The 50 Best Smart Home Security Systems: The Top Home Automation Products for Monitoring and Securing Your Home

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 10th, 2016

Your home is your castle, and it’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Keeping it safe and secure is a top priority of many homeowners.

Thanks to advances in smart home technology and home automation security products, you can now monitor your home’s cameras, security solutions and more, no matter where you are in the world.

Alarms, camera, motion sensors and more – the options are endless when it comes to keeping tabs on what’s happening in your home. You can now have peace of mind all at the touch of a button. Best part is, you can install most of this automated home security technology yourself, so you don’t need to shell out thousands to a security installation company or contractor.

In no particular order, here are 50 of the Best Smart Home Security Products.

1. Danalock Bluetooth Z-Wave Smart Lock

You’ll never have to worry about forgetting your key again after installing a smart lock. Quickly and easily installs, allowing you to open your door via smartphone and grant others access no matter where you are in the world.

Key features:

  • Easily installs into current deadbolt hole in just 5-10 minutes
  • Works with both Android, iOS and other major devices
  • Sleek design blends with any home décor style

Cost: *Est. $179

2. Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Keep your home and family secure with this complete smart home monitoring kit. Automate your home’s electronics, lights and keep track of who’s coming and going with setup that takes as little as 15 minutes.

Key features:

  • Secure your home without the monthly monitoring costs of a traditional home security system
  • Notifications let you know who’s coming and going
  • Monitors smoke and carbon monoxide levels to help keep your family safe
  • Use your iOS or Android device to control lights, appliance and electronics while on the go

Cost: *Est $299

3. Mother and 4 Motion Cookies Versatile Sensors

No one knows the importance of staying connected with your family more than moms, and this kit lets you do just that – and more. Keep track of the comings and goings in your home, motivate your family to do healthier activities and any other task you can think of.

Key features:

Sensors can alert you to break-ins, serve as medication or activity reminders, and let you know when the kids come home

  • Keep track of who’s in your home with Cookies
  • Batteries last up to one year
  • Compatible with Windows, iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $299

4. Dropcam Pro WiFi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

Who hasn’t wondered what the family pet is up to all day when they’re not home? Sneak a peek with this WiFi-enabled device and never wonder again!

Key features:

  • Complete setup in under a minute
  • Night vision, zoom and 130 degree diagonal field of view ensure nothing escapes your sight
  • Secure offsite recording (additional cost) allows you to review and edit footage up to a month old

Cost: *Est. $199

5. Oplink Connected CMPOPG2204OPL01 Alarm Shield

Get peace of mind your home and belongings are secure with this affordable home security system. Get real-time alerts and notifications for multiple locations no matter where life takes you.

Key features:

  • Includes door and window sensors, motion sensor, remote controls and siren
  • Arm or disarm the system via your smart phone
  • Enjoy free self-monitoring or upgrade to premium monitoring (monthly fee)

Cost: *Est. $149.99

6. Belkin NetCam HD Wireless IP Camera

Get peace of mind your home is safe and secure no matter where you are in the world. See and hear what’s happening in your home even when you’re not around thanks to a live video monitoring feed.

Key features:

  • HD-quality video and crisp digital audio
  • Easy setup, connects to your home’s WiFi network
  • Email notifications are sent when movement is detected

Cost: *Est. $87.99


Secure your home or business for a fraction of the cost of a traditional security system with this iOS- and Android-compatible camera.

Key features:

  • Zoom, tilt, pan and infrared technology lets you see who’s there any time of day
  • Two-way audio
  • Suitable for outdoor use

Cost: *Est. $217.24

8. D-Link DCS-930L mydlink-Enabled Wireless-N Network Camera

Perfect for your home or business, this wireless surveillance camera is the complete package. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening via the Internet or smart phone app.

Key features:

  • Easy, secure setup in minutes
  • Fits almost anywhere thanks to its compact design
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $32.49

9. D-Link Wireless Day/Night HD Outdoor Network Surveillance Camera

This outdoor-ready security camera is designed to handle all types of weather. From dust and rain to wind and snow, you can trust your home surveillance needs will be met. View your feed from anywhere thanks to the free app.

