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How do DIY home security systems work?

When it comes to choosing the right home security system for you, protecting your family and home is a top priority, but convenience and ease of use are important factors to consider too.

With DIY home security, you can get the benefits of a state-of-the-art system without the usual expensive and lengthy home security installation process.

Here’s how it works:

Powered by your smartphone

After the first setup, use the Ooma Home Security app to update your settings as your home security needs change and view live or saved video directly from your smartphone.

Perfect for smart homes, DIY home security systems like Ooma Home let you monitor your home 24/7 from anywhere without the wires and expensive installation.

DIY home security benefits and features

Here are just a few of the unique benefits and features you can expect from a DIY home security system like Ooma Home. 

  • Remote 911: Call emergency responders from anywhere as if you were home. 
  • Instant alerts: Get notifications for home securuity events via phone call, text or email.
  • Enjoy flexibility: Switch home modes automatically using your GPS location by the time of day and day of week. 
  • Home security anytime, anywhere: Configure your settings for Home, Away, Night and Vacation modes. 
  • Easy setup: Great for families: Allow app and notification access to up to 10 users on your Ooma Home account. 
  • Smart home solutions: Pair Ooma Telo home phone service with Ooma Home Security sensors and cameras to create a smart home experience. See home phone services plans

Sensors for every part of your home

Select products based on your specific home needs: 

  • Door and window sensor:Get alerts whenever a door or window is opened unexpectedly or left ajar.
  • Motion sensor: Receive alerts when unexpected motion is detected in your home. 
  • Garage door sensor: Get updates whenever unexpected activity happens in your garage. 
  • Water sensor: Detect leaky faucets, flooded basements, faulty water heaters, and more.
  • Ooma TeloGet unlimited nationwide calling, voicemail, caller-ID, call waiting, 911 calling and text alerts. 
  • Ooma Security Camera: Enjoy peace of mind with instant video capture, facial recognition technology, a 24/7 livestream, and more. 

Do-it-yourself home security installation

DIY home security systems like Ooma Home are self-installed using a mobile app and wireless sensors and cameras. This makes it easier and more affordable to set up a home security system.

Typically, a DIY system can be up and running in a matter of minutes, which is a breeze compared to traditional home security systems that can take weeks or even months to install.

Visit our website to learn more, or watch the video below to see how Ooma Home can work in your home:

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