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Released in July 2018 for $199Honeywell Smart Home Security: This system has an all in one base station that also acts as a security camera, an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, a motion detector and a siren. Honeywell makes a variety of sensors for this system, and the unit is compatible with Google Assistant, IFTTT and Z Wave smart home platforms. Released in August 2018 for $349Arlo Security System: This system uses the Arlo SmartHub and works with Arlo Multi Sensors, the Arlo Siren and the Arlo Remote. The most interesting devices in the system are the Arlo Multi Sensors, which are similar to the Nest Detect sensors in that they can act as both motion detectors and entry sensors on doors and windows. They can also detect water leaks and the temperature, and they alert you when smoke and carbon monoxide detectors go off. Announced in January 2019, with expected release in the second half of 2019; pricing isn’t available yetWhy trust us on home automation systems?We've reviewed DIY home security systems for over four years. During this time, we've honed our testing process to look at over 100 distinct factors to determine how well a system works. Each time we update our reviews, we also update our scores based on how customers currently perceive the products. We do this by extensively researching user reviews at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe's. When we test, we borrow some of the DIY security systems from their manufacturers and buy others. Although we may reach out for technical support or for clarification on a particular feature, the companies have no input on our testing practices and we don’t share our results or rankings with them before publishing our reviews.

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Even just displaying that these are in use through a sign in the yard or a sticker on the window can even reduce the chances of being targeted. In a study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where more than 400 incarcerated men and women who were convicted for burglary were interviewed, more than half stated they would look for an alarm before robbing a house and, if an alarm system was present, most would move on to another. Another study by ­­­­­Rutgers found that an increase in the number of home security systems in an area correlated with a decrease in the number of residential robberies, even for people who didn’t have their own security system. Best OverallArlo QThe Arlo Q is an excellent security camera with great video quality, strong motion and sound detection and a generous free cloud storage plan. View SiteBest Battery Powered CameraArlo UltraThis 4K camera delivers some of the best video we've seen. View SiteBest 1080p Battery Powered CameraArlo Pro 2The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 provides a great combination of software, free cloud storage and video quality. View SiteNeed to keep an eye on your house from anywhere?Small, stand alone Wi Fi or wireless security cameras also called IP cameras are easy to set up; can stream video to your phone, tablet or PC; and will send you alerts if they detect motion or loud noises. Most cameras also provide night vision and automatic motion activated recording, and some can be connected to other smart home products, such as security systems and smart lights. After testing dozens of wired and wireless options, our favorite security camera is the Arlo Q $149. We found that it had the best software, the most flexible options and the most affordable cloud storage subscription plan of the home security cameras we tested. Our favorite fully wireless, battery operated camera is the Arlo Pro 2; this 1080p camera's rechargeable battery can last for up to six months, and features two way talk capabilities.