Best DIY Home Security Systems 2017

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, a home security system can offer peace of mind. These days, installing a home security system no longer means spending a small fortune. Paying monthly fees and being stuck in lengthy contracts are now a thing of the past. Many DIY home security systems can be monitored and controlled directly from your smart phone. Depending on your needs, these simple and affordable systems maybe the answer to protecting your home.

Best DIY Home Security Systems 2017

System NameWarrantyConnectionMonitoring 
iSmartSafe Wireless Home Security System 30 days money-back & 12-month warrantyCellular (GSM) and WiFi connectionSmart phone app, two-way intercom and touch screen
Pisector Professional Wireless Home Security Alarm System 1 year manufacturers Land line and wirelessCall in, GSM
Skylink SC-1000W Home Security System 1 year repair of replaceLand lineControl console
SkylinkNet Connected Wireless Home Automation System1 yearInternetSmart phone app
Fortress Total Security Alarm System3 yearWirelessControl panel, sms message, wifi camera
Skylink Vibration Security Alert Alarm 1 yearWirelessControl panel

iSmartSafe Wireless Home Security System Basic Package 

 

This DIY wireless security system comes with no monthly fees, no contracts as well as being self-monitored and self-controlled with a free app on your smartphone. Not only will you have remote control and monitoring capabilities but you can use the 2 way voice communication function if needed. Alerts can be sent to your phone in the form of a call and/or text . Alerts that are sent to your smart phone can be used for up to 6 different people. The connection for this system is cellular as well as WiFi for a double connection and double the protection.

The Good

The Bad

  • Never worry about power outage, phone line cut or WiFi signal
  • Easy remote control and monitor, 2-way voice inter-communication
  • Easy expansion and customization
  • Installation maybe confusing
  • Alarm lacks volume


 

Pisector Professional Wireless Home Security Alarm System

This do-it-yourself system means you will not be charged monitoring fees and it is easy install. To arm or disarm, enter a personal code or use the key-chain transmitter. There is also a chime function to notify of guests entering or a child opening a door or window. With its auto-dial function  it can call up to 6 numbers in case of alarm. “Silent Alarm Mode” calls out discreetly making it suitable for shops or in life-threatening situations. Each sensor can be named with up to 28 characters to help identify them easily when used with the auto-search feature.

The Good

The Bad

  • Microprocessor controlled pet-immune sensors for detecting motion of objects above 50 lbs
  • Volume adjustable function with mute to hide the console
  • Pre-analysis before alerting to minimize false alarms
  • Cables may need grounding
  • Mounting plates are flimsy

 


Skylink SC-1000W Complete Wireless Home Safety Security System

 

This wireless alarm system is the answer to an affordable wireless security system. This system is used with the included control panel console or handheld remote transmitter to arm and disarm the alarm system. It offers a do it yourself installation and has no monthly fees. This security system is ideal for homes, apartments, convenience stores, gas station , condominiums and more. This technology also creates a new code every-time you remotely arm or disarm the system providing the maximum security needed.

The Good

The Bad

  • Can be expanded with up to 15 Skylink Home security accessories
  • Up to 100 feet in remote range
  • Easy installation and set up
  • Supplied batteries are poor quality
  • Alarm lacks volume

 


SkylinkNet Connected Wireless Alarm System

 

This is an all-in-one system including alarm, home control and video monitoring functions. This DIY system allows you to control and monitor the home from anywhere in the world while paying no monitoring fees. This system is easy to arm and disarm the system as well as see the sensor status with the Skylink smartphone app installed on your IOS or Android. You can also receive push notifications anytime a new activity in your home takes place.

The Good

The Bad

  • IFTTT compatible, allowing you to integrate the system seamlessly with other Smarthome devices
  • Can add up to 100 sensors and controllers for additional control
  • Easy expansion & installation
  • App lacks control of installed cameras confusing
  • Sensitive motion sensors


Fortress Security Total Security Alarm System

 

This is a great do-it-yourself wireless home security system with 24/7 Optional Monitoring. A ready-to-arm feature provides SMS texts when the system is armed, disarmed or armed in home. The system has Wi-Fi camera compatibility which can be viewed in real time through the total security application including 2-way chat, 360 degree view and 720p high-definition . This allows for quick and easy access of the premises in real time in the instance of an alarm notification. System can also be controlled remotely from an app on your smartphone.

The Good

The Bad

  • Communicate with others while on the go via main panel
  • Control the system remotely from your smartphone
  • Set up and configuration is simple
  • Supplied batteries have short life
  • No dead battery warnings in less used zones

 


Skylink VS-433W Window Vibration Security Sensor

 

The Skylink VS-433W Security Sensor detects vibrations and sends a wireless signal to the control panel or emergency number to alert. This is a great security solution for garage doors and windows. This is a simple do it yourself installation with no monthly fees. This system offers vibration detection and is ideal for RV’s, boats, cars, safes and more. This system can be adapted and is compatible with other Skylink security systems (SC-10W, SC-100W, and SC-1000W).

The Good

The Bad

  • Up to 100 feet in operating range 
  • Lifetime support
  • Easy expansion and customization
  • Easy to install
  • Alarm can be sensitive
  • May not notify of specific zone alarm

 


 

Most of these systems are sold as kits. They can be configured to fit specific needs, as well as the option to add additional components. These DIY home security systems not only help protect lives and property, but also satisfy every need and budget.

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