Our Favorite Home Security Products – Review

Our Favorite Home Security Products – Review


hi everybody thanks for tuning in to
that tech family I’m Cody this is Chelsea and today we’re going to talk a
little bit about our home security systems that we use in what we like
about them so to start off we’re gonna start with the nest cam it’s an outdoor
camera something we like about this is that it’s very easy to use it’s easy to
install it’s affordable so nest cam is a company that was
purchased by Google a while back so you can expect good things from anything
Google puts their name on and worked with they got popular with the nest AC
controller the temperature which is not which we have as well yeah so this
little guy is the nest cam outdoor they have different models they have an
indoor one now and then they have a nest cam IQs what they call it now which is
just it’s a newer updated version it features 24/7 monitoring it’s a
weatherproof camera 1080p HD lens it’s got night vision and you can zoom
so you can zoom in on certain areas if you want to zoom in on the area you can
set it to that and it will actually increase the quality like if I want to
put it in out of my backyard but I want to see this one particular area you can
zoom in and it’s a high quality anywhere you look it’s crazy and I really like
this because he has this setup outside and it is it goes right on her
playground so when our daughter is playing outside we have
set up to where we can see her again at nighttime it’s great because we have a
gate right by the playground and you know somebody you never know people can
just walk in into your house and for me I am a big scaredy cat so I’ve always
wanted to wire everything and this makes me feel just really safe and makes me
feel very safe when my daughter’s outside that way I can keep an eye on
her when I’m doing the dishes or you know at nighttime if I’m like I hear
something you know and he’s not home I’m able to just you know look and see okay
it’s just the wind or it’s a raccoon you know calm down no one’s breaking in but
you know it’s just that peace of mind you know it’s cool because the alerts
that they give so it does have a lot of AI going on in here because it can
distinguish between a dog barking or a person talking and it can alert you
today if you want you can turn those features off but by default if a dog is
barking in the backyard it will send you an alert and it will say dog barking on
your phone or person talking or a person spotted yes or a dog spotted I mean it
can it can alert you to different things which is pretty neat when especially if
I’m out of town and you know in the middle of the night I get an alert that
says there’s a person talking then I have to tune in and see what’s going on
in the night vision camera helps because then you can see and the quality is
great in all circles it’s nice even if you’re not home you’re traveling and
then you get a notification saying you know person talking outside or you know
motion detected it’s nice to know what’s going on in your home when you’re not
around yeah and it’s so I mean it’s got motion sound detection it allows you to
customize different zones so if you wanted to if you have it in an area that
maybe there’s a road nearby and there’s a lot of cars driving by
you don’t want to see the cars you don’t want to get alerted every time a car
drives by you can zone an area and say I only want to look at this part of this
the overall picture that’s pretty cool we use that a lot let’s see so a two-way
audio so you can listen and talk through it
as a microphone and speakers so that’s something common like if our daughter’s
doing something she’s not supposed to do and I get on there get out of that tree
she can talk back and we can communicate if we need to it’s super easy to install
so everything is packaged very well it comes with all the stuff you’ll need to
mount it it comes with little brackets to mount the wires against the wall to
so anywhere you put it it will be safe but it also connects through a magnet so
nothing actually connects to the camera itself you connect the magnet to the
wall and then the camera is magnetized it connects to the madness so that’s
pretty cool and you can pivot in any direction you want or you can take it
right off in a second and these things last nest has great products I mean
we’ve had this for quite a while and we’re tough on our equipment and it’s
outside in the Florida Sun and this all day we have several of them they’re in
the salty air in the humid air in the Sun all day long every day for I don’t
know three years and it’s withstanding two hurricanes guys that’s you know
that’s pretty impressive out when you come home you know your cameras are
still up which is cool exactly so a couple more things about it
it takes snap snapshots of critical moments send you alerts through the app
I’m going to show you a little bit about the app here in just kind of what what
you can see the app is really cool but you can see the different you can have
different cameras and I’m in this world and then something awesome that they
also offer is Nestor wear which is basically cloud storage for your video
history and it’s super affordable but the big thing about the nest aware
feature is that is helped solve crimes all over the United States
and basically because it’s always recording and it’s always saving so if
somebody comes and they they pull the cord on your camera thinking that we’ve
got you because now your your files are corrupted or you’re not gonna get a
signal anymore that data is saved on the cloud you can
access it from your phone anywhere and you can use that to help the with the
police or whatever you need to do it’s very cheap too so they have five day
video history for about four fifty dollars per year and a ten day history
