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You might also consider window and door sensors, environmental sensors for smoke and water intrusion, a control panel with a panic button and two way talk feature, and any home automation equipment you choose. If you travel often, your needs will focus more on being able to remotely access, monitor, and control your home security and home automation features. For example, if you travel, you might need to remotely unlock your doors for family or guests, turn your lights on and off to make it look like you’re home, turn your thermostat up if an extended freeze is expected, high quality security cameras and doorbell cameras to monitor your home and property while you’re not there. You will also want all the basic security equipment as well, such as a control panel, window and door sensors, motion detectors, environmental protection sensors to protect your home from intruders or potential disasters such as a fire or pipe break, etc. If you are a senior, there are some extra security and home automation features you might consider in addition to the basics. For example, if you have mobility issues, you will probably want as many home automation features as you can get your hands on. These will allow you to remotely access, monitor, and control your entire home security system and much of your home’s equipment such as door locks, window blinds, small appliances, thermostat, garage door, and more. Having such features will enable you more flexibility with remote or voice controls and without having to physically handle these systems manually. Perhaps you have been exposed to a traumatic event such as being stalked, attacked, or cyber bullied, etc. at some point in your life and you just want something to make you feel more secure. In this case, you will probably want a security system that has a quality control panel with a panic button, loud siren, two way talk feature, high quality surveillance cameras with real time recordings and cloud storage, a doorbell camera, and some home automation features that will enable you to monitor and control your system remotely.

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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. Some systems offer both cloud storage and local storage, and some provide a dedicated storage drive that gives you DVR capabilities with time lapse recording, which makes it easy to find a video event that took place at a specific point in time. All of the systems we've tested feature an app that lets you use your smartphone as your command center to arm and disarm the system, create rules, add and delete components, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered. Most apps also allow you to do things like view live and recorded video, lock and unlock doors, change thermostat settings, and silence alarms. Some apps will even use your phone's location services to automatically arm and disarm the system according to your physical location. The more expensive systems usually come with a wall mounted panel that acts as a communications hub, with a touch screen display that allows you to do everything the app does. The display lets you communicate with a professional monitoring service when an alarm is triggered and view video from any of the installed security cameras. While many systems use wireless components that are installed using double sided tape, some high end systems use components that require professional installation.

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Word count: 590What better topic to discuss this time than smart security devices that are simple to use, in addition to being smarter and in most cases cheaper than your average home security system?Cocoon Although very small, Cocoon pictured above has a few aces up its sleeve. It will keep your place safe by tracking noise levels and reporting any unusual sounds via the Cocoon app on your smartphone. Cocoon is being featured on Indiegogo, with shipping to backers scheduled for December 2015. At the time of writing this article, only a triple pack three devices was available for purchase, for $999. With this all in one device, you get a motion activated security camera, as well as air quality, humidity and temperature sensors. That makes Canary ideal for pairing up with automation enabled air conditioners and heaters, thus further increasing its already impressive set of features. Once motion detection has been triggered, night vision enabled cameras turn on, sending a feed to your phone and allowing you to fire a very loud 90 decibel alarm think Boeing 737 loud, call the police or ignore the event altogether. The device will save these videos by default, so you can review them later. Although Canary is a one time purchase, there are subscription plans available to increase the length of recorded video history from the default 12 hours up to 30 days and enable you to bookmark more than five videos. Canary costs $249. But what if you want to prevent someone from intruding in the first place?Owning a smart lock could help.

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