Key features:

  • Wireless or wired setup
  • Sensitive enough to see in utter darkness
  • Wide angle lens allows you to keep an eye on your home

Cost: *Est. $179.99

10. Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Controller

You’ll never have to worry about whether or not you closed the garage door again thanks to this device. Simply connect to your home’s wireless network to receive alerts when you forget to close the garage door and open and close it right from the mobile app.

Key features:

  • Installs in minutes and works with most door openers installed after 1993
  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • Alerts sent automatically let you know when door is opened

Cost: *Est. $129

11. D-Link WiFi Day/Night HD Baby Camera

Making sure your little ones are safe is top of mind for parents, and this baby camera lets you check in on your wee one whether you’re in the next room or on the other side of the globe. Interchangeable pink and blue accent rings allow you to customize for your child.

Key features:

  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • Motion and sound alerts let you keep track of your most precious family member
  • Remote lullabies and two-way communication let you comfort your baby anywhere you are

Cost: *Est. $179.99

12. Mr Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight

No intruder will escape your watch in the beam of this wireless LED spotlight. Bright, powerful motion-activated LED turns on and off automatically – helping you secure your home without using a lot of energy.

Key features:

  • Durable weatherproof design
  • Coverage of up to 350 square feet
  • Easy to install, battery operated

Cost: *Est. $16.66

13. WallyHome Water Leak Detection System

Prevent small water leaks from becoming a big, expensive problem by getting alerts to problems as soon as they begin. Help protect your family’s health by preventing the growth of mould by monitoring humidity and temperature levels.

Key features:

  • Sensor battery can last 10 years or longer
  • Easily installs in less than an hour
  • No-cost monitoring alerts through push notifications email, and text message

Cost: *Est. $299

14. Schlage Home Door and Window Sensor

Secure and monitor your home remotely with this door and window sensor. Easily add additional sensors for peace of mind around your whole home. Check your home’s status online or through your mobile device.

Key features:

  • Notifications let you know when your home’s entryways have been opened
  • Up to 3 years of battery life
  • Quick and easy installation

Cost: *Est. $38.54

15. Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology and Built-In Alarm

Having a high quality lock can help give you peace of mind when it comes to securing your home. Schlage products are known for the quality and dependability, and this deadbolt is no exception.

Key features:

  • Fingerprint-resistant touch screen allows for keyless locking and unlocking
  • Includes a back-up key in case of power failure to the device
  • Z-Wave wireless technology allows homeowners to control access from online or via their smart phone

Cost: *Est. $178.85

16. OKIDOKEYS Classic ACCESS-PACK Bluetooth 4.0 Smart-Lock System

Lock and unlock your door with ease via a mobile phone or one of the included smart tags. You can even manage multiple properties at a time, controlling who has access to the keys from wherever you are in the world. Unlike many smart door locks, this one doesn’t need WiFi to operate.

Key features:

  • Compatible with ANSI Grade 1 or Grade 2 deadbolts
  • Create up to 6 custom rules for opening your lock
  • Easy installation requires no drilling or wiring
  • Includes a wireless doorbell and built-in alarm feature

Cost: *Est. $259

17. Kwikset 925 Kevo Single Cylinder Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt

This smart lock turns your iPhone into your key, and is also compatible with the range of Weiser SmartKey locks and keys, so you can easily integrate it into your home’s current lock system. The mobile app lets you manage your keys and lock from almost anywhere.

Key features:

  • Unlimited guest keys at no extra cost
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S
  • Fits most standard doors with no addition holes required
  • Does not need power or Internet connection

Cost: *Est. $216.49

18. Ecolink Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor

This sensor will let you remotely monitor anything you want that opens and closes, and, thanks to Z-wave technology, is compatible with a host of smart home networking hubs.

Key features:

  • Installs quickly and easily with mounting hardware (included) or double-sided tape
  • Interchangeable brown or white casing to match your home’s décor
  • Range of up to 100 feet can detect openings up to 5/8-inch

Cost: *Est. $33.99

19. iSmartAlarm iSA3 Preferred Package Home Security System

These wireless sensors make for a convenient, real-time monitoring system. With nearly unlimited expandability, you’ll never have to worry about being able to monitor your whole home, no matter what size it is.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS devices
  • No monthly monitoring costs to worry about
  • Free alerts via text, email and on your phone

Cost: *Est. $194.49

20. Everspring Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor

Get peace of mind by knowing who’s coming and going from your home with sensors on your home’s doors and windows. This Z-wave powered unit will send you an alert to let you know when the sensor has been broken.

