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Abode Essentials Starter Kit

Yea, Adobe is constructing Security System. Image credit: techhive.com

For $299, you get the starter kit from Adobe which comes with a load of sensors and accessories. It’ll work alongside Amazon’ Alexa, IFTTT, and Nest. 

You can add on professional monitoring for just $30 per month. 

Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit

Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit. Image credit: amazon.com

Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Kit is priced at $450.  

You can check out Honeywell’s website for a full list of kits and separate devices that you can also get, along with the prices. In this Starter Kit, you get a Camera Base Station, sensors for two doors or windows, and a key fob. 

There’s not an option for professional monitoring with the kit, though. 

iSmartAlarm Starter Package

iSmartAlarm Starter Package. Image credit: amazon.in

For a CubeOne hub, one sensor for a window or door, a motion sensor, and a key fob, you pay $150 for the iSmartAlarm Starter Package. There are add-ons available, such as the iSmartAlarm Spot or the iCamera Keep Pro which allow the system to hook up to IFTTT and other third-party devices. You can’t upgrade for professional monitoring with this company. 

Nest Secure Alarm System

Nest Secure Alarm System. Image credit: thehvacgenius.com

In the Nest Secure alarm system, included is a Guard hub, two Detect motion, door, or window sensors, and two Tag key fobs, all for $399. You’ll be able to hook it up for professional monitoring through Moni in the near future, too.

You can use a PIN code to arm and disarm the Secure system, or use the Nest app, or even a Tag fob. You can buy extra pieces of kit like cameras to improve and expand your system. 

Ring Alarm Security Kit

Ring Alarm Security Kit. Image credit: crutchfield.com

The 8-pack Ring Alarm Security Kit comes in at $250 and for the price, you get four sensors for your windows or doors, a motion sensor, a hub, a keypad, and a Z-Wave range extender. 

An additional extra is professional monitoring, which you’ll pay $10 per month for and you get cellular backup included.

Scout Alarm

Scout Alarm. Image credit: eu.lifx.com

Combining a $129 hub, a door or window sensor that’s $29, a motion sensor normally priced at $49, and a water sensor you’d pay $ 40, is the Scout security kit that’s priced $247. For professional monitoring and battery and cellular backup, you can pay $10 each month and there’s no long-term contract to sign up for. It’s even compatible with Amazon Alexa.

SimpliSafe Foundation Kit

SimpliSafe Foundation Kit. Image credit: amazon.com

For a reasonable $229 you can pick up SimpliSafe’s starter kit and you can sign up for professional monitoring services for as little as $15 per month. To get access to any of the remote features in the kit you’ll need to be signed up to the monthly fee, but it’s an optional extra. 

SmartThings ADT Home Security Starter Kit

SmartThings ADT Home Security Starter Kit. Image credit: bestbuy.com

To get a 7-inch SmartThing panel, two window or door sensors, and a motion detector, you can invest in SmartThings’ ADT Home Security Starter Kit. You’ll pay $550 so it’s one of the priciest systems in the DIY security market. 

The expansion kit comes in at $200 and you get a sensor for carbon monoxide, water leaks, and smoke. You can also sign up for a $15 monthly subscription that gives you ADT professional monitoring. 

Wink Lookout

Wink Lookout. Image credit: wink.com

Did you know Will.i.am had a tech company? Well now you do, and it now owns Wink, a smart hub company. With the Lookout security system from Wink, you pay $199 and get two door or window sensors, a siren and chime, a second-gen Wink hub, and two door or window sensors, and all of the kit is compatible with the first-gen Wink hub, too. 

There’s a la carte equipment available as well if you’ve already got the Wink hub. For a window or door sensor, it’s $29, a motion sensor is $39, as is the siren and chime.

You can’t access any professional monitoring with the system. 

This article originally appeared on cnet, written by Megan Wollerton

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