Traditional home alarm and monitoring solutions are a scam. You can pay hundreds or even more than $1,000 for the equipment and installation, and then you have to pay hundreds more each year in monthly monitoring fees. Meanwhile, if a burglar does try to enter your home and an alarm goes off, he or she will be long gone before the monitoring center calls to check on you, let alone sends the police.

More modern home security solutions can offer all the same great features without the monthly cost, but they can still be pricey. And what if you’re renting or you have a small home that doesn’t need such a complex solution? Meet our favorite solution for home monitoring and protection: the Piper nv Smart Home Security System with Night Vision and a 180-degree Video Camera.

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Piper nv is a motion-detecting alarm that’s also a high-definition camera, streaming live HD video to any iPhone or Android phone on demand. In away mode, it also notifies you if any movement is detected, and it packs an integrated 105 dB siren to scare off any intruders.

Here are some more highlights:

  • Smart home security system with no contracts or monthly fees required
  • High resolution 180-degree immersive view camera with night vision, for live and recorded video
  • Motion/sound detection, temperature/light/humidity sensors, 2-way audio and 105 dB siren
  • Simple setup and easy to use, get text/email alerts and check in from your smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android) 
  • Connects via Wi-Fi, battery backup, high grade SSL video encryption, compatible with Z-Wave wireless accessories; auto-rearms to capture multiple events, pet adjustable motion detection, smart arming powered by Life360

The Piper nv costs $279.99 on Amazon with free Prime shipping, and it’s well worth the price. There’s also an older Piper classic model that lacks a few features and has a lower-quality camera for $198.00 with Prime shipping.

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