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At the low end is the aptly named Foundation Kit, which has a base station, keypad, an entry sensor and a motion sensor, all for $229. At the top end, the Haven Kit, which is priced at $489, includes the same base station and keypad, as well as a key fob, four entry sensors, two motion sensors, a 105dB siren, a panic button, freeze sensor, water sensor, and a smoke detector, which is suitable for a larger home, and obviously protects you from more than just burglary. 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 range
Honeywell 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.