My house insurance policy has an alarm discount because it's a professionally (ULC?) monitored. Monitoring it myself using an app would deny insurance coverage if something like a break-in/theft of property would happen. I'm paying $20/month for 24/7 monitoring today, so, for continuity, I would need to pay a one time $49 account setup fee and $8.50/month on a 3 year term according to https://www.eyezon.com/envisalarms_ip_monitoring.php. In addition, I would need to purchase this Envisalink 4, so, my break even point is 1.5 years out.Gee wrote: ↑ It is just another monitoring centre. You don’t need it. I would spend some extra money for security cameras around the perimeter of your house, If the alarm goes off on your phone, you access the cameras to see what’s the problem and call the appropriate authorities.
I have had the Envisalink installed for 6 years and integrated into my home automation. When I had the alarm installed, I signed a 10 year contract for monitoring and I am still paying to this day.
When the alarm goes off, I get notified on my cell phone and home automation before the monitoring centre does.
I do like this aspect of being alerted on an app and disarm/arm the alarm system. I'll need to do some more reading as I would like to be able to see which sensors are being tripped whether the system is armed/disarmed and being able to bypass sensors (such as an open window for ventilation) directly from the app. A RING alarm system does have that logging and functionality.