Five Smart Security Gadgets to Keep Your Home Secure

With the proliferation of smart devices, it’s become a lot easier to both manage and monitor a home from a distance.

Whether it’s a thermostat that controls the heating and cooling of a home or a voice-enabled smart speaker that connects and plays with everything around a home, consumers have more tools than ever to make their homes more organized, fun, and comfortable. But smart devices can do a lot more than simply make things more convenient in the home, they can also help keep your home safe and secure while you’re away.

There are so many smart security products in the market right now that it can be very overwhelming to find the right one for your home. There are cameras, alarms, door and window monitors all of which are designed for different needs. To help you discover some of the best home security products out there, we highlight five brands and products that are making waves in smart home and security industries right now.

Netgear Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro 2 camera

If you’re looking for smart security cameras that can fit on nearly any surface and which you can control from your smartphones or tablet devices; you can’t go wrong with the Netgear Arlo Pro 2.

The basic model comes with two cameras and a base station for around $180, and you can add additional sensors and cameras for a multi-room or multi-channel setup. The two, included cameras record high quality videos in 1,080p. You can recharge the cameras or plug them in if in a location with a power outlet nearby. Perhaps the main reason why Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is popular with consumers is that the system can integrate with most smart home ecosystems.

Ring Stick Up Security Camera

Ring stickup cam

Ring is one of the most innovative companies in the smart home industry. One of its latest products "Ring Stick Up Security Camera" is proving popular with the consumers.

The wire-free camera can be installed indoor or outdoor. Like many of the products in this category, it constantly searches for motions, only starts recording when it detects movement or something unusual, and alerts you immediately through the company’s app on your smartphone. The Ring platform also allows you to watch your camera’s live feed any time. You can get the Ring Stick Up Security Camera from $180 at most online stores.

Nest Hello Smart Doorbell

Nest Hello Smart Doorbell

Internal security has been the focus of many smart home companies, but monitoring what’s going on outside the home is also critical for maximum security. And that’s what Nest Hello Smart Doorbell does best.

The Nest Hello can work with the existing chime or doorbell you have in your home. Once it’s connected, you’ll be able to monitor what’s happening in your home from the Nest app, and also get a sense of what’s going on outside with the system’s 1080p video support.

When someone is at the door and taps the Nest Hello doorbell button, an alert will be sent to your phone plus a live view, allowing you to see who is at the door. With the device’s audio feature, you can speak with the person from anywhere. And with the system’s face recognition technology, you can easily recognize who it is from the Nest app. Nest Hello Smart Doorbell retails from $165 to $224.

Abode

ABode Starter Kit

Abode is one of the best companies in the smart home industry, and its products come in a wide range of quality, configuration, and price points.

The basic model known as Abode Essentials Starter Kit has a motion sensor, a hub, key fob, and widow sensor. While the more expensive models come with more devices and sensors for larger apartments, homes, and offices, you can get by just fine with the Starter Kit if you live in a medium-sized home.

One of the great things about Abode Security System is that devices can be added individually, which means you only need to buy the devices you need instead of buying a package with many devices for which you don’t have a use. The system can also work with third-party platforms such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making it more flexible and easier to use than many other security products on the market. Abode Essentials Starter Kit sells for $189.

Simplisafe

Simplisafe Starter Kit

SimpliSafe is one of the most sought-after home security systems available today because of its ease of use and flexibility. The security system is available in many configurations. It starts at $229 for the basic model known as "The Foundation" system and climbs to $490 for the top tier model called the "The Haven" system, which includes all the devices and components that you’ll need to monitor and secure a medium-size home or apartment.

Another great thing about the system is that you can customize it to your needs, meaning you can order the exact number of devices and components you need to secure your home. The downside is that SimpliSafe doesn’t currently support many smart home ecosystems. Though that is changing as Nest thermostat and August lock can now be integrated with the system and users can also control it with Alexa.

Conclusion

There are many more, great product than could be featured in this post. We hope this provide a sense of the different types of systems available and provides a launch point if you are considering adding an additional layer to your home security.

