In today’s increasingly connected world with so many wireless devices, many homeowners feel perfectly comfortable installing home security systems on their own. Handy households across the pond now have one more option: SimpliSafe, a leader in DIY home security, announced its launch into the United Kingdom today.

The move seems timely, considering the projected growth of the DIY home security market, rising burglary rates in the UK and the fact that SimpliSafe research determined that only 13-percent of UK households are protected by professionally monitored security systems.

Our experts rank SimpliSafe amongst the top DIY home security options because there’s no contract required — a major plus for hesitant homeowners or people who move frequently. SimpliSafe products also have pet-friendly features, like motion detection and infrared heat sensors, which prevent small pets from triggering a false alarm. You can also choose whether or not you’d like to opt into professional monitoring services, or simply keep an eye on the feeds yourself.

When configuring a SimpliSafe package, customers buy their hardware up front (as opposed to paying for it via subscription or rental). The basic package includes a base station, keypad, entry sensor, and motion sensor while the highest tiered package adds on a key fob, panic button, environmental sensors, and more.

Learn more: compare the best DIY home security systems and the best professionally installed home security systems.

Source: SimpliSafe / GlobeNewswire