What are the best DIY home security systems?

DIY home security kits allow you to properly protect your home without paying an arm and a leg to any contractor. We are collecting the best security systems that anyone can install at home. Think we missed out on a DIY kit? Do not hesitate in adding it to the list.

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    #1Ring Alarm System

    Ring Alarm System

    This home security system includes a contact sensor, motion detector, door keypad, and base station. You can control your security system with your Android or iOS device.

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    Elvira Beltrán
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "Affordable and easy to install. I also always see alerts come to my phone right away. "
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    #2Abode Essentials Starter Kit

    Abode Essentials Starter Kit

    Abode's kit includes motion and door sensors, key fob access, and a Gateway. These sensors are compatible with the Alexa and Google Home app, which lets you control each sensor.

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    Gao Tian
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "Paired the sensors with my google security network and it has been running fine for months. will definitely get any adobe diy security systems for home if my sibling decides to live on her own. "
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    #3LifeShield Security Systems

    LifeShield Security Systems

    LifeShield sells several security devices to protect your home from criminals. Their website lets you create your custom DIY home security package by including devices that are suitable for your house.

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    Tian Ye
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "This is the kind of DIY home security systems that lets me pick what I need for my home. The sensors and camera are also working great. "
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    #4SimpliSafe Command Bravo

    SimpliSafe Command Bravo

    SimpliSafe Command Bravo is a wireless home security system. The kit includes a base station, keypad, motion sensor, and entry sensor along with a keychain remote for convenience. This cellular connected model is easy to install.

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    Han Lin
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "Got no problem with the camera but the sensors is not working right sometimes. "
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    #5SimpliSafe SSCS2

    SimpliSafe SSCS2
    SimpliSafe SSCS2 is a home security alarm system with the latest wireless technology. This kit comes with 13 pieces of pre-programmed sensors for a 24/7 professional monitoring. All the units are easy to install and are fully customizable.
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    Abel Velasco
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "The sensors should have a light to let me know if it needs fresh batteries. Good thing installing and getting everything in my kit to work is not that hard. "
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    #6 Honeywell RCHS5230WF

     Honeywell RCHS5230WF

    This smart home security kit from Honeywell includes a base station with Alexa, two door sensors, and a remote control fob. You can get alerts and control your home security through your phone. 

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    Paul Coleman
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "too pricey for just a camera and two sensors. otherwise it is easy to setup and paired to my phone. "
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    #7Fuers Fuers-FJ009

    Fuers Fuers-FJ009

    Fuers' DIY security kit comes with a PIR motion sensor, three door sensors, a siren host, and two remote controls. The siren can reach up to 110dB when someone triggers the sensors.

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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "No fancy apps with this kit which is fine since we just need the basic security but the alarm can be wonky at night though."
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    #8Ooma Home Security Starter Kit

    Ooma Home Security Starter Kit
    Ooma Home Security Starter Kit is a wireless security system designed to automatically call 911 during an emergency with its home phone service. It also offers unlimited nationwide calling and wireless motion sensors. 
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    Esteban Quezada
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "The camera and water sensor has no problem after a couple of years. However our motion sensor drop dead in just a few months on my kit."

Summary

Best What are the best DIY home security systems
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ring Alarm SystemHousehold Items 20 Paid
2Abode Essentials Starter Kit Household Items 11 Paid
3LifeShield Security SystemsHousehold Items 9 Paid
4SimpliSafe Command BravoElectronics 4 Paid
5SimpliSafe SSCS2Electronics 2 Paid
6 Honeywell RCHS5230WFHousehold Items 2 Paid
7Fuers Fuers-FJ009Household Items 1 Paid
8Ooma Home Security Starter KitElectronics 1 Paid
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