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Do some research and compare not only the price but the levels of protection the company is offering. You may be surprised at what kind of protection you can buy with a small amount of money. Now looking back and comparing to what makes up todays state of the art security and alarm systems, those systems appear completely inadequate by todays standards. For instance, new technological innovations, such as infrared and motion detection technology has completely changed the way an alarm system functions, makes them far more reliable and easier to operate. With these new state of the art components, a security perimeter can actually be set up outside of a home or business that completely surrounds the building. This means that an intruder no longer has to enter a building in order to be detected, because he will trigger the alarm as soon as he is detected outside.

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99MSRPHoneywell Lyric C2 Wi Fi Security Camera at $169. 99MSRPNest Cam IQ Indoor at $299. 00MSRPArlo Go at $429. 99MSRPRing Spotlight Cam Battery at $199. 00MSRPCanary All In One Home Security Device at $169. 00MSRPAugust Doorbell Cam Pro at $199.

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A word about wireless protocols: In a perfect world, all home security components would use the same wireless standard to communicate with the main hub, but factors such as power requirements, signal range, price, and size make it virtually impossible to settle on just one. For example, smaller components such as door/window sensors typically use Z Wave or Zigbee technology because they don't require a lot of power and can be powered by smaller batteries. They also operate in a mesh topology and can help extend the range of networked devices. However, neither protocol provides the bandwidth that you get with Wi Fi, which is why it is usually used in security cameras to provide smooth video streaming, and in other devices that require a fat pipe. Moreover, Z Wave and Zigbee devices are connected and controlled using a hub, while Wi Fi devices can be connected directly to your home network and controlled with an app. Finally, Z Wave and Zigbee devices use AES 128 encryption, and since they operate in a closed system with a dedicated hub, they offer more security than Wi Fi devices. Any smart security system worth its salt offers components that work together in a seamless environment and can be manipulated using customized rules. For example, you can create rules to have the lights turn on when motion is detected, have your doors unlock when a smoke alarm goes off, and have a camera begin recording when a sensor is triggered. Some systems store recorded video locally on an SD card or a solid state drive, while others offer cloud storage. Locally stored video is a good choice for do it yourselfers on a budget, but you have to be careful not to overwrite video you may need later. Cloud storage makes it easy to store and access recorded video, but it can cost hundreds of dollars per year depending on your subscription.

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