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Read the full reviewBest ValueIris by Lowe's Check WalmartCheck Amazon?Most affordable professional monitoringComprehensive smart home compatibilityComprehensive equipment selectionCellular backup requires
extra purchaseSome features require monthly feeOne year warrantyIrisSmart Smoke Detector
by Lowe's is the best value among DIY home security systems because it combines a capable system with the lowest prices we've seen. It's not as easy to set up and use as Scout Alarm and abode, Apartment Security
but it works well enough for self monitoring your home as well as for professional monitoring. For basic home security options, you can get the Iris Security Pack and the Iris Smart Hub. This isn't a combined kit like other
systems we tested, but Lowe's sometimes includes the Smart Hub as a bonus item at no cost. Even at full price, the Security Pack and Smart Hub areHome Security
less expensive than the competition. Iris has three no contract service plans: basic, premium and professional monitoring. The basic plan is free, gives you control over your system and sends alerts to your smartphone when the alarm goes off. The premium plan $9. 99/month expands the basic plan controls and adds video storage. The professional monitoring plan $14. 95/month adds cellular backup and links your home to a certified monitoring station that can send emergency responders to your home.