Home security is something that many of us take lightly. Some put all their trust into a standard lock and key while others may also throw in a CCTV camera and call it a day.

But if you’ve finally decided to take home security a tad more seriously, then your best bet is to check out starter or basic home security options such as the 8-Piece X-Sense Home Security System.

The kit comes with 1 base station (hub), 4 window or door sensors, 2 motion sensors, and 1 remote control with the batteries provided in the box for just $169.99 on Amazon.

So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what this security system has to offer and why you should consider picking up the X-Sense Home Security system for your place.

Design and build quality

Okay so the X-Sense Home Security System is obviously not something you’d buy to keep in a showcase, so the design shouldn’t really be a big deciding factor about whether or not you want to purchase it.

Nonetheless, we’re happy to say that this affordable home security kit does indeed have decent looks and won’t stick out like a sore thumb if you decide to install it in the house.

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The base station or hub is naturally the largest piece of equipment in the kit but is well-designed with a boxy look and a simple yet functional LED indicator at the top. The other sensors also sport minimal designs and are white as well.

Everything in the kit is primarily clad in a plastic body that is durable and by no means feels cheap or fragile. Thus, you won’t have to worry about these sensors or the base stations getting damaged easily.

X-Sense Home Security System features and functions

The base station acts as a central hub that for all the other sensors that can be connected and controlled via the app. More on that later. Matter of fact, this kit is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa.

So you can arm or disarm the security of your house with simple voice commands such as “Alexa, arm my home”.

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It also has a speaker for the alarm which should be easily audible from any room in the house. The LED light on the base station also turns red (from blue) once the alarm is triggered.

As for the other colors and what they mean: Blue means everything is working as expected and the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Green means the base station is in pairing mode. Yellow indicates that the device is disconnected from the Wi-Fi.

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X-Sense claims that the Home Security System offers coverage range up to 1.25 miles in open air. But of course, most houses or buildings have walls, doors, and other structures that might reduce the signal strength.

Coming to the sensors, you get four window or door entry sensors. As the name might suggest, these sensors will get you notified each time the front door, back door, or window is opened in the house depending on where you choose to install them.

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You also needn’t worry about the battery longevity because the company claims they have a battery life of 10 years.

Additionally, you get two motion sensors that offer 40-foot and 110-degree detection coverage. If the sensors detect any unexpected moment, you’ll be notified in real-time. These motion sensors apparently have a battery life of 5 years.

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You also get a remote control key fob that will let you turn on or off the home security system with just a push of a button.

So that’s the hardware side of things. Moving over to the software, the X-Sense home security app is available for both Android and iOS devices for free.

The application is basically the control center or bridge that links the base station (hub) to your smartphone. Thanks to the easy setup process, connecting the base station to the phone takes no more than a few minutes.

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Through the app, you get to control or see which sensors are working, offline or have picked up an entry or movement. Of course, the app provides yet another easy way to arm or disarm your home security system.

Conclusion

As we highlighted earlier, the X-Sense Home Security System offers decent home security for a relatively low price at just $169.99. If you’ve not yet installed a home security system yet, it’s a no-brainer considering some of us spend double or even triple the amount just to purchase a phone.

Further, the company claims all transfers are encrypted using the bank-level AES and ECC encryption which should prevent foreign entities from being able to disarm the security system.

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As icing on the cake, unlike some other home security options that charge a monthly fee, the X-Sense Home Security System is a one-time purchase deal. There are no hidden fees or extra costs.

In fact, if needed, you can purchase additional sensors such as the Wi-Fi-enabled smoke detection sensor or more motion or entry sensors from X-Sense depending on your personal needs.

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, made possible in association with X-Sense. PiunikaWeb doesn’t take any responsibility for the product being advertised here as well as how these applications are used.

About X-Sense: The company specializes in home safety products, services, and integrated solutions and servers customers in many parts of the world.

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