EF20001232; Georgia, LLC License: Bryan David Melancon LVU406595; Idaho, LLC 024933; Iowa, LLC License C121646 and AC268; Louisiana, LLC License F 2006; Nebraska, LLC License 26512; Nevada, LLC dba Cox Homelife License 78331; Ohio, LLC License 53 18 1671; Oklahoma, LLC License 2002; Rhode Island, LLC License 9314; Kansas, LLC Topeka License No. 109 and Wichita License No. 2015 36492; and, Virginia, , LLC DCJS License 11 7776; DPOR License 2705164725. For example, you can create rules to have the lights turn on when motion is detected, have your doors unlock when a smoke alarm goes off, and have a camera begin recording when a sensor is triggered.Some systems store recorded video locally on an SD card or a solid state drive, while others offer cloud storage.Locally stored video is a good choice for do it yourselfers on a budget, but you have to be careful not to Linkoverwrite video you may need later.Cloud Linkstorage makes it easy to store and access recorded video, but Linkit can cost hundreds of dollars per year depending on your subscription.Some Linksystems offer both cloud storage and local storage, Linkand some provide a dedicated storage drive that gives you DVR capabilities with time lapse recording, which makes it easy to find a video event that took place at a specific point in time.All of the systems we've Linktested feature an app that lets you use your smartphone as yourLink command center to arm and disarm the system, create rules, add and delete components, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered.Most apps also allow you to do things like view live and recorded Linkvideo, lock and unlock doors, Linkchange thermostat settings, and silence alarms.Some apps will even use your phone's location services to Linkautomatically arm and disarm the system according to your physical location.The more expensive systems usually come with a wall mounted Linkpanel that acts as a communicationsLink hub, with a touch screen display that allows you to do everything the app does.The display lets youLink communicate with a professional monitoringLink service when an alarm is triggered and view video from any of the installed security cameras.While many systems use wireless components that are installed using double sided tape, some high end systems use components that require professional Linkinstallation. Homelife Security and Automation $44. 99/mo.
T2. Supports IFTTT applets. Free and paid cloud storage. Cons: No professional monitoring available. Face recognition is limited. Bottom Line: Honeywell's Smart Home Security Starter Kit is a DIY system that includes Amazon Alexa service, a built in 1080p camera, motion detection, face recognition, and more.