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The Affordable X-Sense Home Security System Provides Simplified Home Security

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Simple Home Security

The interest in home security has increased in the last few years. Once it was a matter of hiring a company that not only installed the various security components, but also monitored it 24/7. Obviously the installation and ongoing monitoring ran up the cost to where the average person just couldn’t consider doing it. But then companies began making security components that could be purchased by the consumer directly and didn’t require heavy DIY (do-it-yourself) abilities. This was followed by more sophisticated control over those components and then followed again by smartphone control which made things even easier to do. The end result is that today there are many options for home security that don’t require a monthly subscription or strong installation abilities to get the devices mounted. And which allows renters to be able to take advantage of home security also.

So getting a home security system that can cover any area of the home without needing alteration of the home itself Is key. This is baked into the X-Sense Home Security System.

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Simple Components for Home Security

The first thing to note about the X-Sense Home Security System is that it refutes the notion that home security must include a video camera. Because there’s no camera at all. This cos it’s of 4 entry sensors, 2 motion sensors and a base station which does the coordination, plus a remote. The entry sensor is of 2 parts, with each part facing the other and placed against a door or window so that in one position (closed) the 2 parts are close to each other and in the other position (open), the 2 parts are separated from each other.

As to the motion sensor, it is designed to “look” over an area where movement can occur — such as a hallway at one end facing towards the front door. Then when there is movement in the space that the motion sensor is facing (it having been turned on), the sensor activates and registers this fact and then sends the report to the base station (as is also the case with the entry sensors). The base station is where all the information goes to and which coordinates the information being sent as well as monitoring the various components that are going to be sending that information. No recorder or SD card exists here at all.

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Simple Installation

Now as noted earlier, installing the various components doesn’t require any special skills: in the case of the entry sensors, it’s a matter of placement against the window/door and getting them to stay in position (which traditionally used to be done using screws or the included adhesive strips. Power needs to be enabled for the entry sensors and a built in battery that’s rated for 10 years means having to replace batteries after a few months can be eliminated. As to the motion sensors, again setup is simple and they can be placed on a flat surface, should one not want to wall mount them. Plus you can adjust sensor sensitivity over its 39 foot/110 degree angle detection. No cables or battery requirements because, just like the entry sensors, there is a multi-year internal battery ready to go. As in 5 years. Each of these sensors must be added into the overall system using the app, which performs the majority of functions for making the system work.

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The base station plugs into a wall outlet but X-Sense understands that a power outage is now more likely these days than not. So a 12 hour backup battery is built in. There’s also a remote which uses replaceable batteries and which performs functions just as expected and in just as simple a manner as expected for activating/deactivate the system.

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Simple Results

There are three areas that still need to be covered: the first being what happens when the system is active (example: it’s night and the occupants of the home/apartment are sleeping) and an entry sensor is tripped or there’s movement across the area that the motion sensor sees. So this fact is sent from the particular sensor device to the base station which now sounds an alarm. A really, really loud alarm because it’s coming off at 105 decibels. For sure that’s really, really loud for anyone inside the house.

The second area is just how are those security devices sending to the base station. Wi-Fi gives you a stable signal and can cover pretty much most of the home in general for the majority of people because 2.04GHz frequency excels at distances. But sometimes the Wi-Fi home network doesn’t reach far enough — creating dead zones — that inhibit the use of a sensor in place “A” because it can’t “connect” to the Wi-Fi signal that is going out. This problem is eliminated because X-Sense’s LoRa technology works at providing a wireless radio frequency connection which has over a mile range (approx 1 1/4th mile with range moderated by whether the signal is moving through open spaces or through obstructions like walls). So “dead zones” are far from likely to occur and the push notifications that the base station send out to one’s smartphone won’t be hindered. In addition the base station can activate through Google Assistant and Alexa, although most will find using the app a more secure and successful means. That goes for checking battery status as well.

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The X-Sense’s Home Security System has a lot of nice additions: besides no costs other than buying the System, examples include being able to use the app to customize the various sensors and having a light/sound go off when they activate or not; having control over that loud alarm; being able to add up to 32 sensors and 6 remotes; encrypted data being sent by the system so as to make it difficult to intercept/shut down the system remotely. A manual and warning sticker is included also. For more details go to https://www.x-sense.com/products/x-sense-home-security-system

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