A VoIP Phone and Home Security Solution
Ooma – an NYSE traded company – delivers communications options for homeowners and businesses alike. The smart SaaS platform that they use as a hub for their services offers cloud-based home-security, telephone services, and much more.
Ooma has won several awards and accolades for its services and business practices. In fact, in 2015 the Best of Biz Awards named Ooma as a gold winner. Additionally, Ooma was named as one of the fastest growing private companies in both the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times.
As Ooma CEO Eric Stang once said,
“Ooma continues to push the innovation envelope in the smart home category by enabling new services like Ooma Home, the most complete and affordable DIY home security solution for protecting family and property. By adding a smart video camera, geofencing, and additional wireless sensors, integrated with our unique Remote 911 emergency communications, we’re providing safety, security, and peace of mind to families throughout North America.”
The best features of this system
There are two home security plans offered by Ooma Home Security. They also offer the flexibility to move between plans whenever needed without contracts or long-term commitments.
However, to use Ooma’s home security systems, customers need to have an Ooma Telo (phone) system in place. This system has an initial cost of $99.99 (MSRP) to purchase and a monthly cost of $4.09 for taxes and fees.
In addition, customers must buy an Ooma home security system. These start at $179.99 and are fully customizable.
|Ooma Plans||Upfront Cost||Monthly Cost|
|Secure (Premier PhoneCustomer)||$179.99||$3.99|
|Secure (Basic PhoneCustomer)||$179.99||$4.99|
|Secure (Not Existing Customer)||$179.99||$5.99|
|Ooma Equipment||Cost||Equipment Type|
|Smart Home Security Starter Kit||$299.99||Starter Kit|
|Home Security Starter Pack||$179.99||Starter Kit|
|Door and Window Sensors||$24.99||Sensor|
|Vtech Garage Door Sensor||$29.99||Sensor|
|Butterfleye Wireless Camera (White – 1 Pack)||$199.99||Camera|
|Butterfleye Wireless Camera (White – 3 Pack)||$549.99||Camera|
|Butterfleye Wireless Camera (Black – 1 Pack)||$249.99||Camera|
|Butterfleye Wireless Camera (Black – 3 Pack)||$599.99||Camera|
At the time of this writing, Ooma was not offering promotions of any kind.
|Unlimited Sensors||Unlimited Sensors|
|Real-Time Sensor Status||Real-Time Sensor Status|
|90-day Logs of All Activity||90-day Logs of All Activity|
|Away, Vacation, Home, and Night Modes||Away, Vacation, Home, and Night Modes|
|Location Based or Scheduled Mode Switching|
|Multiple App Users|
|Smoke Alarm||Smoke Alarm|
|Water Sensor||Water Sensor|
|Garage Door Sensor||Garage Door Sensor|
|Butterfleye Camera||Butterfleye Camera|
Founded in 2004 by former Cisco Systems employee Andrew Frame, Ooma, Inc. is based in the Silicon Valley area of California. It is a publicly traded telecommunications company that offers telephone, home security, and other VoIP services to businesses and consumers alike.
Their devices and service provide Pure Voice HD voice quality with advanced integration and functionality. Their products are available at retail locations, through leading online retailers, and from the Ooma website. Check out the full review of Ooma here.
Real-time alerts sent to iOS or Android smartphones.
All the equipment Ooma uses is wireless which allows for easy install and moving.
Fire & water sensors provide protection for your home.
Ooma offers the ability to arm/disarm their system from anywhere as well as call 911 from anywhere to automatically transmit the home’s address to emergency responders.
Customers can check the status of their home from anywhere with Ooma’s free mobile app.
With wireless equipment, anyone can set up their Ooma Home Security System and save on the installation fees other providers may charge.
Ooma’s geofencing feature allows the system to be armed and disarmed based on the owner’s GPS location while its customizable radius provides flexibility.
As Managing Editor for SafeHome.org, Rob Gabriele has written and edited over 1,000 articles in home security. His expertise is in smart home automation and home protection with thousands of hours of testing and research under his belt. Formerly a reporter and producer for the USAToday network, Rob has been a writer and editor for over 10 years. He holds a Master’s of Science with an emphasis on writing from the University of Montana, and he currently lives in the Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada.