This Security Pack sensor kit does a great job of extending the functionality and usefulness of the Presence DIY home-monitoring app, but most will find the cost is too steep for what it delivers.
From smart locks to smart lights, we've reviewed all kinds of connected home products this year. This category is growing rapidly, but here are our favorites so far.
Myfox's camera is pretty good, although there are better options out there -- and the whole system is seriously overpriced. Don't get it.
Canary is packed with solid hardware, but it doesn't add up to a device we'd want to depend on.
Netgear's Arlo is your answer to un-tethered indoor and outdoor DIY home security -- just make sure you have spare batteries handy.
Honeywell is unveiling a home security system complete with voice control capabilities and a touchscreen display at CES 2015.
Scout gives you choices, but its four-product line-up is actually pretty limited in comparison to Samsung's security- and home-automation-minded SmartThings.
The Novi security system can detect smoke and motion and send you photos of triggered events with its built-in HD camera.
Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.
The SwannSecure WiFi security cam boasts accessibility, but an unnecessary tablet accessory makes the package overpriced.
If you want a system with excellent cameras, Oplink Security's TripleShield package definitely merits consideration -- but we're not convinced it's worth $19.99 per month.