Safety.com’s Most Wanted: The Most Popular Safety Products of 2019, According to You

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Protecting Family & Home: Family Safety, Home Safety, & Home Security Product Purchases

With the Internet providing an easier way to make purchases (and avoiding long lines), we decided to find out which items made your list. It should come as no surprise that family safety, home safety, and home security products were your most wanted, and we highlight three top products for each category.

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Most Popular Family Safety Products

Most Popular Family Safety Products

Child-related products were your most chosen in the family safety category. The most common child-related items purchased were car seats and booster seats. If you’re in the market for a car seat or booster seat but not sure which one your child needs, our 5 Step Booster Test can help you determine which one you’ll need.

Baby mattress covers, baby mattresses, baby monitors, and pet cameras were other family safety products that made the list. Here are three of your family safety picks:

  1. Best Parent-Approved Kid Booster Seat
    Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster

    1. Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster

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    This Chicco kid booster seat is designed with your child’s growth and safety in mind with a backrest that can be removed to create a backless booster seat as your child grows. It includes an adjustable backrest that can recline to fit your car’s seat position. It includes foam padding and Side Impact Protection to keep your child safe and comfortable.

    Stand-out features include

    • Fits children up to 110 pounds and at least four years old
    • Includes two dishwasher-safe cup holders that compress to save space
    • Designed with a removable backrest so it can still be used as your child grows
  2. Best Car Seat for Smaller Vehicles
    Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

    2. Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

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    The Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat can be converted to a rear-facing harness, forward-facing harness, and a high-back booster seat. It is built with a steel frame for durability and a features shock-absorbing foam for protection from impact. Soft seating makes riding more comfortable for your baby, while the InRight LATCH System makes it easy to secure.

    Stand-out features include

    • Crash tested to meet safety or exceed safety standards
    • Adjustable harness system
    • Cup holders for your baby’s beverages
  3.  Graco Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress

    3. Graco Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress

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    This Graco crib mattress is made with five inches high-quality foam. It’s made with a polyurethane foam base for light and airy sleep. It’s made free from chemicals including phthalates and lead for a safe crib mattress that works for both infant and toddler growth stages. Graco’s crib mattress fits into a lightweight box to easily unpack for your convenience.

    Stand-out features include

    • Designed for both infants and toddlers with a double-sided mattress
    • Includes a removable, waterproof cover to protect your crib mattress
    • GREENGUARD GOLD Certified to be free of harsh chemicals
Most Popular Home Safety Products

Most Popular Home Safety Products

Next in popularity were home safety products, which were mostly home environmental monitoring devices like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and a combination of both into one single device. If you’re looking to buy a smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector, remember that it’s important to place them strategically in your home. If you need some tips on placing your smoke detectors and arranging carbon monoxide detectors in your home, we provide some additional details. Here are three of your home safety product picks:

  1. Best Split Sensor Smoke Alarm
    First Alert Smoke Detector Photoelectric and Ionized Alarm

    1. First Alert Smoke Detector Photoelectric and Ionized Alarm

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    Seamlessly interconnect these six smoke alarms throughout the home to simultaneously receive alerts of ionized fires sounding a loud and clear 85-decibel smoke alarm. This First Alert alarm meets all UL certified smoke alarm standards for approved home and business installation.

    Stand-out features include

    • 9V backup battery to continue to protect homes from fires during power outages
    • One-press button to test alarm and manage nuisance alerts
    • Uses an ionization detector to prevent flaming fires
  2. Best Easy-to-Read CO Detector
    Nighthawk Plug-in Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    2. Nighthawk Plug-in Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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    This easy to install carbon monoxide alarm uses a digital display to clearly display the latest levels of carbon monoxide in the home. The Nighthawk can be powered by plugging into any wall outlet, extended using a 6-foot cord or mounted to avoid tampering. The alarm includes a backup battery to continue to detect during power outages.

    Stand-out features include

    • Digitally displays carbon monoxide levels to easily read level changes
    • Uses LED blinking light in the corner of the alarm to ensure it’s working properly
    • 85-decibel alarm for a loud and clear sound if rising carbon monoxide levels are detected
  3. Alert Pro 10 Year Battery Smoke Detector Fire Alarm

    3. Alert Pro 10 Year Battery Smoke Detector Fire Alarm

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    This lithium battery operated Alert Pro smoke alarm detects photoelectric smoke with a 85-decibel alarm tone that exceeds the NFPA’s regulations. The long-lasting battery and life span reduces reminders for battery changing and includes a hush function for false alarms.

    Stand-out features include

    • Powerful low battery and defect warning with 85-decibel sound alerts
    • Powered by a 10-year lithium battery for low-power consumption, reduced costs and battery check-ups
    • Eco-friendly smoke detector that’s free from harsh smells and chemicals, making it great for bedrooms
Most Popular Home Security Products

Most Popular Home Security Products

For the home security category, video surveillance products like security cameras and video doorbell cameras rose to the top. Security cameras have been recognized as a burglar deterrent, and some security cameras can be used by themselves if you don’t own or want to purchase a full home security system. Additionally, video doorbells can also be used as a line of defense.

Some features to look for in today’s security cameras are deterrence features (automatic lighting, sirens), artificial intelligence, and live video streaming. These features are beneficial to have, especially for self-monitoring your home. Here are three of your home security picks:

  1. Best Smart Video Doorbell
    Ring Video Doorbell 2

    1. Ring Video Doorbell 2

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    The Ring Video Doorbell 2 uses a crystal clear 1080 high-definition (HD) video camera to see who’s at your door day or night. With Ring’s doorbell, you’ll receive any doorbell alerts using the mobile Ring app and an iOS or Android mobile device.

    Stand-out features include

    • Powered by an easy-to-remove battery pack to charge the battery without detaching the doorbell
    • Weather resistant to continue working through weather conditions from -5 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit without worry
    • Uses the Ring app to control customized motion sensors that best fit your outdoor home activity
  2. Best for Dual Powering Options
    Arlo Pro 2

    2. Arlo Pro 2

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    The Arlo Pro 2 is made to be IP65-certified weatherproof and is built with 1080p HD video. With the Arlo mobile app, you’ll be able to use your mobile device to trigger the camera’s siren when you detect suspicious activity outside your home. The Arlo Pro 2 also records both motion-detected activity and continuous video recording (CVR). This security camera can be used with the included rechargeable battery or plugged into a standard wall outlet.

    Stand-out features include

    • Includes night vision for crystal clear camera footage in the dark
    • Pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free camera control
    • Made with two-way audio to clearly speak to guests
    • Weatherproof outdoor security camera
  3. Best Value Pet Camera
    YI Dome Camera

    3. YI Dome Camera

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    Designed with 360-degree coverage and a high definition lens, this YI pet camera helps you stay connected with your pet. Two-way audio communication allows you to check in while activity alerts provide real-time updates when motion is detected.

    Stand-out features include

    • Features a robust HD lens with 360-degree coverage
    • Clear 2-way audio with an anti-noise filter
    • Focused motion-tracking that captures 10 second video clips

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Jalesa Campbell

Jalesa is one of Safety.com's staff experts on home security, natural disasters, public safety, and family safety. She's been featured on Today.com and elsewhere.