How to Find the Best Home Security System to Suit Your Space

We’ve rounded up the best systems designed to secure your house—no matter your needs.

Every year, home security systems continue to adapt—and the one-size-fits all model for keeping your space secure is a thing of the past. Instead, top brands now offer a variety of options—so you can build a system that perfectly suits your needs.

There are a few factors to consider while building your own security system—including your your lifestyle, price point, and desired level of monitoring. If front door security is a must to keep all those deliveries in check, a doorbell camera alone will do the trick. For regular travelers, a full-service system that alerts you when unusual activity occurs can be a game changer. Whatever level of security you’re looking for, we’ve collected the best products from the top brands to provide you with peace of mind, 24-7.


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Google’s Nest offers a seamless suite of security systems to monitor your home. Their cameras feature all-glass lenses and 1080p HD image quality to provide you with a crystal-clear view, day and night—and they can also react to unusual sounds and notify you with an image from the event. The easy-to-install system works alongside your smart devices for 24-7 surveillance.

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Google Outside Security Package
Know what's going on outside your home with a video doorbell and an outdoor security camera. And hear the doorbell chime in your house with a speaker.
Nest Cam Indoor
Is everything ok at home? You’re not always around to see what’s going on. With Nest Cam Indoor, you can check in — even when you’re out. 24/7 live streaming. No dead batteries.
Google Nest Hello Doorbell
The doorbell you’ve been waiting for.  Nest Hello lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a thing. It replaces your existing wired doorbell and delivers HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night.
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For top-tier security for every room, door, and window in your home without pricey contracts, SimpliSafe is the way to go. You can easily build a system to fit your needs, and installation is a breeze. Not only will the 24-7 surveillance alert you to break-ins, but the system will also send an alert when water damage or fire is detected. SimpliSafe’s Wi-Fi connected devices also feature power outage protection—so they can continue to monitor your home even when the lights go out.

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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro
Package? Delivered. Dog? Walked. Front yard? All clear. Bad guys? Not here. Watch over it all without leaving your seat with the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro.
Simplisafe Fortress Security System
What's Included: 1 Base Station, 2 Wireless Keypads, 1 Key Fob, 6 Entry Sensors, 2 Motion Sensors, 1 105dB Siren, 1 Panic Button...
SimpliSafe Camera
See what’s happening at home anytime from your phone, tablet or computer. Get alerts when your camera detects motion.
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While most security systems target indoor monitoring, Ring offers a range of options to keep the exterior of your home as safe as the interior—including floodlights and solar-powered path lights. Ring’s system can detect break-ins, smoke, carbon monoxide, floods, and freezing temperatures. To make sure you’re safe, the brand’s response team will give you a call—and if there’s no response, they’ll alert the local police and fire department to ensure help is on the way.

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Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit With Video Doorbell
A great fit for 1-2 bedroom homes, this kit includes one base station, one keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector, and one range extender. This bundle contains Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd Gen) and the  Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen).
Ring Floodlight Cam
Replace your outdated security lights with Floodlight Cam, a motion-activated HD camera with two-way talk, lights and a siren. See, hear and speak to people on your property. Shine the lights on all your blindspots. And sound the siren on suspicious activity. All from your phone, tablet and PC....
Ring Peephole Cam
Upgrade your door’s peephole with a 1080p HD video doorbell that enables you to see, hear, and speak to visitors from anywhere.
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This sleek home security system provides a live feed of your home’s interior that you can monitor via iOS, an Android-compatible device, or an Apple Watch. From your mobile screen you’ll be able to monitor air quality, temperature, humidity, and receive alerts if abnormal conditions arise. There’s also no need to wait for the system to raise an alarm—if needed, you can sound a siren or connect with local police right from the Canary app.

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Canary Pro
Canary Pro (All-in-One) provides total home security and intelligence with a 1080p HD camera, 90 decibel siren, plus a built-in climate monitor.
Canary Flex
Canary Flex is the amazingly versatile indoor/outdoor weatherproof, HD security camera that works wire-free or plugged in. Pay less when you bundle with Premium Service for 30 days of video storage, desktop streaming, and two-way talk.  ...
Canary View
Canary View unites security and intelligence, featuring 1080p HD video backed by powerful AI capabilities.

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