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The Best DIY Home Security Systems

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With the mainstreaming of the Internet of Things, technology and the overall increase in high-tech devices for residential use, DIY home security systems are gaining popularity. In terms of traditionally monitored methods, the best home security systems are still in high demand.

If you've decided to go with a do-it-yourself security system over traditional, you've probably noticed that you've got plenty of options to choose from. In this guide, I'll give you an overview of the top 5 DIY home security systems as well as information on how this kind of setup works.

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According to Business Insider, companies like ADT now hold 93% of the home security market share. But data from Citigroup predicts that self-installed home security will reduce that number to 61.6% by 2020.

There's no shortage of options when it comes to self-install security systems. Whether you have a large home or a tiny apartment, there's a product that makes protecting your family and belongings a snap. Here are my top picks for the best DIY security systems:

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  • Pros
  • HD video camera with audio and night vision
  • Motion-activated recording
  • 90+ decibel alarm siren
  • Temperature, humidity, and air quality monitoring
  • Apple HomeKit compatibility (Canary Plus)
  • Cons
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