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Guard Dogs Ousted

Back when I was a child the movie Home Alone was a household favorite, and as you know during the film Kevin did a great job of defending his home. While most think home security technology is currently a luxury for the rich—systems cost hundreds of dollars, with professional installation costing upwards of $500.

But according to Ooma —a leading DIY home phone and security provider—that’s not where the future is headed. Here’s where they think home security will progress in the next 5 years:

MONITORING WILL BE DIY

Current home monitoring is expensive to install and difficult to relocate when homeowners move. In the future, all monitoring will be DIY, consisting of easy-to-move sensors, with no need to wait on technicians to set up the security system.

HOME SECURITY WILL BE APARTMENT-FRIENDLY

Home monitoring doesn’t leave many options in terms of setup, so it’s only suitable for certain living situations. DIY systems with movable sensors will allow users to personalize their monitoring setup—making monitoring accessible to currently underserved spaces (even apartments)!

WE’LL GO BACK TO LANDLINES

Time is of the essence in a break-in—and home security systems that simply text you about a disturbance are too slow. Monitoring systems will interface with landlines, which will be able to call your local 911 dispatcher in emergencies.

Ooma Home Security —the first and only DIY smart home phone service to integrate four security features—offers remote 911, as well as motion, door, window, and water sensors. Ooma also integrates with IFTTT (WeMo and Phillip Hues) to monitor lights.

So it would seem all the McCallister family needs now is some Ooma.

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