Help with choosing home security system


Old 08-03-17, 02:19 PM
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Help with choosing home security system

I'm looking for a home security system well really just some specific features/components and I'm not sure what brand or package is recommended.

I would like:
- doorbell with camera (wifi)
- outdoor camera to view my backyard (wifi) (don't need lights or alarms)
- sensors to detect water (several toilets and hot water heater) (wifi)
- indoor camera in kitchen (wifi)
- free online data/video storage (just the past n days and only when something is moving?)
- ability to see video from internet and get alerted by sensors for water

I'm been looking on amazon and I'm overwhelmed with the number of products. I would like recommendations (with amazon links if possible).

Thank you!
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Old 08-03-17, 05:20 PM
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As with this thread:

You are somewhat blending _intrusion alarm_ and CCTV together. While often marketed as a single system by some mass market installers; they are really two very different systems.

That said:

Here's a pretty good overview of the current state of doorbell cameras:

If your only worry is for water detection, here's a roundup of those:

For the general Wi-Fi cameras, both Linksys and Dlink make pretty good ones.

The thing you must keep in mind; that this is a lot of bandwidth that these things will occupy on your home network.
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I think Honeywell lyric system is a perfect option for you. It gives you all the benefits like:
- More control through your smartphones.
- Design features are great.
- Allows knowing the threats around you.
- More commands and motion detection.
- Handy and all-time monitoring.
Also, I would like to share a link which I found quite interesting:

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Old 08-21-17, 10:53 PM
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Shelly... welcome to the forums.

Your links looked more like advertisements as I wouldn't find them "quite interesting". Can you comment on them ?
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I pretty much liked the concept described in that product and I didn't mean to advertise. As the new member was looking for some Amazon products, I thought it would help him.
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That really helps a lot for security system newbies. Thanks
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