which is a hundred dollars per year or a thirty day history which is 300 per year
which that’s only about 82 cents per day for recording video for up to 30 days
it’s awesome it connects through Wi-Fi so you don’t have to plug in anything to
the camera it’s it’s just super easy here we have our simply safe home
security home on a train system this is the keypad this is the base station
which is really cool panic button which is also handy this is
the five hundred decibel siren which is extremely loud oh you’re glad okay and
this is the this is how the doors and windows sensor so it’s a magnet you put
one on one end you attach this on the other when the door closes they connect
like that each sensor is numbered so you can actually keep track of it in the app
or on the website you can do different settings you can have a chime if you
want it’ll tell you which doors are open in case and we’ve had that happen at
night when I’m good at set the alarm and will say you know sensor XYZ is open and
I can look and oh it’s the bathroom window so I go and I shot that then we
have the smoke detector we also have a carbon monoxide detector motion sensor
glass break sensor which if somebody breaks in breaks the glass it alarms so
we’ve actually broken a lot of glass around
and it hasn’t gone off because it knows the unique sound of window and door
glass because it’s different than dropping a vase or a plate the decibels
are louder they’re different so a lot of intelligence put into this and of course
there’s also a key fob that you can put on your on your key so if you wanted to
hit the panic button from there you could do that some features about simply
safe it was developed by an MIT graduate so there’s a lot of science put into
this that was very smart he wanted to create an affordable home security
system that anybody could use and it is super affordable costing only $160 for
every six months or three hundred thirty six dollars per year which is less than
I mean the big companies are double that minimum and they have to come in they
have to hardwire everything and we moved quite a few times we’ve had to simply
save products for years and I’m telling you when he travels you know again being
alone with my daughter you know we live in a safe area but you know you just
never know and this is peace of mind guys and like I said my favorite is we
have the panic button we have right by our bed so you know god forbid anything
ever happened I hit that button and I mean the police
are following you within ten seconds times the way it works is they they call
the police on one end of the phone and then they call you to see if you’re okay
and they will send the cops right away if you don’t answer same with the fire
the smoke detector we’ve triggered a few times the fire department is on their
way they call you to let you know like hey are you okay if you don’t answer it
they will be there in minutes depending on the how far away they are because it
connects to your local police and fire departments so that’s cool and that’s
safe because to know that if for any reason we’re not home and somebody
breaks in and the alarm goes off we know the police are going to
be there shortly you can also set it to be a silent alarm there’s just different
features it’s an easy there is super easy to install so each one of these
comes with 3m tape on the back so you can mount it to the wall mount these
your doors and everything can be mounted to the wall very easily except for the
smoke detector a carbon monoxide detector those have to be mounted with
screws of course they’re heavier but I also the sensors are great because you
know even though our daughter six and she’s not sneaking out the window or
anything yeah but I it gives me peace of mind because we have sliding glass doors
and we have a pool and we live on the water and when she was really little I
was so nervous that she would just walk outside and I wouldn’t know it so you
know if you forget to lock the door and all of a sudden somebody opens that door
I mean you’ll hear the beep beep beep beep and then you know you have about
five seconds well okay but you can also turn on the charm feature any time a
door is opened it doesn’t thing sound you know it chimes wait we use daily in
this house we use the chime feature it’s helpful to know when a door is open yes
if you’re sitting next if we’re next to each other and we hear that then you
know that it can only be our daughter or somebody’s in the middle of breaking
into our house while we’re at home some other cool features there’s no contracts
yes there’s no hidden fees or anything you just pay monthly for the monitoring
it’s 24 hours ma 24/7 monitoring it has a built-in cellular connection with
Wi-Fi so it’s always connected so it’s connected through phone line but there’s
their ability and cellular connection and Wi-Fi so if somebody comes I mean it
also has battery backup so if somebody comes and they think they’re being smart
and they cut the alarm wires it’s still connected and it’s still going to go off
if somebody smashes the keypad they think that they’re being smart and they
break the keypad it’s still connected it still calls them the app is really
cool too it’s super easy there’s a home away and up button on the app
that’s it so if you’re away you hit away and you can do home if you want to what
a way does is it triggers the motion sensors and it’s got its got the AI to
know the difference between a pet and a human so it’s not going to go off if
your pet is walking around if you want to turn on the motion sensors and we’ve
used this product for years we use it every time we travel I mean we use it of
course every night and I just um you know I truly feel very very safe with
this product it’s not you know I don’t have to call brings I don’t have to do
