Meet the 'not so fantastic' MyfoxThis DIY home security system may have a cute name, but it also costs nearly $500.
[MUSIC] Hey folks. Megan Wollerton for CNET appliances here with the complete $478 Myfox Smarthome Security System. So right off the bat you do have the option of buying the camera and these other accessories separately. So the camera costs $199 bucks alone and the rest of the kit costs 279 bucks alone. But the complete kit, that's the whole package, really encompasses all these devices. And that comes up to a whopping 478 bucks. And I really am struggling to find a reason why anyone should pay that much for a DIY home security kit, when there's There's so many other options out there that cost so much less. And if the cost wasn't already enough of a negative, the accessories themselves are really confusing. This giant thing here that actually looks like a hub, is a siren. Just a siren, that's all it does. This small thing here, is the plug-in hub. Why wouldn't they just combine the siren with the hub to make a more streamlined Experience. Instead you have all of these different devices and you have to set them all up individually as well, making it way, way, way more complex and time consuming than it needs to be. The one device here that actually does make sense as a stand alone product is this little sensor right here. It actually senses vibrations So you stick it door, or a window, or any other spot you think could be vulnerable. And it can actually tell the difference between someone knocking on the door, or someone using a crow bar to try to break in. So forced entry, or any other concerns like that, can be stopped right in their tracks. Because a sensor will communicate with a siren. And scare away anyone that's trying to break in. Overall, while performance was generally all right, it just doesn't offer enough features or functionality for the price. Especially when there's stuff like the $279 Piper NV. That's Piper's newest camera. It's their night-vision version which comes with a built-in siren, a ton of different motion, security, and environmental sensors, all in one simple to set up, wi-fi enabled package. Basically, even though MyFox looks nice at a glance, it is really, really, really It's hard to recommend, given its inflated price. That is just too cost prohibitive for too many people, and it does too little. For more on Myfox, check out my full review on CNET.com. I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET Appliances. [SOUND]