Kibbi is a home security and automation device that is currently raising funds for production via crowd funding website, Indiegogo. The standard Kibbi device is about as tall as a modern smart phone, and can be made in silver, black, white, or a combination of two. Kibbi can connect with other devices via Bluetooth technology making it seem like the possibilities are endless in the world of Internet connectivity. However, a major possibility with this device remains burglary. 

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Monitored vs. Unmonitored Security

Perhaps the most important factor in choosing a home security system other than affordability is to opt for either a monitored or unmonitored system. Unmonitored systems, also known as self-monitored systems are generally cheaper. However, they provide a lower level of security than a traditionally monitored home security system would. Only monitored systems come with 24-hour surveillance by a professional security team. With unmonitored systems, you’re largely on your own as far as responding to an intrusion.

It is important to remember that Kibbi is not a professionally monitored system. Monitored systems save precious time dispatching help at the exact moment of intrusion. If your home is burglarized, the police will not be notified. Instead, in the event of an emergency, Kibbi will send a notification to your smart phone. Hopefully you aren’t busy. Professionally monitored systems will send the police, fire department, or paramedics directly to your home after evaluating the existing condition. Consider using a monitored home security system from Protect America.

Should you trust a crowd-funded security system?

Backing a crowd-funded project can always be a risk, and there‘s no guarantee. Do you really want to gamble with the security of your home and family? The Kibbi project is just a prototype and won’t actually release until March 2015. In the mean time, how are you going to protect your home? This product hasn’t had the chance to be reviewed by homeowners since it hasn’t even been made. Consider choosing a home security system that has the experience and proven reliability to protect your home. Protect America has over 20 years of practice in the home security industry. We have protected almost half a million homes since 1992 and have continued to grow steadily ever since.

What Kibbi Includes

Although the Kibbi hub has a camera and motion sensor with corresponding window/door sensors, Kibbi focuses more on home automation. It can control your lights, thermostat and other appliances. However, these features will need additional items that can sync with the Kibbi hub. Each additional item will subsequently cost you more out-of-pocket. The device is sold in a starter pack with two sensors at $200. For additional sensors, the price goes up by $35 or $85 depending on how many sensors you need for your doors and windows. The starter pack described on the Kibbi Indiegogo page says it is meant for smaller homes. Medium and large homes are suggested to use additional Kibbi hubs to extend range throughout the dwelling. The Dual Pack with two Kibbi devices and 5 sensors goes for about $400. The Triple Pack for larger homes goes for $600.

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Your Affordable Alternative

For home security you can rely on 100% of the time, consider a professionally monitored system from Protect America. If your main reason for wanting an unmonitored system is affordability, we have great news for you. Protect America aims to give you the most affordable technology possible. You can find monthly monitoring for as low as $19.99, and we’ll give you free equipment. We’re so confident that our current promotions are the best price available online for wireless home security systems, we’re willing to put money on it to back our claim. If you find a lower price for the same amount of wireless home security systems as we offered, we’ll match the price. Unlike Kibbi, which has only a 12-month warranty, you’ll get a lifetime warranty on all our devices.

Protect America can offer you the reliability of a professional security system while still maintaining the simplicity and affordability of a DIY system.