Piper definitely isn’t as robust as a full-on, professionally-installed security system backed by a 24-hour response service, but for $239 it’ll get you most of the same benefits. In all honestly, the only thing Piper missing is a response team, so if you’re looking for a low-cost way to make your home more secure, look no further. Installation is a breeze, the fisheye lens lets you surveil a large area with a single camera, and the wide range of sensors make it extremely versatile. The addition of Z-Wave compatibility also expands Piper’s functionality to include not just security, but also home automation; so it’s also a great starting point for anyone thinking about smartening up their pad.