Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Starter Kit

Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Starter Kit

By carolc

Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Starter Kit pricing $449, accompanies all you require to keep a track of what is going on in your home, when you’re not there. This DIY security framework is anything but difficult to introduce and it uses an instinctive application which can be operated from your smartphone to send cautions and alerts when movement is identified or if a gate or window has been opened. The base station has a 1080p camera that records movement and stores it in the cloud free of cost, and it offers a bunch of slick features and highlights. The framework underpins IFTTT applets and works with outsider Z-Wave gadgets, yet it doesn’t offer proficient checking alternatives like the Abode and SimpliSafe Home Security frameworks.


The Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit comprises of a base station, two access sensors for gates and windows, and a controller key dandy. The framework is carefully self-observed, which means you and only you are responsible for cautioning the specialists if there’s a break-in. The Abode, SimpliSafe, Ring Alarm, and Nest Secure frameworks all give you the choice to self-screen or pay for an expert observing assistance.

At 3.7 by 1.0 by 0.9 inches (HWD), the included admittance sensors are practically an inch longer than the Ring Alarm sensors (3.2 by 0.9 by 0.9 inches). They are fueled by a solitary CR123A Lithium battery (included) that will last as long as four years prior to requiring a substitution. The key coxcomb estimates 2.8 by 1.5 by 0.3 (HWD) and has catches for Home (not armed), Away (fittingly armed), Night (just Access sensors are furnished), and System On/Off.

Anyhow, lets discuss the features now one by one.


  • Base Station:

The base station is wrapped in gray and it wears an aluminum top and base, it appears to be like an Amazon Echo, however at 7.3 by 3.6 by 3.6 inches (HWD), it is right around an inch and a half taller. It’s controlled by a 2GHz Snapdragon 8-center CPU, 8GB of memory, and 1GHz of RAM. There’s additionally a 5-watt speaker, a movement sensor, a 90dB alarm, three mics, a battery backup that will give as long as 30 minutes to the device if there’s absence of electricity, a double band 802.11ac Wi-Fi radios, a Bluetooth radio, a Z-Wave radio, and a radio for Honeywell’s Wiselink Security Protocol, which is for the connection with the sensors and key dandy (fob).

  • Camera:

There’s a 2MP 1080p camera at the highest point of the base station that has a 147-degree field of view and uses a couple of infrared LEDs for night vision. It has a security ring that you can use to cover the lens and at the highest point of the station are a receiver on/off catch, an Action button, and a speaker volume control. The base contains multi-colored LEDs that tells you what is up with the framework. The light squints green during the commencement when the framework is being equipped and shines strongly green when in Away mode. It squints purple when entering Night mode and turns strongly purple while in Night mode, and it turns blue when reacting to a voice order.

  • Video and Storage:

The camera will record a 30-second video cut when movement is distinguished and will store it in the cloud. You get free admittance to the previous 24 hours of video and can download and deleted cuts. For $4.99 every month or $49 every year, you get storage capacity for up to 1,500 video cuts for each camera, and for $14.99 every month or $149.99 every year, you get storage capacity for up to 3,000 videos for a limitless number of cameras.

  • Face Recognition:

The camera offers face acknowledgment; however, it is restricted to two countenances for two hours per day. At the end of the day, you pick which faces you need the camera to perceive and a pick a two-hour block that the camera will send face alerts. This is helpful for watching when the children return home from school, yet a more adaptable flexible timetable and the capacity to follow multiple faces would be pleasant. 

  • Alexa

Alexa similarity lets the base station do nearly all that an Echo gadget can, for example, give you the news, sports, and weather updates, control other gadgets utilizing Alexa, shop Amazon Prime, and set clocks, timers and alarms too. All things considered, it doesn’t yet uphold certain capacities, for example, Amazon Music playback, notices, and updates, even though they will be included a future update.

  • Enhanced Deterrence

One of the big features is the Enhanced Deterrence. At the point when utilized with an open-air Motion Viewer, you can have the base station speaker play sounds when movement is distinguished outside. The thought is to make it sound like somebody is home while you’re away. Sounds incorporate dog’s woofing, a vacuum cleaner, and gathering noises like party with discussion and giggling sounds of the people in the background.

Moreover, the framework can be equipped utilizing geofencing dependent on your location, and by utilizing Honeywell’s OK Security voice orders. It additionally underpins Google Assistant voice commands and will connect with other brilliant home gadgets utilizing IFTTT applets.


Extras are well priced and incorporate additional entrance sensors at ($25) and key fobs at ($22.49), an indoor movement sensor at ($49), an indoor camera ($149), and an outside camera at ($199). The framework utilizes the equivalent application as other Honeywell gadgets, like the C1 and C2 cameras, yet the security framework doesn’t cooperate with these gadgets. It will work with outsider Z-Wave gadgets, like lights, however, is restricted to on and off only. But we can surely predict the updates are underway.


The Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit may be a little pricier than other DIY security frameworks, however when you consider that you’re getting a 1080p camera with face acknowledgment abilities and Amazon Alexa usefulness incorporated into an expandable home security center point, the cost is significantly simpler to swallow. The framework functioned admirably in testing, reacting rapidly to set off sensors and sending push alerts and email too. It never neglected to record any of the event, however it would be pleasant if face acknowledgment wasn’t restricted to two faces for two hours out of every day.

Should you buy it? If home automation is what you want you want, this is your go-to device.

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