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Dropcam was purchased by Nest in 2014, and there are neat ways you can integrate the two, but the Dropcam Pro is also a good DIY home security camera without the Nest thermostat. This WiFi security camera has a wide 130 degree viewing angle, so you can see a whole room in one glance. An 8x zoom and HD video recording means you can see details some cameras don’t pick up. The Dropcam with night vision includes both a microphone and a speaker, so you can talk back to people or pets as you’re viewing them. Saving recordings to the cloud requires an annual fee, starting at $99. The camera itself costs $197. 95. This plug and play HomeMonitor system promises instant security in minutes, thanks to both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. Once it’s hooked to the network, create an online account and start peeping through any web enabled computer or smartphone. There are no monthly fees and users can link several cameras for a whole house solution. Another bonus is that Y Cam offers indoor and outdoor HomeMonitor options.

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A formal living room fireplace lets us know it’s a more mature space to relax or retire to on special occasions. The more rustic stacked stone fireplace in the family room calls for everyone to kick back, relax and nestle in for a casual family gathering. The dining room fireplace my personal favorite invites your friends and family to linger around the dining table for evenings filled with great food and even better conversation. If your fireplace is centrally located within a wall and is flanked by windows or bookcases that are the same dimensions on each side, then you’re dealing with a more traditional space and personality – which speaks to a more traditional furniture placement. Pairs are important here. Flank a pair of comfortable and inviting chairs or similar in size, design and proportion on either side of the fireplace.

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Instead, fire up your computer and search for “security alarms” or “security systems. ” Look for suppliers that carry multiple brands and models so you don’t get locked into home security equipment that’s not right for you. In addition to good selection, look for a supplier that offers free system programming and technical support. Make sure the supplier doesn’t require a high cost, long term monitoring contract. Before you place an order, call the supplier and discuss your plan. The staff will help you develop a materials list and program the alarm panel appropriately. Ask to have the components labeled for each zone. Your DIY security system doesn’t have to be connected to a monitoring service that calls the police. It can simply trigger an alarm siren. But don’t dismiss the importance of alarm monitoring. Crime statistics show that burglars aren’t scared away by sirens.

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