Free Kangaroo motion sensor when you buy one for $29.99

CNET | 10/12/2018 | Rick Broida
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Get a pair of these for just $30.

Home security comes in all shapes and sizes: traditional alarm systems, smart DIY kits, "Beware of dog" signs (regardless of veracity) and so on. Many of them are complex, expensive and/or difficult to install.

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Let's hear it for simple, inexpensive solutions: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get two Kangaroo Motion Sensors for $29.99 shipped with promo code cheaparoo. That's some BOGO goodness right there: Normally the sensors are $29.99 each.

This is a relatively new product, something that boils security down to its most basic: motion-detection. The Kangaroo is a wireless, battery-powered sensor that you simply peel and stick, then pair with an app. When it's armed and it detects motion, it triggers an app alert.

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Got pets? Kangaroo says the sensors' pet-detection technology will prevent them from triggering false alarms.

Each sensor comes with a pair of AA batteries, which Kangaroo says will last for up to two years.

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The company offers two monitoring plans: Basic (free) and Pro ($9 per month or, way better, $60 annually). The former provides the aforementioned app notifications and two user invites (meaning you can loop in, say, a relative and neighbor to also get notifications).

When you step up to Pro, you get unlimited invites, text and phone-call notifications, Alexa integration, 24/7 live-agent monitoring and assistance negotiating a home-security discount on your homeowners' insurance.

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Kangaroo has three additional products in the works: a siren, an entry sensor and an environmental sensor. Presumably, these will be similarly dirt-cheap.

For now, I love the price and simplicity. Something like this might be especially ideal for an apartment or small office, where basic while-you're-away motion-detection is all the security you really need.

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