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With the proliferation of smart devices, it’s become a lot easier to both manage and monitor a home from a distance.

Whether it’s a thermostat that controls the heating and cooling of a home or a voice-enabled smart speaker that connects and plays with everything around a home, consumers have more tools than ever to make their homes more organized, fun, and comfortable. But smart devices can do a lot more than simply make things more convenient in the home, they can also help keep your home safe and secure while you’re away.

There are so many smart security products in the market right now that it can be very overwhelming to find the right one for your home. There are cameras, alarms, door and window monitors all of which are designed for different needs. To help you discover some of the best home security products out there, we highlight five brands and products that are making waves in smart home and security industries right now.

Netgear Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro 2 camera

If you’re looking for smart security cameras that can fit on nearly any surface and which you can control from your smartphones or tablet devices; you can’t go wrong with the Netgear Arlo Pro 2.

The basic model comes with two cameras and a base station for around $180, and you can add additional sensors and cameras for a multi-room or multi-channel setup. The two, included cameras record high quality videos in 1,080p. You can recharge the cameras or plug them in if in a location with a power outlet nearby. Perhaps the main reason why Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is popular with consumers is that the system can integrate with most smart home ecosystems.

Ring Stick Up Security Camera

Ring stickup cam

Ring is one of the most innovative companies in the smart home industry. One of its latest products "Ring Stick Up Security Camera" is proving popular with the consumers.

The wire-free camera can be installed indoor or outdoor. Like many of the products in this category, it constantly searches for motions, only starts recording when it detects movement or something unusual, and alerts you immediately through the company’s app on your smartphone. The Ring platform also allows you to watch your camera’s live feed any time. You can get the Ring Stick Up Security Camera from $180 at most online stores.

Nest Hello Smart Doorbell

Nest Hello Smart Doorbell

Internal security has been the focus of many smart home companies, but monitoring what’s going on outside the home is also critical for maximum security. And that’s what Nest Hello Smart Doorbell does best.

The Nest Hello can work with the existing chime or doorbell you have in your home. Once it’s connected, you’ll be able to monitor what’s happening in your home from the Nest app, and also get a sense of what’s going on outside with the system’s 1080p video support.

When someone is at the door and taps the Nest Hello doorbell button, an alert will be sent to your phone plus a live view, allowing you to see who is at the door. With the device’s audio feature, you can speak with the person from anywhere. And with the system’s face recognition technology, you can easily recognize who it is from the Nest app. Nest Hello Smart Doorbell retails from $165 to $224.

Abode

ABode Starter Kit

Abode is one of the best companies in the smart home industry, and its products come in a wide range of quality, configuration, and price points.

The basic model known as Abode Essentials Starter Kit has a motion sensor, a hub, key fob, and widow sensor. While the more expensive models come with more devices and sensors for larger apartments, homes, and offices, you can get by just fine with the Starter Kit if you live in a medium-sized home.

One of the great things about Abode Security System is that devices can be added individually, which means you only need to buy the devices you need instead of buying a package with many devices for which you don’t have a use. The system can also work with third-party platforms such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making it more flexible and easier to use than many other security products on the market. Abode Essentials Starter Kit sells for $189.

Simplisafe

Simplisafe Starter Kit

SimpliSafe is one of the most sought-after home security systems available today because of its ease of use and flexibility. The security system is available in many configurations. It starts at $229 for the basic model known as "The Foundation" system and climbs to $490 for the top tier model called the "The Haven" system, which includes all the devices and components that you’ll need to monitor and secure a medium-size home or apartment.

Another great thing about the system is that you can customize it to your needs, meaning you can order the exact number of devices and components you need to secure your home. The downside is that SimpliSafe doesn’t currently support many smart home ecosystems. Though that is changing as Nest thermostat and August lock can now be integrated with the system and users can also control it with Alexa.

Conclusion

There are many more, great product than could be featured in this post. We hope this provide a sense of the different types of systems available and provides a launch point if you are considering adding an additional layer to your home security.

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