Key features:

  • Get alerts on up to 4 devices
  • Battery powered
  • Compatible with any contact switch device

Cost: *Est. $29.95

21. Touchless BM003R Bio-Matic Fingerprint Door Lock

Add up to 150 trusted fingerprint users and up to 78 trusted pass code users for this smart home lock. And if the battery dies (up to 15,000 uses), it even comes with 2 backup keys so you can still get in.

Key features:

  • Low battery alert
  • Water resistant
  • Fits in any standard door lock

Cost: *Est. $269.90

22. Samsung Digital Door Lock SHS-P718 Fingerprint Push Pull Two Way Latch Mortise

This is the world’s first biometric push-pull lock. Open and close with a scan of your fingerprint or by entering the 4-12 digit entry combination.

Key features:

  • Digital keypad
  • Motion detector sensor welcome feature
  • Alert system lets you know of potential intruders

Cost: *Est. $499.99

23. Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security System 8-piece Plus Package

With advances in technology, now you can install your very own home monitoring system for much less than the price of traditional security systems. This model has everything you need to get up and running quickly.

Key features:

  • Sensors come pre-programmed
  • Independent cellular connection can’t be cut by intruders
  • Mobile monitoring compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $249

24. GE Personal Security Alarm Kit

This home monitoring system is a truly economical solution for basic home security. The 120-decibel alarm alerts you to any potential intruders.

Key features:

  • Includes 3 window alarms and one deluxe door alarm
  • Battery powered (up to 1 year use)
  • No wiring necessary

Cost: *Est. $19.97

25. Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Multi-Sensor

Compatible with several popular home automation systems, this sensor detects motion, temperature, lighting, and humidity in its immediate area.

Key features:

  • Z-wave technology
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor use
  • Up to 2 years battery life

Cost: *Est. $48.95

26. TENVIS Wireless IP Pan/Tilt/ Night Vision Internet Surveillance Camera Built-in Microphone

Two-way audio and remote monitoring via your smart phone mean nothing will escape your sight. Night vision mode lets you view up to 12 meters away.

Key features:

  • 270-degree vertical tilt
  • 90-degree horizontal tilt
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $45.25

27. Chamberlain Voice-Activated Wireless Portable Intercom

Stay connected up to 1000 feet away with a portable intercom system that lets you connect up to 12 units for whole home coverage.

Key features:

  • Secured single or multi-channel connection
  • No wires necessary
  • Battery powered

Cost: *Est. $93

28. Professional Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial

A whole home security monitoring system can help you keep track of who’s coming and going, even when you aren’t nearby. Supports landline or VoIP connections and has a landline cut alert feature.

Key features:

  • No monthly monitoring fee
  • Silent alarm mode
  • Scheduling lets you set auto-arm and auto-disarm times

Cost: *Est. $199

29. Wireless iCamera 1000 Outdoor/indoor Night Vision

Compatible with the ADT Pulse system, this camera provides a clear picture of the goings-on around your home. Night vision and motion tracking features give you peace of mind no matter what time of day.

Key features:

  • Water and dust resistant
  • Hard wire or use wirelessly
  • 60-degree diagonal view angle

Cost: *Est. $50

30. SmartThings Smart Home Starter Kit

This smart home security system is a box has everything you need to quickly and affordably protect your home. The mobile app is intuitive to use and lets you setup notifications that alert you to the events that matter most to you.

Key features:

  • No monthly fees
  • No wiring necessary
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est: $199

31. NETGEAR VueZone Wire-free Video Monitoring System

Your time is valuable, so get your home’s video monitoring up and running in minutes. Easily change the camera’s location thanks to peel and stick magnetic mounting.

Key features:

  • Wire-free installation
  • Motion-driven alerts sent to your smart phone
  • Nominal monthly monitoring fee

Cost: *Est. $99

32. SAMSUNG SHS-H705 Fingerprint Digital Door Lock

Forget about carrying your keychain – your fingerprint is now your key. You can also program a PIN entry, or even dual verification to up your home’s security ante.

