Best Home Security Devices for 2019

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  • $229 at Abode
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Performance
    Abode Starter Kit
    Best to work with other smart home devices

    Abode's scalable hardware and monitoring services, solid performance and smart integrations make it one of the most appealing DIY security systems available today.

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  • $299 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Performance
    Nest Secure
    Best high-end DIY home security system

    The Nest Secure alarm system starter kit is incredibly easy to arm and disarm and its Detect sensors do a lot more than monitor whether a door is open or closed.

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  • $260 at SimpliSafe
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Performance
    SimpliSafe Home Security (2018)
    Best standalone security system

    SimpliSafe is one of the most affordable monitored security services you can buy, and it's also one of the easiest to set up and use. The variety of sensors all performed well in our tests, and the redesigned hardware looks better than ever.

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  • $50 MSRP
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Performance
    AT&T Digital Life
    Best professional home security system

    AT&T Digital Life offers a compelling alternative to the modular approach to smart living. If you're already planning to install a professional security system, AT&T Digital Life offers comparable rates.

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  • $229 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Performance
    August Smart Lock Pro
    Best retrofit smart lock

    August's Smart Lock Pro works with all major smart home platforms and include DoorSense to let you know if your door is closed and locked.

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  • $120 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Amazon Cloud Cam
    Best indoor security camera

    The Amazon Cloud Cam's crisp 1080p HD live feed, prompt motion notifications and free 24-hour clip storage set a new value standard for indoor home security cameras.

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