Home security systems (non-monitored)

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  1. dpwu32

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    We’ve recently bought a new place, and the garage has been turned into my new workspace/office/warehouse. It’s about 40’ from the house, and I’m looking at options for a non monitored security system for it.

    The facts:
    I’ve got three windows, a man door, and three garage doors.
    Has WiFi, electricity, heat/etc
    I work from home, so I’m here more often than not
    Closest neighbors are about 500m away
    We’re pretty rural, so power outages aren’t out of the question

    Leaning towards a WiFi connected kit with window/door sensors, and a monitoring app that will alert me if something opens while armed. Considering Ooma, but more than happy to look at others.

    Anyone able to suggest something they’ve had good success with?
     
  2. Cheddar

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    Ismart seems to get good reviews and it always go on sale around Christmas.
     
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    Lorex camera system is the way to go. I installed a 8 camera system with a full time 28" monitor in the kitchen. Best thing I ever did.
     
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    I have a lorex system and never again. The customer service is 7 notches below atrocious and their new mobile app looks like it was a grade 6 computer literacy challenge. That and they are camera system, not a security system. So you can't integrate doors and motion detection, audible alarm or a keypad.
     
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    Not really wanting to do a camera system. Working on rural WiFi, and not willing to sacrifice that much bandwidth to cameras that aren’t really needed. Simple sensors with some sort of notification system will be entirely sufficient in my case.
     
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    I wasn't overly impressed with lorex, I had 3 cameras fail in Edmonton. They did replace them but a 75% failure rate is terrible.
     
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    12 gauge/.308/2 dogs= end thread. :lol:
     
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    $75k worth of inventory/middle of nowhere/Winchester model 94/2 cats = need more security :lol5:
     
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    Cats with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!
     
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