Reliable home security doesn’t have to break the bank. Current technology makes security cameras, motion sensors, communication hubs, and mobile apps more accessible than ever. If you’re looking for a new and affordable way to keep an eye on the home while you’re away, these DIY home security systems are worth a look.
Good: Kangaroo Front Door Security Kit
The Kangaroo Front Door Security Kit with professional monitoring includes a doorbell camera, two motion/entry sensors, a siren/keypad, two Roo tags (keys to arm and disarm the system), a yard sign, five window decals, and a year of paid-up professional monitoring. The Kangaroo mobile app is included so you can monitor on the go, and the system is voice control compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Kangaroo security devices use WiFi connectivity to communicate with the Kangaroo security app, and the wireless installation is fast and easy. One of the monitoring options, the Porch Plan ($1.99 per month, billed annually) covers all doorbell cameras at your location, includes 365 days of cloud storage, and reimburses up to two package theft claims of up to $150 each. Under the Kangaroo Complete Plan ($8.25 per month, billed annually), you get 24/7 monitoring of all devices with 365 days of included cloud storage for all doorbell cameras and 30 days of storage for any added privacy cameras, additional premium camera features, text and call notifications, and more.