Reference Table: The Best Contract-Free Home Security Systems
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Fortress Security Store
Mace Wireless
SmartThingsiSmartAlarmPiper CameraCanary CameraSimpliSafe
GE Personal Security
Golden Security
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Amazon linkFortress LandlineMaceSmartThingsiSmartPiperCanarySimpliSafe2GE PersonalGolden
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Transmission technologyLandlineLandlineWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFiCellularNone - alarm onlyWiFi & Cellular
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Main unit power
Wired + battery backup
Wired + battery backup
Wired onlyWired only
Wired + battery backup
Wired only
Wired + battery backup
Battery only
Wired + battery backup
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Requires Internet connectionNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
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Disconnect notificationYesNoProgramableYesYesYesNoYes
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App and ratingNot for this systemN/A3.4 stars3.3 stars3.4 stars3.5 starsRequires monitoringN/A3.3 stars
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Base siren140 dB110 dBN/A110 dB105 dB90+ dB85 db120 dB110 dB
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Extra siren140 dB110 dB106 dB110 dBNoNo105 dBNoYes
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Door/window sensorYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes, independentYes
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Glass break sensorYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYes
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Motion sensorYesYesYesYesIn cameraIn cameraYesNoYes
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Smoke detectorYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
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Carbon monoxide sensorYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
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Key fobYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNo
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Flood sensorYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNo
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Freeze sensorNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
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Humidity/temp sensorNoYesYesNoIn cameraIn cameraNoNoNo
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Panic buttonYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYes
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Indoor security cameraYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
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Outdoor security cameraNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
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Video resolution720p-Many, up to 1080p140° at 1080p180° at 1080p147° at 1080pRequires monitoring-720p
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Video on phone through WiFiUnknown-YesYesYesYesRequires monitoring-May required 2nd app
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Free video storage timeN/A-
Yes, depending on device
30 clips (~10s each)100 clips (~35s each)12 hoursN/A-N/A
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Premium video storage (1 cam)
N/A-
Yes, depending on device
N/AN/A$9.99 for 30 days$4.99 for 30 days-N/A
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2-way audio on cameraYes-
Yes, depending on device
YesYesNoNo-No
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Thermostat integrationNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Bulb & light switch integration
NoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
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Outlet integrationNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
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Sound integrationNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Smart lock integrationNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Smart garage integrationNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Smart/video doorbell integration
NoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Other appliance integrationNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
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IFTTT IntegrationNoNoYesYesYesMostly noNoNoNo
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NotesGSM version available
Echo and Google Home integration
Feels a little risky
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Amazon linkFortress LandlineMaceSmartThingsiSmartPiperCanarySimpliSafe2GE PersonalGolden
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