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Not ready for a full-fledged security system with long-term contracts? A DIY home security system is a lower-cost compromise that offers protection with more flexibility. We’ve put together this list of our favorite security systems with DIY installation and different monitoring options to help you find the security you need. These companies make it easy to set up your security system yourself without having to schedule and pay for a professional installer to come to your home. If you choose to add new equipment or move to a new location, it’s easier to pack up your equipment and bring it with you.
Arlo doesn’t yet have a full system with a base station on the market. So for now, the best way to compare the security systems is to look at their cameras. We tested some of Arlo’s and Nest’s indoor and outdoor cameras to learn more about them. Based on those tests and other research, when it comes to Arlo vs. Nest, we determined the best uses for each security camera.
Alexa, the voice assistant that lives inside Amazon Echo, has become iconic. And as smart homes grow more common, more curious consumers will want Alexa devices of their own. If you’re one of those consumers, you’re in luck. We’re about to explain how much an Echo costs, what you can do with each one, and which model’s right for you.
Ring offers an inexpensive, install-it-yourself security system with a great monitoring price. As a newer system, it’s still being fine-tuned, so there are some kinks. Is the Ring security system the latest and greatest in home protection? We decided to find out by testing the system in a team member’s home. Our verdict—we think it has potential, but it’s still too early to tell.
ADT Home Security is the most familiar name when it comes to monitored security systems, but does it still match up against the competition? Read on for a full ADT Home Security system review…
Abode lets you self-monitor your system for free with a mobile app. Plus, it doesn’t require contracts and comes with lots of smart home integration. Downsides are limited customer service and lack of an outdoor camera.
Frontpoint strikes a happy balance between a premium DIY installation experience and superior customer service. Read our review of Frontpoint home security plans, prices, customer service, and more.