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Home Security

Keep your family safe and protect belongings with our reviews, comparisons, and guides.
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Home security 101

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How to Choose a Home Security System
With the many types of security systems out there, how do you choose the right...
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Everything You Need to Know about Home Security
Home security goes beyond alarm systems and security cameras—it’s a mindset. We lay out the...
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How Much Does a Security System Cost?
A security system can help protect your home, family, and valuables from burglars. But is...

Home security FAQ

From cost and equipment to monitoring fees and smart home features, we answer your home security questions.

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Looking for a home security system?

Whether you rent or own, or you live in a big house or a studio, there’s a system out there for you.

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Best home security systems

We test, review, and compare home security companies and their equipment to make your next big decision easier. Buy smart, live safe.

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Security cameras

From the front porch to the nursery, home security cameras help you keep an eye on your home when you aren’t there.

We’ve picked the best home security cameras based on image quality, price, smart features, and more.

Security accessories

These motion-sensing, auto-locking, alert-sending devices are smarter than your average gadgets. Learn more about the little security accessories that make a big difference.

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Best Motion Detector Lights of 2024
Nothing stops a trespasser in their tracks faster than motion sensor lighting. That’s why we’ve...
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Best Door and Window Sensors of 2024
Protect your home and family with the added security of door and window sensors. Read...
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Best Door Locks for Home Security
We know that good security often comes in simple devices, which is why we decided...
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Best Driveway Alarms and Sensors of 2024
Guardline is our top pick for the best driveway alarm of 2024. See how it...
Best Sliding Glass Door Locks
Sliding glass doors need a secure lock to keep kids and pets in and home...
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Best Smart Locks of 2024
Never get locked out of your house again. Our top electronic locks offer keyless entry...

Security system troubleshooting and maintenance

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How to Update Home Security When Someone Moves Out
Find out how to secure your alarm system and smart devices when someone moves out...
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Guide to Proper Home Security Maintenance
Use this security system maintenance checklist to keep your camera, motion detectors, smart locks, medical...
How to Effectively Place Motion Sensors in Your Home
Learn where to place motion sensors in your home, places to avoid, and how to...

Explore all home security

After thousands of hours of tests and research, we picked Vivint and SimpliSafe as the...
Paying a monthly fee for a security camera isn't easy on your wallet. Here are...
These renter-friendly apartment security systems help keep you safe and require less commitment than your...
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