A DIY home security system needs to be simple to use, not impossible to install and be able to be relied on when its needed to deter, detect, scare off criminals and/or help in identifying them when it has a camera. Oplink and Simplisafe are both well regarded security systems that help in securing your…

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You’d think combining a DIY home security system with a camera would be commonplace. Although there are systems that do it, it isn’t what most systems do – they are either a security system or video surveillance or video monitoring system. The advances on the internet and mobile technology are now making it possible to…

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With many people now no longer having a dedicated landline VOIP is a way you can still communicate using the internet and is seen as a cheap replacement for a landline. The landline had been the way home security systems notified the numbers programmed that there has been a security event. But these days it…

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If you have a home invasion situation a duress code can play an important part in getting help to you. If during the home invasion the alarm is tripped because one of the sensors detected an unauthorized person/s entering your home, then they are going to want to stop the alarm system drawing attention to…

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Panic buttons come as standard with the more established wireless DIY home security systems but are not as common with the newer crowd funding systems that are coming to the market. So what are they for and are they necessary? A panic button is a device you push in an emergency to sound the alarm…

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The traditional method of securing your front door is using a key to lock it is being replaced with electronic door locks or smart locks. Well not replaced but supplemented is probably the better way of describing this at present. With an electronic lock you use your smartphone or other device to remotely operate the…

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The answer to this as with a power outage it depends on the home security system you have as to how it operates when there is an internet outage. It will depend if they use the internet to run the system or whether they use the internet or cellular or landline to communicate with those…

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Many of the best DIY wireless homes security systems come with a remote security key fobs to help make it more convenient to arm/disarm it. They work in a similar way to a key fob you use with a car for locking/unlocking and with a panic button. Remote security key fobs normally come with 4…

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Environmental sensors are often added to DIY wireless home alarm systems to provide added protection to family members and home. Whereas entry sensors and motion sensors are an integral part of security system for detecting an unauthorized entry, environmental sensors are to do with an early warning system to help prevent disaster and save lives…

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There was a time when every home security system had a control panel. They had cables loads of cables connecting it to the sirens, motion and entry sensors placed around your house to detect an unauthorized entry into your home and sound the alarm. Then they evolved with the advent of wireless technology and the…

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