Even though Ooma calls its security smart, you’re not really getting much in the way of home automation smarts from this security system.
Ooma’s security system equipment is minimal, simple, and covers the basics.
And one big miss is the absence of any security cameras.
It’s easy to feel like if you’ve seen one door sensor, you’ve seen ‘em all.
And there’s a lot of validity in that. I know because I’ve seen dozens of them.
At first look, there’s not anything new going on with Ooma’s equipment. But what I like is how small and streamlined it is. (Those rounded corners just make me feel good.)
To be honest, most of Ooma’s equipment is typical—but there’s one big standout. The Ooma Telo base station is what makes Ooma unique.
Because of Ooma’s phone company roots, the Ooma Telo base station is also a phone line. And it comes with free service when you buy an Ooma smart security system.
You may not need a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) line, but it’s there for you if you want it. This technology gives you free residential VoIP calls to anyone in the country. And Ooma didn’t just start thinking about security—all calls are encrypted.
The Ooma Telo base station is also what lets you have the Remote 911 feature we like so much.
Every Ooma security system comes with access to the mobile app. This is why self-monitoring actually works with Ooma.
Here’s what you can do for free in the Ooma Smart Security app: