In the world of smart thermostats, light bulbs, locks, garage door openers and the like, one company wants to help you build a smarter home with their solution for connected devices. The folks at Wink started out with one app to rule them all, a central hub, that gives users full control of all your smart devices in one place, eliminating the multitude of different apps needed to use them. Now, Wink has set their sights on home security, making it even easier to monitor your home the smarter way.
Home security systems can be costly, first there is the initial install fee and equipment purchase and then there is that horrible monthly monitoring fee which can be upwards of $30 per month or $360 per year. Wink’s new Lookout security system, is a modern take on securing your home, there all in one package allows consumers to use state-of-the-art sensors to monitor your home’s activity with no monthly fees required.
The system is comprised of a central connected hub, two door and window sensors, a motion sensor and siren. All the monitoring devices are connected to the hub via the Internet and monitored via the very versatile Wink hub. The Lookout system sends timely alerts about doors, windows, locks, garage doors, and more, giving you control over your home so you can quickly decide how to respond should something unexpected occur. When users are notified they can remotely activate the siren and or dial 911 immediately. In our testing, we were surprised to find the notifications to be much timelier than a traditional external monitoring center, in fact in one test, it took almost 5 minutes to be notified by the company we pay of a security incident within our office.
The best part of using the Wink app and Lookout system, is that you can add further connected devices to improve the overall security of your home, things like Wi-Fi enabled security cameras and additional sensors which was comforting. Lastly, at a meager $199, this is a very cost-effective solution for new home owners or those that want to save some money and be more conscientious about how they monitor their homes.
So, change the way you think about your security with the Wink Lookout smart home security system.
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