DIY Home Security Equipment

Ready to setup and install your own security system? We bring you some top-of-the-line, affordable home security equipment options you can use to set up your own security system at home. You’ll learn about everything from a wireless motion detection camera to sirens and flood water sensors.

You’re welcome to read this article from top to bottom to learn about each piece of security equipment you can add to your home or use the navigation menu below to jump to the piece of security equipment you are most interested in.

Wireless motion detector camera with a base station
External video cameras
Smoke and heat detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors
Flood water sensors
Temperature sensors
Sirens
Motion sensitive spotlights
Glass break detectors
Door and window contacts
Wireless Motion Detector Camera with a Base Station


A wireless motion detector camera with a base station is an affordable option for easy installation and minimal coverage of your home. When embarking on do it yourself home security project it is always easier to go with a wireless system since you will avoid having to run wiring behind any walls. Many new wireless systems are coming on to the market since they are the newest trend and they allow for fast and easy self installation. For an hour or two of work you can set up a wireless motion detector and its corresponding base station so that you can track movement within your home when you are absent. Most of the newer systems can be set up to automatically e-mail you with updates from the motion detector, so that you are aware when something has been captured on your motion detector. Other newer systems can also send alerts to your cell phone to let you know that something is changing within your home; however, unless you have an unlimited data plan on your phone setting up this method in inadvisable since alerts often come with attached still images from your motion detector.

Setting up a simple motion detector camera and base station is an affordable option; however, it does not allow for immediate contact with a dispatch agent to ensure full security.

External Video Cameras
External home cameras were one of the first types of security features to come about in the do it yourself home security market. Installation for these types of cameras is relatively easy since it only involves mounting the camera outside of the home in the desired area. It is imperative to purchase a camera intended for outdoor use, and again a wireless camera is going to be an easier installation; however, wired cameras are an option as well since they are generally more affordable. When picking the right camera for your home it is easier to work with cameras that allow for movement such as panning and zooming so that you can control how much detail you can see from the security of your home. External home cameras can be sold with a software to transmit a live signal through your computer or they can also be hooked up to a television to stream live so that when the doorbell rings you only have to turn on the television to see who is there. In today’€™s age the PC controlled software is generally the preferred option.

The U.S. Government Gives Free Energy Efficient Windows to Homeowners if They Qualify

If your zip code qualifies, The U.S. Department of Energy will finance energy efficient windows for your family’s home!

Thanks to a little-known government program, middle class homeowners in specific zip codes can get $1,000’s in tax credits and rebates to install new energy efficient windows for $0 out of their own pocket.

Find out if your zip code qualifies

Millions of Americans who would love to change their old windows don’t realize the government could cover all the expenses. Millions of Americans actually qualify for free energy efficient windows and they don’t even realize it.

How Does it Work?

The government would like as many people as possible to switch to this type of window. Here’s why: Energy efficient windows are cheaper(due to lower energy consumption), better for long term economic strength and good for the environment. Here’s an example of how “changing your old windows ” could affect what you pay:


The problem is that the cost of these windows are expensive so in order to get more Americans to go with energy efficient windows the U.S. Government is quietly giving away free windows to families who qualify.

This allows homeowners like you to finally have new energy efficient windows to reduce your energy consumption, help the environment and save you some dollars on your energy bill for your home, potentially for $0 down. The U.S. government will help you cover the expense with generous tax credits, rebates, and incentives. It’s a serious score for homeowners!

Find out if your zip code qualifies.

The Time to Act is Right Now

You probably haven’t heard about this program before because just like so many tax breaks and incentives, it’s just put out there with little fanfare and only the insiders take advantage of these incentives.

How Do I Find Out if I Qualify?

It’s 100% free to see if you qualify, and takes about one short minute.

Step 1: Click your state on the map, and enter your zip code to instantly check your eligibility for free.

Step 2: You will find out if your area qualifies and how much you will save. Many families save BIG on energy costs, simply by changing their windows and taking advantage of government programs like these.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Jennifer Hopson

Jennifer has been writing articles about consumer energy related topics since 2014. Since then, she has taken on the role of Director of Content, where she oversees the strategy and production of every piece of content that the company creates, including blog posts, reviews, the newsletter, social media and others. Since the beginning of her career, Her writing has been published by numerous nationally-recognized news websites, including USA Today, Business Insider, Wired Insights and American City Business Journals, among others. She is an alumna of San Jose State University, where she earned a B.S. in Journalism.

Amazon Changes & How They Affect Amazon Ungating Services

Amazon grocery ungating is getting more difficult since Amazon is going to start selling its own brands of snacks, diapers and detergent– a move lots of traditional retailers have already made.

But Amazon isn’t a traditional retailer, so this move could be very meaningful for Amazon and its competitors.

The e-commerce powerhouse will soon begin selling its own packaged goods exclusively to Amazon Prime members under brands like Happy Belly and Mama Bear, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Amazon already sells things like electronic accessories, stationery and even clothing under a variety of its own brand. Now it’s going all in on groceries and household products.

While some people will point out that so-called “private labeling” is nothing new– food market and big-box retailers have been increasingly pushing their in-house brands– this is a much bigger deal.

That’s because the growth in retail is all going to be online, and Amazon owns online. It already accounts for half of all sales growth in U.S. e-commerce.

So Amazon’s move into consumer packaged goods gives it additional opportunity to flex its muscle with suppliers. That means giving its own products better placement on its site and undercutting competitors on pricing.amazon ungating service

The move also offers Amazon the chance to pad its profits– something Jeff Bezos hasn’t traditionally been willing or able to do. Private-label brands typically carry higher profit margins, in part because the companies selling them don’t put big marketing campaigns behind them.

Think about the damage Amazon already does to competitors as a low-margin business. Now imagine what happens when it starts generating real profits on stuff like cereal and soap.  This will make it very difficult even for sellers that are ungated in the amazon gated categories such as Grocery, Health & Beauty.   Even though getting ungated in those categories is a long and drawn out process.   Amazon ungating services do exist but they are expensive and there is no guarantee in most cases.

The move is also a way to increase the power of Amazon Prime, the $99-a-year unlimited shipping program that fuels Amazon’s retail growth.

Prime customers spend more on Amazon than non-members and are more loyal, too. By adding another perk, Amazon can make its best customers a lot more loyal.

There’s risk here, obviously. Some Amazon-branded products have already flopped, including its Amazon Element diapers, which were pulled for design flaws shortly after launch.

Now Amazon is selling its own brand of products that people will consume. So a bad experience with that stuff, not to mention a safety issue, can possibly do harm to Amazon’s well-cultivated brand.

But Amazon sits on so much data that it has a likelihood at getting at least a portion of these new bets right.