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Best DIY security of 2017

Sprucing up your home security? Here are some of our favorite smart solutions.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 10 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 10 Performance
    SimpliSafe Home Security

    Best contract-free monitoring

    If you're looking for the features of a professional security firm without the contract, SimpliSafe is the best option around. Complete with a base station, various sensors, and a siren, SimpliSafe has a ton of appeal.

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  • Icontrol Networks Piper NV

    Best for apartment dwellers

    Icontrol packs a whole suite of home security features into Piper NV, a 180-degree, night-vision-enabled camera, with a siren, a Z-Wave hub and an assortment of security and environmental sensors.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8.5 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Nest Cam Indoor

    Best streaming quality

    Nest Cam's live stream and recorded clips deliver a crisp 1080p HD resolution. Whether you're using it as a webcam to check in on a pet or to catch potential intruders in action, Nest Cam is a master of small-detail-detection.

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  • Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security

    Best outdoor security cam

    Between flexible integrations, an included Wi-Fi extender, a magnetic base for easy installation, and seven days of free storage, Netgear's Arlo is the full package.

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    £290.49 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 9 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Interface
    • 9 Performance
    Salient Eye (Android)

    Best home security app

    Android users will delight in this simple, free app that converts spare phones and tablets into instant security cameras. Arm it when you leave the house and it will sound an alarm when it detects motion activity.

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