Review: Nexia Home Intelligence system is less than the sum of its parts

At a Glance
  • Ingersoll Rand Nexia Home Intelligence

    TechHive Rating

    Nexia Home Intelligence is a good home-control system, but consumers looking for home security should consider systems that are monitored by a central office.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    Nexia Home Intelligence is a good home-control system, but consumers looking for home security should consider systems that are monitored by a central office.

    MSRP: $299 for the Home Security Starter kit. As reviewed, with extra lock, camera, and door/window sensor: $718.

    Pros

    • Devices can be managed from the video camera's user interface
    • Schlage offers very good electronic entry locks
    • Very good user interface, with broad platform support

    Cons

    • Weak security: Central-office monitoring not available
    • Indoor cameras are mediocre and expensive
    • Paid subscription required to render system useful

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