Great Value and Solution If You Want Full App Personal Monitoring w/out a Fee
I found the Nest Secure system easy to install and setup. All parts of it, from the door sensors to the key fobs and base unit, seem to be high quality and well designed. I have found most everything I want to do with the system is programmable if you take the time to look through all the menu choices. For example, how long do you want it give you on entry and exit before it alarms.
Pros: High quality, well designed, many settings to choose from, great value if you don't plan to pay for a third party monitoring service. Unlike Simplisafe, this system let's you do most everything you could want in the phone app without having to pay a monthly fee. Imagine saving $15 to $30 a month or more on monitoring fees and then you might consider the higher prices for the Nest Secure system a pretty good value.
Cons: As I understand it, starting this year, you can only activate the cellular backup system if you go with a professionally monitored service, and I think Nest has only partnered with Brinks, and I consider them kind of pricey (like $30 a month and up). And the Nest Detect sensors at $49 each are a little pricey if you need more than the two that comes in the starter system. Read full review
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