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Eventually, you may choose to expand your system and add more elements. 6. Most home security companies use standard components that are compatible with all major providers in the market, while some offer proprietary equipment. In order to have the flexibility and versatility to buy from different suppliers and the option to expand your system, stay away from companies that only sell proprietary equipment. 7. Consider setting up a separate computer to store your CCTV video feeds.

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Each time we update our reviews, we also update our scores based on how customers currently perceive the products. We do this by extensively researching user reviews at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe's. When we test, we borrow some of the DIY security systems from their manufacturers and buy others. Although we may reach out for technical support or for clarification on a particular feature, the companies have no input on our testing practices and we don’t share our results or rankings with them before publishing our reviews. As we researched this topic and security systems in general, we reached out to Jamie Vos, vice president of the Electronic Security Association ESA for his thoughts on DIY systems. He emphasized professional monitoring for security systems: “If you receive a text alert, you may not be in a condition to respond and you may not hear an alarm. At that point, you have lost valuable response time, whereas a professional monitoring station can automatically alert first responders. ”We also contacted Kirk MacDowell, a board member with the Security Industry Association SIA and president of MacGuard Security Advisors Inc. He said a security system can act as a central heartbeat in the home. “Devices such as locks that can be opened remotely, home light control and thermostats that can raise or lower temperature are all tied into one convenient app and then tied into the alarm, making the operation seamless. ”How we tested DIY home automated systems For each new DIY security system, we test in two areas: user experience and ease of installation.

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Defenders projects up to 97 percent of its clients will have some form of smart home technology within 12 months. “We think the residential security business will continue to grow and the growth will accelerate because there will be more smart home components,” Boyce said. That’s pretty impressive penetration considering Defenders didn’t get into smart home devices until 2014. The company then backed off of those sales for a time to re evaluate and retest the market. This year, it has jumped back in full force. “We’re a test and measure company,” Boyce said. “We test everything. We do a lot of analytics. ”That testing extends to almost every aspect of the company, from sales and marketing including how to handle in bound calls and its sales pitch to product offerings and customer service. That approach “assures we never under protect a family or never oversell a system people don’t need,” he said. While the future is bright, Boyce admitted Defenders’ 20 percent year over year growth rate could be difficult to maintain.

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