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.
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.
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.
People Power introduces hardware accessories to its existing app-based security system via Indiegogo.
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.
Extra features make Withings Home an attractive webcam or baby monitor, but its inability to store footage and a trigger-happy motion sensor maker it much less useful as a security camera.
Ion plans to add alert functionality to its Ion the Home camera eventually; in the meantime, you'll have to monitor your live feed 24/7 to get any real security benefits.