Best Home Security Devices for 2020
In this article I review some of the best home security devices that can help keep you, your family, and your property safe and prepared for an emergency.
Smart Door Locks
Yale Nest Connect Smart Lock
- Secure and Tamper Proof: Replaces the deadbolt you already have. If someone tries to tamper with it, you'll get an alert. If the batteries start running low, you'll know right away. And if your lock loses power, you can quickly charge it with a 9V battery to unlock the door.
- Works with Google Assistant: Check the status of your door and lock it from anywhere hands‑free with the Google Assistant. You can also enter a passcode, use one‑touch locking, or lock it from the Nest app.
- Touchscreen Keypad: No phone? No problem. Unlock your Nest x Yale Lock by entering your passcode on the touchscreen keypad. Create passcodes for people you trust.Requires a compatible phone or tablet with the free Nest app and Bluetooth 4.0
- Let Someone In From Anywhere: Unlock your door from your Nest app. Create passcodes for family, guests and people you trust. Get alerts whenever someone unlocks and locks the door. And when Nest knows you’re away, your door can lock automatically.
• Compatible with any smartphone you can unlock or lock I need to order using the nest app without needing a key
• You can create unique passcodes for family, friends, or guests and you can even set schedules that can control when they can enter.
• You never have to worry about losing keys or locks being picked ever again, with this keyless lock, that has secure tamper-proof deadbolts.
• You will receive an alert anytime the doors locked or unlocked, the system will also keep a detailed account of all activity.
• Yale’s one-touch locking system allows you to quickly secure the door on the way out with a single tap.
• The nest app can detect when you’re away from the lock & secure it automatically
A Smarter Doorbell
Eufy Security, Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
- A Crystal-Clear 2K Image: High Definition 2560 x 1920 resolution, combined with our advanced HDR and Distortion Correction, ensures video is recorded in 2x the quality.
- No Hidden Costs: Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufy Security products are one-time purchases that combine security with convenience.
- Respond in Real-Time: Speak directly to anyone who approaches your front door via two-way audio. Tell your friends to come round the back or that you have just run out to get some milk.
- The Alerts Which Matter: With AI technology and our sophisticated algorithm, the camera intelligently detects body shape and face pattern. Ensuring you are only alerted when a human, and not a stray cat, is at the door.
- Free electronic chime included: Supports 8 fun and holiday themed ringtones and adjustable volume level. Note: Existing chimes will not work with eufy Security Video Doorbell.
• 2K WDR resolution – See people as clear as day, when they come to the door.
• No monthly fees, it just requires a one-off purchase, everything else is self-contained, no hidden charges.
• Cross-platform compatibility – works on both Android and Apple IOS.
• Easily syncs to existing home security systems.
• Built-in two-way audio that allows clear communication.
• Extremely easy to fit and mount. The Doorbell will snap into place, there is no need to hire an electrician to wire the system.
• Compatible with both Alexa and Google voice.
• The camera is excellent, it can balance the dark and bright parts of someone’s face to ensure there is no confusion. 4:3 aspect means you can see the person from head to toe.
• You can either wire the doorbell, or it will work for 6 months on one charge.
Smart Security Cameras
Blink Mini with Blink XT2
- This bundle includes the Blink Mini and XT2 - 5 camera kit.
- XT2 is a wire-free indoor/outdoor smart home security camera that runs on AA lithium batteries for up to two-years with regular use.
- Mini is the new HD indoor, plug-in camera with motion detection and two-way audio that lets you monitor the inside of your home day and night.
- See, hear, and speak right from the Blink app on your smartphone with Blink’s live view and two-way audio feature – live view is not continuous.
- Customizable motion detection: Get alerts on your smartphone and customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most.
• No hidden costs are monthly fees that you can include up to 120 minutes of video storage in the cloud for free the system also comes with a two-year warranty on the battery life and lynx chip technology
• The two-way audio system allows you to talk to visitors to the blank I’m under your talking or smartphone.
• The system is also fully customizable then you can set up different activity zones to choose where you want the motion to be detectives so you will always receive the alerts that matter most.
• If you want to be notified of every single motion detective, this can happen or you can program is just to notify you from one part of the system. You can even watch what is happening live.
• This system features 5 high-resolution video cameras that are for widescreen doing, these cameras are capable of capturing high definition footage
• Each camera has infrared capabilities all will allow you to see in the dark and monitor your home or business in either no light or low light conditions.
• It also offers a hundred and ten-degree field-of-view, allowing you to capture a wide area of your property, offering the highest level of security at all times.
• Designed to resist even the worst weather. The application will allow you to check-in from anywhere anytime.
• Fully compatible with Alexa
• You can arm or disarm, view live streams, take motion clips through =any Alexa enabled device.
Smarter Home Security System
Cove 13 Piece Home Security System
- INCLUDED 30-DAY SECURITY MONITORING TRIAL — With a 30-day free 24/7 professional monitoring trial and 100% cellular connection, you are notified up to 10x faster via text, panel call, and a phone call by our award-winning team who will contact emergency dispatch for a prioritized response from police and firefighters. No bots here — you’re communicating directly with our award-winning monitoring center who values your privacy and won't share voice or video recordings
- AFFORDABLE HOME SECURITY — Get a professional-grade home alarm system with no contracts and a 60-day money-back guarantee. When you activate your system, you can choose the $15/mo Cove Basic Plan or the $25/mo Cove Plus Plan featuring smartphone and voice control, a lifetime equipment warranty, and a lifetime monitoring price lock
- EASY DIY INSTALLATION — No wires or drills, no tedious WiFi configuration or set-up call — only the simplest 15-minute do-it-yourself installation enabled by Cove’s unique Install Wizard featured on the Cove Touch Alarm Panel. You can also easily customize your system on the Panel’s intuitive user interface to fit your lifestyle
- VOICE CONTROL — Arm and disarm your system or check system status through Alexa & Google Home
- WHAT’S IN THE KIT — 1 Cove Protect Touch Panel, 7 Door/Window Sensors, 1 Pet-Friendly Motion Sensor, 1 Flood/Freeze Sensor, 1 Medical Alarm, and 2 Key Remotes. Alarms are monitored 24/7 so emergency responders can be notified even when you aren’t home. Systems are automatically checked hourly and you’re notified if there is ever a problem
• 30-day free trial – You get to test this system fully without ever having to commit to a contract.
• Affordable home monitoring – You receive a professionally designed and manufactured alarm system that can be fully monitored from just $15 a month
• Super easy to install – no wires or drill required. No setup calls or wifi configuration. A step by step 15 minute guide and you will be up and running.
• Voice activation – The system can easily be disarmed or armed thought google home or Alexa.
We hope that these four simple solutions will help you feel safe and secure in your own home. They each represent some of the most innovative, technologically advanced, cost-effective, and best home security devices you can buy.