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Home security system (wifi based door bell, camera, lock, sensors etc)

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Home security system (wifi based door bell, camera, lock, sensors etc)

Hi everyone. I have seen alarm companies provide home security system that provides wifi based door bells with camera, sensors, wifi smart lock etc. Now these items on its own can be bought but I was wondering if a company provides all in one app based solution? I have seen companies that charge a monthly fee (someone in my family pays $70 a month for this) and I was wondering it there was to get this with no monthly cost and the system would be connected to my home server for video download and remote access through my tablet/smart phone?
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Just a few weeks ago we installed new Union Alarm key fob entry system in our office in Calgary. We checked reviews of all local companies and hired specialists from Union Alarm because it is one of the best security and alarm companies in the area. It provides a wide range of security and monitoring services for residental and commercial buildings. As far as I know they carry world class security systems including Interlogix and DSC Alarms. The price varies depending on your personal preferences and needs.
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masarwar wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 11:53 pm
Hi everyone. I have seen alarm companies provide home security system that provides wifi based door bells with camera, sensors, wifi smart lock etc. Now these items on its own can be bought but I was wondering if a company provides all in one app based solution? I have seen companies that charge a monthly fee (someone in my family pays $70 a month for this) and I was wondering it there was to get this with no monthly cost and the system would be connected to my home server for video download and remote access through my tablet/smart phone?
There's a really no "all in one" solution without a subscription.
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luckyjack319 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 5:08 am
Just a few weeks ago we installed new Union Alarm key fob entry system in our office in Calgary. We checked reviews of all local companies and hired specialists from Union Alarm because it is one of the best security and alarm companies in the area. It provides a wide range of security and monitoring services for residental and commercial buildings. As far as I know they carry world class security systems including Interlogix and DSC Alarms. The price varies depending on your personal preferences and needs.
Thanks lucky but we are looking more for residential and not paying for monitoring as i do have a home server setup with remote access for these things.
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Phils wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 6:46 am
There's a recent thread on RFD about SmartThings ADT Monitoring system which was on sale at Amazon.com (US).

samsung-smartthings-adt-wireless-home-s ... l-2263064/
Thanks. This is close to what i am looking at. I would be interested to know if we can add smart lock by samsung to this deal/package.
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 8:24 am
There's a really no "all in one" solution without a subscription.
Looks like a business idea to me.
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masarwar wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:21 pm
Looks like a business idea to me.
I wish you luck!
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masarwar wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:55 pm
I actually found a company that does. Its called Nexia smart home products that comes in pretty close to what i require.

https://www.nexiahome.com/products_cate ... dle-1#main

Going to email them for a canadian distributor if not they have products on amazon.ca
Umm, they are a retailer of smart home devices?
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Phils wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 6:46 am
There's a recent thread on RFD about SmartThings ADT Monitoring system which was on sale at Amazon.com (US).

samsung-smartthings-adt-wireless-home-s ... l-2263064/
masarwar wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:21 pm

Thanks. This is close to what i am looking at. I would be interested to know if we can add smart lock by samsung to this deal/package.
In my previous post, the operative word is "was". The price at the time was $US100. Now at $US174 it's not so attractive. Since the basis of the system is SmartThings, I have to think that smart locks would be supported.
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There is also RING Alarm system which is smart alarm system. They have professional monitoring in Canada for $15 a month ($10USD) and no long term contracts, or commitments.

They have their own website or you can order through amazon. If you get Ring in US Amazon they are offering $40 off and a free Amazon Echo Dot.

Amazon Canada
https://www.amazon.ca/Ring-Alarm-System ... way&sr=8-1

Amazon US
https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Alarm-Profe ... 1DC51?th=1
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 1:02 pm
Umm, they are a retailer of smart home devices?
Yes kind of. They sell hubs that connect to their devices and also existing z-wave devices as well.
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Phils wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 1:19 pm
In my previous post, the operative word is "was". The price at the time was $US100. Now at $US174 it's not so attractive. Since the basis of the system is SmartThings, I have to think that smart locks would be supported.
Yes i saw that. I am budgeting spending around 800-1000 for the whole package so costwise i am hoping it wont be a problem if everything links up.
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lamboman wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 1:24 pm
There is also RING Alarm system which is smart alarm system. They have professional monitoring in Canada for $15 a month ($10USD) and no long term contracts, or commitments.

They have their own website or you can order through amazon. If you get Ring in US Amazon they are offering $40 off and a free Amazon Echo Dot.

Amazon Canada
https://www.amazon.ca/Ring-Alarm-System ... way&sr=8-1

Amazon US
https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Alarm-Profe ... 1DC51?th=1
Considering the average cost is under my budget and that i can add video doorbell and extra solar powered camera this is a very good deal!! thank you!

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