Help w/ Home Security System

I have read through this sub for a couple of days and have learned a lot. But I am still questioning where to go on a home system. At first, I didn’t want any paid monitoring nor wifi anything. I have since changed my mind on all of those. So please send opinions and help my way.

Looking for a system that is monitored by myself and family via app (if possible). I don’t mind paying for certain things. But don’t want to be bound to services. I also worry about privacy. Can my stuff be hacked and or saved on a server somewhere?

I need to go wifi because I have multiple buildings on my property that I would like to get at least a single camera on. Running cable is not practical for distance and cost.

I have looked at door and window sensors that you drill into the jam/door/window. They are the diameter of a pencil and are not visible unless you open the door/window and know they are there. I love these. I know they are wireless, but its most practical for my situation. Any thoughts on these?

I am rural. But have fiber. I can get very high speeds if needing to upgrade. What’s the minimum speeds to run such a system? (3 TV’s plus up 5 cell devices streaming at one time would be maximum for current load). Currently have 60gb speeds and have zero trouble.

Windows: 12

Doors: 4

Camera needed: 6-10

Please let me know thoughts on components, system or multiple systems that can work together.

Thanks all!

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Anyone know of security alarms that go off if RJ11 or USB jack unplugged?

Hello Reddiverse!

This one is eluding me because any attempts at searching inevitably get conflated with just trying to use a phone line for alarm systems.

I’m looking for a physical security device that will simply go off if an RJ11 or USB-host (or maybe RJ45 but would have to be ethernet passthrough) is unplugged. We have some devices that keep getting stolen and trying to figure out a simple off-the-shelf alarm system that can go off if they are unplugged. Could also work for USB as these devices do have an micro USB host connector on them. I have seen some charging cable alarms, but they seem to be based on detecting when the client device is disconnected, not the host device.

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