Key features:

  • Digital touch keypad
  • Anti-picking technology
  • Stores up to 100 fingerprints

Cost: *Est. $399

33. Lorex LW2732 Live LCD SD Recording Monitor with Two Wireless Cameras

This kit offers a plug-and-play home monitoring solution that’s ideal for commercial and residential uses and can be viewed directly on the included tablet or remotely via your smart phone or computer.

Key features:

  • Two-way audio functionality
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Heat and motion sensor-activated

Cost: *Est. $279

34. Fortrezz Siren Strobe Alarm Wireless Z-wave Red Lense

Get a visual and audio alert to a potential home intrusion with this alarm featuring > 110dB@1m alert sound.

Key features:

  • Z-wave technology
  • Compatible with several home security systems
  • Helps extend range of other Z-wave connected devices in your network

Cost: *Est. $43.75


This is one serious system for homeowners looking to protect their property. Multiple cameras mean you have multiple views to keep your home safe and secure. Two-step setup and instant alerts keep you up to date no matter where you are.

Key features:

  • Free e-cloud surveillance for life
  • Recording mode
  • Remote viewing on your smart phone

Cost: *Est. $139

36. Honeywell 5853 Wireless Glass Break Detector

Be alerted to a potential break-in through your windows with a sensor that can tell if your tampered, wired, laminate, or ordinary plate glass has been broken.

Key features:

  • Range of up to 25 feet
  • Battery lasts up to 10 years
  • Minimal false alarms

Cost: *Est. $59.99

37. SmartSense Presence Sensor

Get alerted when someone approaches or leaves a specific area via text message or push notification. You won’t have to ask the kids to call when they get home, you’ll already know.

Key features:

  • Range of up to 50 feet
  • Compatible with SmartThings hub
  • Use as a key finder

Cost: *Est. $31

38. Foscam Wireless/Wired Pan And Tilt IP Camera 2 Pack

This camera set is easy to install and can be installed hard wired or wirelessly. Night vision mode and high-quality images let you see who’s coming and going no matter what time of day.

Key features:

  • 300 degree pan, 200 degree tilt
  • Two-way audio enabled
  • Clear image up to 8 meters away in complete darkness

Cost: *Est. $128.98

39. Piper HD Security Camera, Video Monitoring Wireless Surveillance System and Home Automation Hub

This unit offers the features of multiple products in one – it’s a home automation hub, HD security camera and WiFi alarm system all in one.

Key features:

  • No monthly monitoring costs
  • Can sync multiple units for complete home monitoring
  • Real time alerts to your mobile device let you know what’s going on

Cost: *Est. $199

40. SAMSUNG digital door lock keyless touchpad security

This lock features a double locking function and mischief-prevention technology to keep intruders out. Fire alarm and emergency door unlock features mean you can escape in case of emergency.

Key features:

  • Up to 10 months battery life
  • Combination entry of 4-12 digits
  • Automatically locks out

Cost: *Est. $184.99

41. Everspring Z-Wave Indoor Siren

This siren alerts you to a number of different sensors, including humidity, motion and temperature, depending on your setup. Z-wave technology means this unit can easily integrate to a number of home hub systems.

Key features:

  • Up to 100 foot range
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Battery operated

Cost: *Est. $39.95

42. Zmodo KDB8-CARZBZ4N 8CH Home Video Security System

This advanced home security system comes complete with 4 hi-resolution cameras that can mount almost anywhere and can be controlled via your PC, tablet or smart phone.

Key features:

  • Night vision cameras
  • Motion-activated notifications sent right to your phone
  • Single power supply

Cost: *Est. $151.61

43. Honeywell Intellisense Dual-Tec Motion Sensor

This motion sensor won’t be fooled by the family pet, but provides reliable motion monitoring. Microwave-based technology provides superior monitoring with minimal false alarms.

Key features:

  • Easily integrates into many home monitoring systems
  • Easily adjustable range
  • Detects minor variances in temperatures

Cost: *Est. $16.99

44. Wolf-Guard Wireless Autodial Smart Home House Security Burglar Alarm System

This complete tamper-proof home security system lets you set up to 99 wireless monitoring zones so you know what’s going on anywhere in your home.

