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Don’t be Alarmed: Seven Home Security Options to Fit Your Budget

According to Safe Guard the World, 2.5 million home intrusions happen each year in the United States alone. Whether it be to prevent a neighborhood break-in, to provide an early warning system for fire disasters, or to simply monitor your home 24/7, a home security system is the best way to ensure the safety of you and your family.
 
Naturally, the more bells and whistles on a home security system, the higher the price. Sometimes, in-depth systems can cost hundreds upon thousands of dollars. Cutting down on the cost of your home security system doesn’t mean a cut back on safety, however. You can get the right amount of safety and security in your home without having to break the bank.
 
Selecting the security system that is right for your home and your wallet can be time-consuming and stressful. Below are seven different security options to help fit every budget.
 
Frontpoint
Frontpoint is known for not only having the best customer service, but for being one of the best priced security systems on the market. They offer three different ways to protect your home: Home Security, Home Awareness, and Home Control. Their home security systems provide 100 percent wireless and cellular, 24/7 monitoring, and automated system checks every 60 minutes. At just $99.95 for the basic package, which provides a keypad panel, doors and windows sensors, motion sensors, a broken glass sensor and a keychain fob, Frontpoint lets you stay safe without paying an increased cost.  
 
Canary
Canary is dedicated to providing easy-to-use tools and technology to protect, empower, and have a lasting impact on families and communities. Ideal for small homes and apartments, Canary will keep you safe without the different products and accessories. The Canary “All-in-One” is a feature-packed tower with a motion sensor, high-quality night vision camera, air quality sensor and a 90-decibel siren. The device itself is $170, with free monitoring of up to 24 hours of video history.
 
Fortress Security
Fortress Security aims to change the way consumers look at home security systems. They believe that people should not have to pay a ton of money to keep their families safe from harm. Fortress boasts many different features, accessories, and packages to fit every safety concern and budget. Online support, a three-year warranty, easy installation and remote access are just some of the benefits of installing Fortress. All the home security bases are covered – for just under $100.
 
Brinks Home Security
Brinks Home Security is a reliable name in the home security business. They provide whole house protection plans to ensure safety of your entire home. Customers also have the option of installing on their own or having professional installation. Brinks offers mobile alerts, 24/7 monitoring, surveillance cameras and remote controls for easy access. Flood, smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors can be added in case of emergency. Brinks plans start at just $19 a month but increase based on the different plans you choose.
 
Scout
Scout is a relatively new company founded in 2013 and funded by an independent crowdfunding campaign. Scout alarms prioritize Wi-Fi instead of landlines or cell networks when sending out urgent alerts. The alarm equipment is sleek and designed to complement home décor. All devices are wireless, so do-it-yourself installation is a breeze. With smartphone control, intrusion protection, and compatibility with smart home devices and environmental sensors, Scout is the perfect way to feel safe in your home. With a monthly plan cost of $9.99-$19.99, the Scout Small Pack comes with a motion sensor, door panel, yard sign, key fobs, and access sensors.
 
Ring
Ring believes home security begins at your front door. They’re on a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods with affordable solutions that work for any home. Ring provides a variety of safety products to install all over the house. Most notably, Ring offers a video doorbell, which is appropriately coined “caller ID for doorbells.” The video doorbell starts at just $99.95 and allows families to receive instant alerts when the built-in motion sensors are triggered. Other products include security and floodlight cameras, solar-powered outdoor cameras, and full alarm systems.  
 
SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe, the two-time winner of CNET’s Editors’ Choice for Home Security, has proven to be a leader in home security systems. Protecting over two million people, the all new SimpliSafe products are designed to be smaller, faster and stronger than ever before. At half the size and double the range, these products are wireless, easy to install, and practically invisible. Wireless Security Systems start at around $200 and Emergency Dispatch Service is just $14.99 per month. With a 60-day money-back guarantee, you can test SimpliSafe in your home first and return it for a full refund if you’re not satisfied.
 

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