Avoid the high monthly monitoring fees of standard alarm companies. With a system such as SimpliSafe (simplisafe.com
), you just "peel and stick" the motion detectors, door-opening sensors, and keypads into position, and they'll sync wirelessly. You can also get smoke and carbon monoxide alarms—and operate the system remotely from a smartphone app. A cellular connection transmits a signal to a call center for 24/7 monitoring, all for about $15 a month.The payoff:
You'll see as much as an extra $50
a month in your wallet.