“Porch pirates” are becoming increasingly more common, especially around the holiday season. To help prevent thieves from stealing your packages, consider getting a home security package that comes with a security camera, or add one to your package. Most cameras allow you to receive notifications if activity is detected. This will give you the heads up if someone is at your door. You’ll also find security cameras that feature two-way communication, which can allow you to speak to anyone who is at your door, so you can scare them away. The greatest benefit to owning a security camera is being able to see those who are around or inside your home, so you’ll be better able to identify intruders if they get away.
Home Security Frequently Asked Questions
Which provider will best fit my needs?
This is going to depend on several factors. If you would prefer home security services from a provider with the most experience, we would recommend ADT. For more innovative home security and smart home features, Vivint would be a great option. For a regionally recognized provider, you can consider Vector Security. But, if you would like to self-install your security system, we would recommend Frontpoint, SimpliSafe or Protect America. The provider you choose should meet your security needs.
Do all of these providers offer security cameras?
Yes – each provider has security camera options.
Do all of these providers have home automation features?
Yes – each provider has home automation features. While SimpliSafe does not offer any smart home devices you can purchase, you can use SimpliSafe with digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. SimpliSafe also integrates with Apple Watch and August Lock.