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We were pleased to find we could get most systems up in less than half an hour, but the quality of both hardware and software differed. We docked points for flimsy or easy to knock over physical elements and slow or dysfunctional cyber ones. Effective home security offers crisp and quick app interfaces preferably with practical perks like customized sensor names and facial recognition and instantaneous notifications. Rather than restrict control to a physical hub hung on your wall, Abode puts control where you actually need it: in the palm of your hand. Abode’s security dashboard is accessible by any internet connected device and gives you enough information to take action from wherever you are. When Abode’s motion sensors are triggered, it snaps a photo to show you what triggered it. The smart key fob and its three buttons — away, standby/disarm, and home — allow you to disarm as you walk towards the front door. We found that a lot more convenient than racing inside to beat the alarm’s 30 second window, particularly if you have an armful of groceries or a baby on your hip. The SimpliSafe system requires a professional monitoring subscription to receive alerts. That’s because it relies on a cellular connection rather than internet, so someone needs to send you an SMS text. There’s no option to receive automatic in app alerts.

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With Xfinity Home the contract is now tied to any Xfinity line of service. This means if you decide to cancel and your under contract you can do so at no cost as long as you keep home phone, internet or cable tv. As far as pricing goes its $39. 95 for a 300 and $49. 95 for 350. This price is not the promotional price. Usually you will get the service for $10 a month less for the first year. There is no additional charge for fire monitoring, you simply pay for the equipment. If you have a hardwired system and everything is compatible then there are no additional fees to install. You have the choice between a standard wireless installation or the hardwired takeover. If you purchase security cameras and you are an x1 cable tv customer you can view your cameras and arm your security system right from your tv!We transferred from ADT to Xfinity Home Security a few months ago.