I want to purchase a DIY wireless home security system. For the moment, I do not want to pay a home monitoring service and prefer to be informed of my alarm status via the Internet (WiFi and cellular) and text messages.

The main entrance to the house is a steel gate. Not sure if a sensor exists for this type of entrance. I have 3 solid wood doors, 1 aluminum door with window, many aluminum horizontal louver style windows and a couple of glass horizontal louver style windows.

Also, I have an indoor cat.

I wanted some input on what types of alarm systems and sensors you guys recommend for this setup to work and I can install.


Have a look at Iris. You can mix and match components such as door/window sensors, thermostats, motion sensors, etc. It hooks to your wifi and can send you text alerts.

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