Key features:

  • No phone line necessary
  • Arm remotely via SMS or phone
  • Easily add more accessories

Cost: *Est. $199.99


See and speak with guests at your door on this 7” color, hi-definition video intercom kit. Infrared technology and night vision mean you’ll always know who’s at the door.

Key features:

  • 16 door chimes
  • Adjustable volume, brightness and contrast
  • Hands-free intercom system with mute functionality

Cost: *Est. $177.23

46. Mustcam 720P HD Indoor WiFi IP Camera

This wireless IP camera features infrared technology so you can keep tabs on what’s happening at home any time of day, no matter where you are in the world. Features a Micro-SD slot, pan and tilt functionality and two-way audio.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Can be used as a baby monitor
  • Quick and easy plug-and-play setup

Cost: *Est. $65.50

47. Brinno PHV132512 Digital PeepHole Viewer

See who’s at the door on the 3.5” or 5” LCD panel without letting people know you’re home. Installs quickly and easily and operates at the push of a button.

Key features:

  • Regular view or zoom
  • Works in low light conditions
  • Low battery indicator light

Cost: *Est. $93.38

48. Samsung SmartCam HD Pro 1080p Full-HD WiFi Camera

This camera offers easy plug-and-play installation and seamlessly connects into your home network so you can sneak a peek at what’s happening from wherever you are.

Key features:

  • Stream up to 10 cameras at once
  • 1080p full HD video quality
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $189

49. OKIDOKEYS Trend SMART-LOCK Bluetooth 4.0 Enabled Smart Lock

Quickly and easily install this Bluetooth-enabled smart lock, with no wiring or drilling necessary. You can then use your smart phone to open and close your door, and give e-keys at the touch of a button.

Key features:

  • Built-in alarm alerts you to potential intruders
  • Battery operated, no WiFi necessary
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $189

50. Andoer DIY Full Complete RFID Door Access Control Kit Set for Single Door

Control your home’s door entry with this set. It comes with multiple access fobs and cards so every member of your family has easy access. Ideal for those renting out part of their home as well.

Key features:

  • RFID technology
  • Comes with all mounting accessories
  • PIN entry compatible

Cost: *Est. $69.49

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  • Maria Scott . 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this useful information in your blog. These security systems are really awesome. Everybody wants to enjoy their holiday without any tension or any type of worried. There is no reason to keep protected our house only from any types of criminals but also inspect our whole house. I think in our absence we should give the responsibilities of our house to a perfect home watch service that provide full inspection of interior and exterior like walls, ceilings, floors, garage, doors, windows, pool and deck areas. 6 months before I left my home alone for one month and gave the responsibilities of my house to Southwest Florida Property Services. They are very experienced and provide very high quality services.

  • theriseapp . 2 years ago

    This is a great article! We’re in the automation business and people are very often worried about safety in their home. Thanks for a great read – we’ll share it with our audience and hopefully they’ll get useful tips about smart security!

  • 24/7 Home Security . 2 years ago

    The garage door controller is a nice idea, but it would be cheaper to just add a Z-Wave controller to an existing security system. That is, if you have one of course.

  • Bappy Fahad . 2 years ago

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  • Eric Brown . 1 year ago

    Great post! Looking to see if any of the readers have actually installed any of these products. Our needs are straight for doors/windows and monitor activity in the home when we are away. So many products to chose from…Looking for first hand stories as they might help me figure out what to buy. Thanks so much.

  • Philip Fullerton . 1 year ago

    Our precious home and family are the most important things in our life. We will do anything to protect them by any means. They should live securely by choosing the best home security system. Your post helps the people a lot to be informed and how to protect their family by any danger.

  • Philip Fullerton . 1 year ago

    Now I knew that they are lots of home security system that we can choose from. The best tips what is suit to your needs for your home security system is to research and read all about the advanced features of every devices.

  • Suresh Gared . 10 months ago

    Very nice post about home security and systems and we would like to say thank you for this excellent article and products photo.

    thanks again for sharing such great article.

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