Putting a single security camera on the porch or by the back door just won’t be enough for those who are really serious about protecting their homes.
Thankfully, modern technology has made it possible to have an entire home security system protecting your property for a reasonable price. You can now feel safer with sensors, cameras, and more besides monitoring the inside and outside of your home.
And investing now could really save you from tragedy, with recent research from ElectricalDirect(opens in new tab) revealing that home burglaries increased significantly during 2020. The report cites smart locks, motion sensors, video doorbells, night vision cameras, and an alarm system as top ways to prevent your home from falling victim.
Not only does this ensure that you can detect anyone trying to enter without permission (or getting up to no good outside) before they get any further, but having these devices will also warn potential criminals not to attempt anything in the first place.
We’ve taken a look at some of the best home security systems available right now to see which ones are best for beginners, security experts, smart homes, and more rating them on what’s included as well as their ability to expand into larger set-ups down the road.
Scroll down to see what we thought and, once you’ve chosen, take a look at our rundown of the best video doorbells(opens in new tab) to help take your system to the next level.
THE BEST HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS IN 2022
A deserving entry in our home security rankings, the Ring 5-Piece Home Security System is (almost) a one-stop-shop for keeping your home secure.
The set includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor for doors and windows, motion detector, and even a range extender for larger homes. The keypad is easily mounted onto a convenient wall, and you can control the alarm via the Ring app.
Although it doesn’t come with a security camera included, you can hook the system up to other Ring products such as a Ring Video Doorbell, and it’s also simple to use with smart home systems such as Amazon’s Alexa. This compatibility makes it super-easy to build out a wider-ranging system.
If you already have some smart devices in your home and want to make better use of them, then Ring’s offering could be your best choice.
Livingetc rating: 4 out of 5 stars | read our full review of the Ring Alarm Security System(opens in new tab)
Want a home security system but aren’t super enthusiastic about mounting half a dozen devices around your home? The Canary Pro Indoor Home Security Camera avoids that hassle by including a siren, 2-way audio, security camera, motion detector, and even climate monitor into one good-looking hub.
The camera captures 1080p HD video with a 147-degree field of view and night vision, and a 90dB siren will alert you to any untoward behavior happening at any time of day. Like other security systems, you can access the camera feed via your phone, and the premium service includes 24/7 live viewing, 30-day video history, and a personal safety button.
One of the most attractive things about the Canary Pro is that it can blend into the rest of the home, increasing the chance that it won’t tip off any would-be burglars.