There are plenty home security systems to choose right now, but if you’re looking for something that’s really easy to install, let’s talk about Homeboy. Touted as ‘the world’s most accessible home security system’, this new product is a self-contained security system that runs on your existing Wi-Fi network, is completely wire-free, and doesn’t additional hardware to be set up.
Homeboy lasts around three months on a single charge with typical usage, which is one of the best battery life spans in the industry. The reason why you don’t need to fuss around with hammers or drills when installing this gadget is because it mounts magnetically almost anywhere. The Homeboy camera is anchored to its base with magnets, allowing to easily remove it when recharging or repositioning.
Of course, this new home security system comes with a companion app. By using it, you can instruct Homeboy to automatically arm and disarm your home when you leave and return by using an intelligent geo-fence. You can even use a IFTTT recipe if you don’t want to fusss around with this everytime.
It even has a social security system which allows you and your friends or family to be alerted instantaneously when motion is detected. You can get notification to your mobile device, a Twitter or Facebook message. Thanks to triggers, you arm your system with a Belkin WeMo switch, turn on your camera when your Nest Protect detects smoke, set your Philips Hue light to turn red when motion is detected and much more.
The $149 Homeboy camera comes with a built-in motion sensor, night vision, and a screeching siren. Also, beginning in early 2015, Homeboy owners can strengthen their home security system by using optional professional monitoring.