February 24, 2019

Do-it-yourself security

Per the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a burglary occurs once every 13 seconds, yet 87 percent of homes don’t have a security system—making them 300 percent more likely to be burglarized. Many residences lack security systems for a big reason: Traditionally, this hardware has been costly and difficult to self-install; plus, systems that offer professional monitoring often charge $30 or more per month.

But recently, several brands have rolled out do-it-yourself WiFi security products designed to protect you and your family, without the exorbitant expense and installation headaches. Examples include the Arlo Pro 2 WiFi HD Wire-Free Camera Security System Bundle, Ring Alarm Security Kit, and Nest Secure Alarm System.

I explore this topic in greater detail in my latest story for The Costco Connection, available here.