I've recently moved into a really nice London community that feels very safe and is family oriented. I joined the local facebook group which is really active and someone posted about seeing a couple of guys break into their neighbours home. Yesterday someone was trying to get to get into my place and I confronted them. I'm thinking about investing in some budget home security. I don't think a connected system is that answer given installation prices, contracts and monthly fees. I see some cheap kit on Amazon and a modular home security line from Xiaomi that is pretty affordable. I'm wondering what is the minimum to act as a credible deterrent? It is a ground floor two bedroom flat with a secure front door (metal frame with obscured glass. It doesn't have a deadbolt but it looks securely and has a tight fit. I also have a sliding glass door with a lock and pin in the middle section. I've seen some options: Video doorbell with a motion sensor and night vision camera motion sensors security camera window/door Sensors I like the idea of getting alerts on my phone. Cloud storage self-managed modular/upgradable budget friendly I don't want to spend more than necessary or make it look like I'm conducting illegal activities but I also want to feel sale when I leave my wife and daughter home alone. I'm not set on Xiaomi as I read that it relies on Chinese servers and doesn't work as well in Europe, but I'm familiar with the brand and like the price point.