Home8 is a no-contract, professional alarm company. The company uses a DIY approach to security for your home or business and boasts about their video-verified protection. Even with no contract, their equipment is affordable and can be purchased in a package deal or individually. Home8, founded in 2016, is relatively new to the smart home security scene.
Low Monitoring Costs; No Contract
For just $19.99/month, you can use Home8 to professionally monitor your home 24/7. This includes unlimited recordings with your Home8 cameras. This is a low monthly fee in the home security industry, and the best part is that there is no contract. To compare, many home security companies require a 3-year contract - some even require a 5-year contract.
The Home8's offers home security equipment (cameras, sensors, alarms, etc) for less than what their competitors charge. A singular motion sensor sells for $14.99 - there aren't very many companies that can beat that price. Similarly, Home8 sells an indoor camera for as low as $29.99. While you do have to purchase your equipment upfront with this company, it will be a lot less than other companies that don't offer equipment financing.
Positive Home8 Reviews
On other review sites, the reviews for Home8 are a mixed bag. Below is a summary of the positive things customers have to say about Home8:
- Thorough and clear customer support
- Easy to install (DIY)
- Low cost
- Intuitive mobile app
No Video Doorbell
Home8 offers 5 different types of security cameras (see below). However, they do not offer a video doorbell. This is a product that almost every home security company offers. Even though the company doesn't sell their own video doorbell, those who are interested should be able to purchase a different brand and integrate it with the Home8 app.
- Camera issues - video footage freezing in-app and connectivity issues
- Customer service - rude reps, poor service, difficult to get ahold of
- Alarm sound - siren is too quiet
- Equipment Warranty - company only offers a 1-year warranty on alarm equipment
Because Home8 is such a new company, there are not many customer reviews at this time. For those interested in purchasing their equipment upfront, we recommend comparing it to other home security companies first. If you do end up purchasing from Home8, there is a 30-day refund window, but you must call the company to return the home security system. After you contact the company, you have 7 days to mail it back. Compare to top companies here.
Home8 Security System Packages
All Home8 alarm packages come with the Gateway (the hub) and a 110 db siren. When you purchase equipment from Home8, you can sign up for 24/7 professional monitoring with the home8 protection plan: $19.99/month. You can also self-monitor the alarm system from the Home8 app.
Includes RF433 dongle (battery-life extender), 2 door/window sensors, 2 panic buttons, and 1 motion sensor. Perfect for small homes and apartments.
Includes 4 door/window sensors, a keypad, 2 panic buttons, 1 motion sensor.
Includes 10 door/window sensor, 4 panic buttons, 2 motion sensors. Perfect for four-bedroom homes.
Includes 6 door/window sensors, 2 panic buttons, 1 motion sensor, 1 flood sensor, and 1 fire / carbon monoxide detector.
Home8 offers 5 cameras for customers to choose from that range in price and ability.
Wi-Fi camera: $29.99
A 66-degree indoor camera with day and night vision. Adjustable motion detection.
Mini cube HD camera: $89.99
A 100-degree indoor camera with day and night vision. Uses Wi-Fi and can be either motion-activated or record continuous footage.
Twist HD camera: $99.99
A 100-degree indoor camera for day or night time. Download the home8 app to control where the camera is pointing - it can turn 300 degrees. Uses Wi-Fi and can be either motion-activated or record continuous footage.
HD IP camera: $129.99
A 73-degree indoor camera for day or night time. Connects with other Wi-Fi devices and sends notifications via the home8 app. Includes two-way audio and motion detection or continuous recording.
Mini outdoor full HD camera: $129.99
Outdoor camera with an 83-degree field of view. Built with weather-proof metal, you can use it to record continuous footage or start recording when motion is detected.
Purchase Device Individually
- Window/door sensor: (1) $14.99 or (4) $55.99
- Motion sensor: $24.99
- Valuables tracker: $24.99Garage door tilt sensor: $24.99
- Arm/disarm and panic keychain remote: $14.99
- Siren: $29.99
- Temperature/ motion sensor: $39.99
- Keypad: $39.99
- Remote garage door opener: $59.99
- Fire / CO2 sensor: $29.99
- Water leak sensor: $19.99
|Monthly Monitoring Fee||$19.99|
|Install & Equipment Fee||$50-$450|
|System Relocation Fee||None|
|Number of Reviews||0|
|Review Last Updated: April 09, 2020|
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