once an extremely expensive and complicated custom built solution is now much more affordable and powerful.
These systems give you the ability to monitor your home 24/7 from anywhere on your phone or computer through the use of in-home cameras. For example, you can get a text if a camera detects motion.
The following self monitored home security systems use the latest innovative components to help keep your family, possessions and home projected.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Self Monitored Home Security Systems.
1. Arlo Pro Home Security System
The Arlo Pro Home Security System features wireless security cameras that allow you to capture your home from from every angle, indoors and out, day and night.
Record and view live 24/7 videos from anywhere.
Listen in and talk back through the built-in speaker and mic directly from your phone.
Use the USB drive local backup storage to keep your recordings.
Features 100+ decibel siren that can be controlled remotely or using sound or motion detection.
Powered by long lasting rechargeable batteries.
IP65-certified weatherproof: for use in snow, rain, or heat.
2. Blink XT Home Security System
The Blink XT Home Security System features cameras that detect motion and automatically sends alerts with HD video and audio to your phone.
Includes wireless cameras for fast and easy setup.
Use up to 10 cameras per system.
Features infrared night vision or the LED illumination to enable you to see in the dark.
No additional subscription fees or data storage charges.
Water-resistant to ensure clear, HD quality video regardless of weather conditions.
Integrated with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap.
Long battery life, up to two years.
3. Ring Alarm Home Security System
The Ring Alarm Home Security System features easy setup of the entire system without the need for tools or professional installation.
Allows for the control the alarm and all your Ring doorbells and cameras from one central location.
Check the status, arm and disarm the security system through any Alexa-enabled device.
System is online and connected to your phone.
Works with Alexa for voice control.
4. Fortress Security Store Home Security System
The Fortress Security Store Home Security System features a built-in and a remote wireless siren with adjustable volume.
Includes ability to remotely arm, disarm, and check the status of your system using the mobile app and call the main panel.
Two way intercom system allows you to communicate when away from home.
Disarm or re-arm the system anytime
Get alerts on your phone or tablet when the alarm is set off.
Connect the system to any Alexa enabled device.
Panel can call up to six phone numbers if the alarm is activated.
5. YI Home Security System
The YI Home Security System features 1080p HD resolution, f/2.0 aperture and 112° wide-angle lens for complete coverage in full high definition.
Integrated gyroscope support for a panoramic view by panning your smartphone around.
Use the app to view up to four live camera feeds on one screen from anywhere.
Includes advanced motion detection technology and night vision.
Offers loop-recording with no storage limit so your video isn’t lost if the camera is stolen.
Intercom allows the use of the microphone and speaker.
Hands-free mode allows for a flexible two-way conversation.
6. Cromorc Home Security System
The Cromorc Home Security System features array IR LEDs and smart automatic switch IR cut filter to allow continuous clear day/night surveillance up to 65ft.
1.3 Megapixel (1280*960) 960P High Definition Day and Night
Includes 10.1" foldable monitor for quick setup.
Built-in dedicated Wi-Fi router and two external Wi-Fi antennas.
Sensors allow cameras to start and stop recording based on time or motion detection.
Customizable motion detection sensitivity to reduce false triggers.
Features multiple alarm methods for motion detection, including email and text.
Supports intelligent and flexible recording options, including default continuous recording.
1TB surveillance HDD is pre-installed for around 26 days of 4 cameras' 24/7 continuous recording.
7. ZOSI Home Security System
The ZOSI Home Security System features weatherproof outdoor/indoor 720p night vision and a 72° view angle cameras.
Customizable motion detection for each camera to reduce false alarms.
Four recording modes including: continuous, scheduled or motion detection.
Customize each camera with different recording modes.
Get notifications and email alerts if motion is detected.
USB backup to download the recorded files.
1 TB hard drive for storage of video files.
8. SENS8 Home Security System
The SENS8 Home Security System features a unibody design is machined from solid aluminum.
Does not require installation, portable and light-weight.
Internal battery keeps the alarm sounding and the device running for up to two hours without power.
Customizable alert rules and thresholds for your personal requirements.
Look after home and see every detail 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
Captures activity five seconds before a triggered event.
Placed anywhere with Wi-Fi and a power outlet.
Features 1080p HD camera with night vision.
9. SimpliSafe Home Security System
The SimpliSafe Home Security System features pre-programed sensors that work right out of the box.
Motion sensor has a 'field of vision' of 90 degrees, giving you a full range of coverage when placed in a corner.
Sensor is placed on doors and windows to detect when open or closed.
Advanced system control from your smartphone or laptop.
Get SMS text and email alerts.
720p HD video can be viewed within the app anywhere in the world.
Stream live footage from the camera to your phone.
10. BIBENE Home Security System
The BIBENE Home Security System connects your security and smart devices to allow you to control them remotely.
Get a push app notification if any sensor is triggered.
Allows you to check real-time video in app.
Can be used with MIPC security camera (not included).
Integrates with Amazon Alexa.
I hope this list of the best self monitored home security systems was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C