Scott Wyden KivowitzPhotographer / Marketing @ Imagely

What is the best DIY home security system?

So far Canary looks to be the best, but the lack of panic button is a bit disturbing. Which do you think is the best?
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    Nest Cam

    A new security camera by Nest

    Ben Tossell30No-coder 👉 · Written
    Next cam could be an option - although I'm not sure on a panic button actually
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    The most advanced home security camera ever created

    Ben Tossell30No-coder 👉 · Written
    This had a pretty good Indiegogo campaign when it was announced! Worth checking out
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    I backed this Indiegogo campaign a while back and they said they'll be shipping these soon, so hopefully that will happen. According to all of their campaign info, their camera / motion detection system is more advanced than what Canary offers (so it won't send you alerts when there's a light shift from moving blinds or sunset, etc) which is why I originally contributed. If Butterfleye can nail it's supply chain and the accompanying app, it'll put up some stiff competition to Canary.
  3. Sebastien BarrauCo-founder, htmlsig and passpass · Written
    It's a good home automation platform and lets you use the motion and other sensors for more than security. it also supports lots of inexpensive sensors so you can grow your system without spending too much.
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    Nest Protect 2.0

    All-new smoke sensors and security features.

    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    I have a Nest Protect and it's one of the most simple "peace of mind" smart home devices I own. It's whole purpose is to serve as a higher-tech and more highly integrated smoke and carbon dioxide detector and I absolutely love it. The alarm is super loud and the tiniest features (the light ring with color codes, monthly "check-ins") all add up to make it one of my favorite home tech products that I own. 100% worth it.
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    Smart home security for everyone

    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    I LOVE my Canary. I constantly am trying to find new ways to make my little city apartment "smarter" and safer, and Canary totally nailed it. Their app is seamless and while there may not be a really obvious "panic" button, it's really easy to make the Canary sound an alarm (which is deafening... I tried it once as an experiment to the horror of my entire building). Also, the little "home health" features built in made me love it even more. Canary takes hourly little reports on temperature and air quality and makes beautiful little graphs, making my data-obsessed heart swell with joy. #1 home security product currently on the market, IMO.