Installation Difficulty Monitoring Type Min. Startup Cost Monthly Fee
Traditional Alarm
(ADT, BRINKS)
Professional - Professional $500 $40+
DIY Security
(Nest, Ring, SimpliSafe)
Self Install (1-2 hours) Medium Self or Professional $200 $10+
Smart Home DIY
(Amazon Alexa, Philips Hue)
Smart Home DIY High Self $100 $0+
ZING Self Install Low Self or Community $40 $0+