anything like it’s all just set up right here good to go and so much more
affordable than some of those yeah really bigger companies well you got a
call it like they call you they send you stuff in the mail they want to call you
on every little thing then they want to come out and they look at your place and
then they hardwire they’re drilling holes through everything they’re putting
stuff all over and when it’s all said and done you’re paying for the setup fee
and then the actual monitoring I mean it’s expensive it’s it’s an outrageous
and then you know if you cancel that you still have all of that stuff hardwired
in your house so it’s there permanently I mean unless you go around and patch
all the holes and everything I mean it’s just a lot of work and this applies to
your mortgage as well like we got a different array for insurance because
simply safe is a qualified you know home security system so you know we
definitely got a deal with our homeowners insurance you know that the
with the cameras I mean it is a great great product you know you’re looking
for home security certificate you can get that right on their website on the
on the app and you can customize every single thing about it it’s it’s awesome
them you can set the delay for the following the set the delay for that
door for the alarm to go off for 30 seconds you can if you wanted to make it
instantly go off when the door opens you can
in or no alarm you can do anything it’s it’s it’s amazing and like I mentioned
before I have set the alarm off quite a few times and luckily I mean they are
calling you right away they give you your password and you know I’ve got my
password wrong thank you it’s like I’m gonna give you one more time to try
again and luckily I got it right but it also gives you that peace of mind where
if you do set it off I mean it’s it’s okay you have a chance to where the
police are coming right away freaka so you don’t have to worry about
that but and also there’s a feature I mean
we’ve moved this thing the keypad numerous times to different parts of the
house depending on where we were living and what I really like about it is that
you have your passcode like anybody does but say if someone broke in done your
head and they said turn the alarm up now if you actually put your passcode in
backwards that alerts them to that hey you know I’m in a bad situation
so you know and it turns off the alarm you know but it also tells them like
okay they just entered their passcode and backwards that means that there is a
situation going on at the house where they’re not able to verbally say that
they’re okay yeah so well same with the safe word so they give you the safe word
in case something like that happens and because they call right away when the
alarm goes off and if somebody’s there robbing you and they’re you know gun to
your head god forbid they’re like tell them not to send the police if you give
them the wrong password they’re going to send the police so that’s another
feature and the only reason they let us guess again is because we changed our
password recently so they knew that we were not sure which one it was at the
time so this is called the canary view and we just moved these guys out of the
way this is really cool yes it’s pretty neat though it’s they
they tagged themselves as a complete home security system in a single device
so the way it works is it’s it’s a camera and it has motion triggered
recording so anytime we need the kind of motion happens it starts recording and
it sends you an alert to your phone and/or your watch and it shows you a
little snippet of the video or you can click it and you can watch real-time
from there tinny it’s a 1080p camera so it’s high-definition and it’s basically
streaming to your phone anytime anywhere you want anywhere in the world you can
watch it connects with the ethernet in the back just plug it in it’s an easy
setup right out of the box plug it in plug Ethernet in you’re good to go or
you can do Bluetooth you connect you click here and tap here and it can
connect to bluetooth or Wi-Fi so it’s affordable it’s only $169 they do have
other kinds they have the canary flex now – which is just like a camera that
can pivot it’s a little bit more sleek and you can hide it easier I guess and I
mean I’m not too familiar with it but what’s cool about this is it has a
two-way audio so you can actually talk through it and hear through it and we’ve
talked before through it like if I’m going to the store and I see that she’s
in the kitchen and I can see her I could say hey what did you need from the store
again I forget and she can say you know milk and eggs idiot yeah don’t scare me
like that and let me know you know for people you know sometimes
we travel and we have our daughter alone you know or we have our sitter here with
her and it’s nice to have that peace of mind where you can you know look in make
sure everything’s okay and then if it’s not you can verbally say hey that’s what
are you doing over there or hey guys yeah or and I mean we’ve done this a lot
with our animals act get off the couch or a lot of people use it like that yes
yes so again it’s just another nice product
another thing you know when he’s traveling he kind of check and see if
we’re there vice versa it also has all this security features that you’re gonna
want because it’s got the 90 decibel siren so it’s got this loud siren which
you just push the button on the app it’s got built-in security system so I mean
what basically you connect it to your fire department or your police
department in with a push of a button you can have the police come what’s cool
about it is the AI will actually get to know your routine and it will
distinguish between unusual activity and just normal everyday activities so if
