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Many also offer support for IFTTT If This Then That applets, which use triggers from IFTTT compatible web services and devices to create an action. For example, you can create an applet that says if a garage door is opened to turn on the floodlight. Whether you decide to go with a DIY system or opt for a professionally installed system, you'll have to pay a monthly or annual fee if you require monitoring, and in some cases, you'll be hit with a monthly fee to pay off the cost of hardware components. With most DIY systems, such as the SimpliSafe Home Security Kit, the Ring Alarm Security Kit, and the Nest Secure, you purchase the hardware outright and can avoid any monthly fees if you decide to self monitor. If you add monitoring, fees will vary: SimpliSafe charges $14. 99 per month for its no contract monitoring service, while Nest charges $29 per month.

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To learn more, check out our picks for the best outdoor security cameras or explore our comprehensive comparison guide on the leading home security systems. To start with, Frontpoint is the only home security system that is 100% wireless and 100% cellular. Why is this important?In a traditional, landline home security system, burglars can disable the system simply by snipping phone lines or cutting cable wires, which renders the home security system powerless. Instead, wireless cellular systems are a safer and more reliable alternative. With Frontpoint,you'renot required to have a landline phone, an internet connection, or any phone at all. The alarms from the Frontpoint control panel reach their monitoring center over a secure cellular network. Installing the Frontpoint home security system is very easy. You may have heard horror stories about other home security systems, where a technician has to visit the home, drill holes in the walls, and hard wire the system. Frontpoint heard these stories too so they developed a pre programmed, out of the box, do it yourself solution that you can set up in as little as 30 minutes. The Frontpointhomesecurity components connect instantly to their Control Panel over a wireless frequency, which makes installation a snap. The Control Panel signals the monitoring station using its built in cellular device, so there is no need for a connection with the home landline or internet cable.