Lynx

Trying to get estimates from Lynx home security is not only unreasonably difficult, but it feels unsafe. In the days of massive identity theft threats, this website requires more personal information than it should need, such as name, email address, phone number, the number of entrances to the house and homeowner status.

This is a great way to let thieves who are monitoring things like this where your house is and how many entrances it has, but most importantly to them; that it’s not yet protected.

Even after giving all your personal information, their partners will only contact you within 24 hours – and they ask additional questions they say not to worry about. They pride themselves with the fact that these are free no obligation estimates, but that’s not something special; all security home services should have quick and easy to find estimates for your home. Lynx does not.

The Lynx is lacking many important home security features. First, the Lynx doesn’t have environmental sensors or motion controls, and can identify only up to 10 people – if the person is 5-10 feet away. As well, it’s made of a cheap plastic that doesn’t seem like it will survive a drop on the floor, which isn’t good for any expensive piece of home equipment. Also, the camera doesn’t work with any other systems, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or any of your existing home systems. Lastly, multiple people can be added to be given permission to see the video feed, but only one person can view at a time.

It’s request for all the personal information is unsettling, but with the lack of features and not-so-great physical quality, the Lynx home security systems is not high on our list.

4.8 Total Score
How Many Questions Do I Have To Answer Before I Can Get Any Info?

Lynx’s request for all the personal information is unsettling, but with the lack of features and not-so-great physical quality, the Lynx home security systems is not high on our list.

Customer Service
5.5
Speed
3.5
Phone App
5.5
PROS
  • Easy to Install
  • Economical Plans Available
CONS
  • Unreasonable Requests for Info PRIOR to any communication
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