All kits are backed by a 60 day guarantee – the product can be returned if it does not work out for you – and you have a choice of monitoring plans that include professional monitoring and cellular backup and neither requires a contract. You can sign up for SimpliSafe hereImage credit: HoneywellImage credit: Honeywell6. Honeywell HomeFor exapandable smarthome securitySmarthome capabilitiesAmazon Alexa assistantExapanded rangeHoneywell Smarthome Security is an all in one home security device that is intended to serve as the heart of a smarthome experience. The base unit itself can detect motion and sound, and when its smart sensors are triggered it can record in 1080 HD video. Although the unit has nightvision capability, it can also be connected with smart sensors and Z wave lighting units, to expand its range both inside and outside of your property. It's also compatible with a number of other smarthome devices, which
can be configured so that even when you are away, indoor and outdoor lighting can be programmed to simulate someone at home. When
an event is triggered, an alert can be sent via text to your phone or other device, along with a video and/or audio clip of it. This allows you to decide whether the event is worth further action. However, the base unit is intended to work as more than a security device, and is also powered by Amazon's Alexa assistant. This allows you to connected with your Amazon account to play music, radio stations, or audiobooks you may have associated with it. Additionally, there's a membership plan available which allows you to expand on the basic 24 hours online storage to a 30 or 60 day storage plan, along with the ability to store more video as well as get further discounts at Honeywell.