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Home Monitoring: Getting started



When we think about home monitoring and other home automation solutions we usually think of wealthy suburbs, big mansions and expensive hard-wired systems. If you want the luxury of remote programming for security, energy-saving and more, the thinking goes, then you better be prepared to write a big fat check.

Fortunately, with the widespread availability of high-speed Internet and some very affordable starter kits, that’s no longer the case. It’s now possible to join the ranks of secure and energy-efficient home-owners for an initial outlay of less than $100 and a service fee of just $10 a month.

This eye-popping deal comes courtesy of Verizon Wireless and their Home Monitoring Starter Kit. The starter kit, which costs just $89.99, includes an indoor camera, a light module and a gateway device to connect to the home network. The camera, which can be directed at a door, window or other sensitive area, captures video which can be viewed live or stored for later access. The lighting module allows you to remotely turn lamps on or off, so you can save energy or come home to a brightly lit home.

Once you are signed up for the Verizon Wireless home monitoring service, you can add to your starter kit at any time. Additional devices and accessories include smart thermostats, energy readers, outdoor cameras, door locks and window sensors. The wide range of security devices include pan and tilt cameras, which can be integrated with optional sensors to automatically capture video when an alert is triggered.

By starting small and then adding more devices as needed, you can reach your desired security and energy-saving situation on your own time and in an affordable way. And the real beauty of those upgrades? Your monthly home monitoring service charge doesn’t change. Still that low $10 per month fee for unlimited remote access.

If you want to increase your home security and energy saving options, take a look at Verizon Wireless Home Monitoring. Peace of mind at a very affordable price!

The Online Mom receives a fee for participating in certain promotional programs for Verizon FiOS. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own.



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