you’re not at home and something weird is happening that doesn’t normally
happen it will send you an alert that says unusual activity at home so you can
check that too and something else that’s cool is it has the built-in climate
monitoring so it can can it can keep track of the temperature the humidity
and any air quality issues so it might say like your air quality is abnormal
and that just means something that is in the air to it very helpful you know we
all suffer from really bad allergies and I suffer from migraine
so you know when I wake up in the middle of the night or whatever and I’m like oh
my gosh I’m like what you know what’s the humidity and then it tells me I’m
like well that’s why that makes sense or you know if we get an alert saying you
know the air quality’s not great maybe it’s time to change our air filter just
you know he’s the mine stuff like that which is I think cool yeah the app is
really easy to use and you can go through and it gives you different kind
of alerts and you can also record and store to the cloud with a very
affordable subscription a monthly subscription it also works with Google
Assistant so if you wanted to do that but the app just looks like this and
then you can see the timeline of events and you can scroll through and you can
see things happen it clips different things that you know what’s going on so
you can save that for later and that’s the canary so for the last product we’re
going to talk about our ring video doorbell the we don’t have it right here
with us because it’s still connected so I can show the video so what it is it’s
a another camera that’s constantly recording but it’s at your front door so
basically these are all really easy to install by the way that’s like one of
their big bragging points is that they’re all out of the box plug in
you’re good to go the ring is no exception so you take it
out of the box and you it has a battery from one so if you didn’t have an
existing doorbell you can mount it to the wall or you know 3m tape it whatever
you want to do and it will work just fine the app will tell you how far the
battery is you know you can take it down and recharge it but if you have an
existing doorbell you can remove that and actually hardwire it and then you
don’t have to worry about that but if the power goes out you can rest assured
that you will have a front door camera going because the battery back up the
other cool features that it has a neighborhood alerts so once you plug it
in and you put in your information it will actually send you details on the
app of different things that have happened
your area and are happening like we get alerts lately of coyotes in the
neighborhood the streets down coyote spotted and it has a little video clip
shared by one of our neighbors we can share if somebody breaks into our house
we have video of it we can show the police but we can also post it on our
neighborhood area and people around here will be on the lookout because whoever
has ring is part of that neighborhood now in their community it’s really cool
it’s very affordable it’s just $99.99 and also or you can finance it for as
little as seventeen dollars per month is what they say so the coolest feature
that people know about is that when somebody rings the doorbell it will dial
to your phone like a phone call it will say answer or decline it will show you
immediate streaming video and it’s one side so they can’t see you back right
but if somebody you know somebody’s there and someone you don’t want to talk
to you can ignore it or you gonna answer it and it’s a two-way communication
device you can talk through and listen through it’s got motion activated alerts
it will send to your phone so we know when somebody is at the door before they
even ring because it sends an alert to our phone with a little chime so we know
oh there’s somebody at the door and we get there right in time for them
to ring the doorbell well and I really like it a lot as well because I order
only a ton from Amazon so if I’m not home and he’s not home you know I know
what my packages are being delivered and I can see them out there or when they
say it’s it has been delivered I can check my ring and say no no it hasn’t
you went to the wrong place and again it’s just having that peace of mind
knowing who’s coming to your front door who was there and just being able to
kind have a look out and then having that
community that you can connect to I never would have thought that we would
have had so many coyotes by us and we have animals you know and that’s that’s
a big deal in to see the coyote just going right across your front yard it
was like two streets down yes you know that’s that’s that is helpful
information you know so again great product very affordable and you know
just just having that peace of mind and being able to connect with others in the
area of what’s going on in your neighborhood whether it’s crime related
whether it’s animals or just whether you just want to use it for your packages
yeah and again I mean it’s it’s it’s a quality product and it looks good they
have they come in two different colors they look pretty pretty nice out there
it’s it’s got a 720 HD video camera so it’s going to be high quality video it’s
infrared it has infrared night vision so you can look out at night if you wanted
and it’s got the customizable zones like these other guys have like the nest cam
and the canary like you can customize the area if you just want to look at one
spot so guys those are our home security devices we really like them like I said
it gives me peace of mind and peace of mind we think they’re great they’re all
very easy to use they’re affordable and we ordered all of them from Amazon which
is awesome so we hope you liked our video subscribe to our channel if you
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