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More than Flexibility: Link Home Security System Review

Don’t talk to strangers. Better yet, don’t let strangers in. Check out the official purchasing page (or speak to a friendly rep at 1-866-302-6140).

Apparently, Link Home Security System has learned childhood lessons well. It doesn’t allow strangers inside your home to install your security system for you. Instead, it makes installation as Do-It-Yourself installations.

  • Link Home Security System has Crash and Smash Technology through its partnership with It makes sure your signals reach the monitoring station even if a burglar destroys your device.
  • Link can give you home automation capabilities through 2GIG.
  • As a DIY system, you won’t need to worry about installation fees. You can even take the system with you when you transfer to another home.
  • You can even customize your equipments to fit for your needs through Link’s official website.
  • If you have an existing home security system but feels the need to have Link, you can instantly switch through a takeover program. However, the switch may charge you $29.99 plus an additional $5 for video surveillance depending on your needs.
  • There’s a set of pre-assembled packages. You can view them through Costco.

Link offers several devices to meet your needs. You can make your own set through Link’s official purchasing page. The list includes:

  • Cameras:
    • V720W Exterior Camera
    • HD 100 Interior Camera
  • Safety:
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Smoke/ Heat/ Freeze Detector
    • Disaster Sensor
  • Automation:
    • Kwikset Deadbolt
    • Kwikset Lever
    • Thermostat
    • Appliance Module
    • Lamp Module
    • Interior Siren/ Strobe
    • Liftmaster Garage Door
  • Security:
    • Keypad
    • Additional Touch Screen Keypad
    • Panic Button
    • Door Bell
    • Glass Break Detector
    • Motion Sensor
    • Tilt Sensor
    • 1 Link Home Security Go! Control Cellular Panel
    • Key Ring Remote


On the other hand, while you may enjoy building your own system, Costco pulled up devices to make pre-assembled packages to meet your every need. You can just basically pick one from the list.

1. Basic Fire and Security Package

Package includes:

  • 1 Link Home Security Go! Control Cellular Panel
  • 3 Wireless Door/Window Sensors
  • 1 Wireless Motion Sensor
  • 1 Wireless Smoke/Heat/Freeze Sensor

Price: $99.99

  • Control panel
    • Link’s control panel works through cellular technology.
    • It has a two way talk function. You can listen and you can speak through it. By this feature, you can’t only communicate with your monitoring station, you can also converse with your family member at home.
    • It also has Z Wave integration for your home automation needs.
    • You won’t also have to worry about power failures. It comes with backup batteries that can last for 8 hours.
    • The control panel can also let you know the day’s weather through the touch screen display.
  • Motion Sensor
    • The sensor works by infrared energy detection.
    • It can cover a range of 30 by 50 feet area.
    • Link’s motion sensors can ignore your pet if it weighs 55 lbs or less.
  • Smoke/ Heat/ Freeze sensor
    • It can send alarm signals even if your whole system is deactivated.
    • It can save you from the high cost of repair since the sensor can notify you immediately at the first sign.
  • Door/ Window sensors
    • Door/ window sensors specifically protect your home’s entry points.
    • It can efficiently cover an area of 30 by 35 feet.

2. Select Energy Management and Security Package

Package includes:

  • 1 Link Home Security Go! Control Cellular Panel
  • 3 Wireless Door/ Window Sensors
  • 1 Wireless Motion Sensor
  • 1 Wireless Smoke/ Heat/ Freeze Sensor
  • 2 Z Wave Light/ Appliance Modules
  • 1 Z Wave Thermostat

Price: $199.99

  • The Light and Appliance module allows you to control incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and even low voltage appliances.
  • The Z Wave Thermostat, on the other hand, is universally compatible. You also have the option of pre-programming it for 7 days through a “Smart Schedule”. You can set it through the web or by the mobile app. This way, you won’t have to worry about your home in case you forgot to set a schedule for the day.

3. Premium Plus Video, Energy and Security

Package includes:

  • 1 Link Home Security Go! Control Cellular Panel
  • 5 Wireless Door/Window Sensors
  • 2 Wireless Motion Sensors
  • 1 Wireless Smoke/ Heat/ Freeze Sensor
  • 2 Z Wave Light/ Appliance Modules
  • 1 Z Wave Thermostat
  • 1 HD 100 Indoor Camera with Night Vision

Price: $399.99

  • Indoor Camera
    • The indoor camera utilizes infrared technology to “see” movements in low light.
    • It has a 720p resolution.
    • However, you need to link it to a WiFi for it to work.
    • It also has a configurable motion detection to better monitor your home.

Link Home Security System also offers monitoring plans to better keep your home secured. The plans will be dependent on the package you purchase.

A. If you choose the Basic Fire and Security and the Select Energy Management Security Package, you’ll be qualified to subscribe to Link’s Protection and Interaction. It includes:

  1. 24/7 security and fire monitoring
  2. 24/7 EMS dispatching
  3. Advanced interactive monitoring for up to 10 open/closed or active/inactive sensor notifications.

B. On the other hand, if you purchased the Premium Package, you can sign up for the Elite Interactive and Video Plan. It includes:

  1. Features from the Protection and Interaction plan
  2. Video monitoring which you can access through a computer or any web-enabled device

However,before you can enjoy the credit allowance Link applies to their devices, you may need to  meet the $99 minimum equipment charge. You can view each item’s price through the purchasing page you can find on their website.  Each device comes with a 30 day money back guarantee as well as a one year warranty.


check You can set customized plans.
check The Basic Package is at $99.99.
check You can enjoy home automation through Z Wave.
check There is a two way talk feature in their system.
check Their Central Monitoring Unit is rated 5 Diamond by CSAA. It is also UL listed.
check Its control panel has touch screen capability.
check It has a 3 in 1 detector which is the Smoke/ Heat / Freeze Detector.
check They have a takeover program if you decide to switch to Link.
check You can buy cheaper packages through Costco.
check They have an A+ BBB rating.
check The system has Crash and Smash Technology.

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