Think about who comes and goes, if there are people that need temporary access, if you travel often, if your willing to install the system yourself or do you prefer a tech come out, and where people move about when inside your home. These will help you understand if you need a system that can support several individual access codes, if you need cameras, if you would benefit from automation features, or simply can suffice on a cheap bare bones system. This should get you thinning like a security consultant and prepare you for the conversation to come. Once you’ve identified these you can move on to your physical home. When thinking home security, think entry points. These are the easiest ways into your home and where you are most vulnerable. ContractNo Contract3 year contractInstallationDo It YourselfProfessional installation available. Yard SignADT branded yard signHome Automation ADT Pulse allows you to arm/disarm your house, control your lights and thermostats remotely. Control PanelADT Pulse touchscreen control panel allows you to know alarm status, arm/disarm your alarm, control lights, check weather, and view live video from security cameras. Also allows you to quickly send an immediate alarm medical, fire, or police. Door LockADT Pulse door locks allow you to remotely lock/unlock your door from any internet connected device. Door SensorWired and wireless door sensors.

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While the mandatory professional monitoring of our top pick, Frontpoint, might be too much for people not quite sure if they need it yet, having the option to upgrade from self monitoring to professional offered by all our other top picks except Canary, which offers professional support after an incident means you can try out being your own security guard before committing.