Hello, I have a home that has been wired for an ADT system but I’m tired of paying ADT prices for monitoring (@ $32/mo with USAA discount) when I see that systems like Simplisafe offer monitoring at half the cost.
Since every door and window on my home is already wired with recessed sensors and motion sensors, it made little sense to re-invest in new battery-powered sensors that would show on every point of entry. Then I read about Konnected which seems like a great solution for me.
Now if I want to add on pro monitoring, I see that noonlight is an option, but is SmartThings the only way to add this on? We have a Nest thermostat and a Rachio irrigation system and a couple of Philips lightbulbs but it’s not like a need a ‘hub’ to maintain those since I can just pull up those apps on my iPhone. But since I don’t have a hub, yet, maybe I’m missing how it’s going to change my life.
SmartThings isn’t a huge investment but since I’m new to all of this I’m trying to figure out if it’s the smartest solution as a way to add economical monitored security. We’ve had a couple of attempted break-ins - the thing that scares someone away is the alarm, not the LAPD that are going to take 45 minutes to arrive - so the monitoring is only for peace of mind if there’s an event while we’re out of town or something.
Thanks in advance for any input.