Home Security Camera System Review
Today’s smart home security systems come w/ advanced features: motion detectors, mobile app streaming and motion detectors
Below are my picks for the best home security systems
#1.) Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security
#2.) Ring Night-Vision Security System
#3.) Blink XT Security Camera System
#4.) Ring Floodlight Cam + Motion Sensor
#5.) Ring Video Doorbell Pro
#6.) Canary Flex HD Security Camera
#7.) Ring Alarm Home Security System
#8.) Ring Elite Doorbell Video Camera
#9-10.) Coming soon!
** FYI — security system links go to Amazon (which typically has the best prices)
✅ Top #1 Pick: Arlo Pro 2 Home Security System
Arlo Pro 2 Home Security System comes w/ 3 cameras so you can see what’s going on inside and outside your home.
Unique feature is the 3-second look-back — can be used to see what caused the alarm to be triggered. Using the mobile app you can view the video.
The Arlo system stores up to 7 days of video footage on a Cloud System which makes it ideal for when you’re on vacation
Compatible w/ multiple voice command devices (Alexa or Google Assistant)
Buyers found the Ring Alarm easy to install and were happy with the quality of the video footage.
Newest version of Ring Stick-Up Cam can be used w/ voice commands + it’s very affordable.
Using the mobile app, you can connect to a live video stream — there’s also a motion detector and it’ll send you realtime alerts when it’s tripped.
You’ll like how it has night-vision as well. Terrific for realtime viewing at night
System can be plugged into an outlet and connected to WiFi — there’s a battery so if either is deactivated, the system will stay live.
Buyers really love the motion detector alerts — excellent for garages, basements, backyards and offices!
Blink XT Home Security Camera System can be operated for 2 years on just 2 lithium AA batteries.
Long-lasting battery life makes this model convenient + cost-efficient. (No need for electrical outlets!)
As a full weatherproof system it comes w/ 3 HD Cameras (with option of +10 cameras total)
Blink’s system can be monitored through smartphone app — if an alarm is triggered, you’ll get an alert on your phone.
Moderately priced + easy to install. Buyers say the night vision setting works well for nighttime monitoring.
Ring Floodlight Camera is motion-activated w/ excellent HD video quality.
Security system is triggered by motion or someone who rings your doorbell. When the door rings, you’ll be notified on your mobile phone through the Ring mobile app.
It also features a 2-way audio system letting you communicate w/ your invited (or uninvited) guest through your phone.
Additional features include siren alarm + floodlight
Buyers found this system affordable, convenient and easy to install
Ring Video Doorbell Pro works with Alexa, and like other Ring home security cameras, can be operated through smartphones.
It comes w/ 2-way talk feature, so you can communicate with someone on your doorstep even when you’re not home.
Additional features I like are that you can choose from 4 different complimentary faceplates — it runs off existing power from the doorbell wiring, so you don’t need to charge it or change the batteries.
Buyers say it’s easy to install + enjoy the unlimited video storage upgrade.
Canary Flex HD Security Camera comes w/ 3 cameras — It detects people (motion?) and can be programmed for specific alerts based on user preferences.
Pre-programmed numbers let you call the police or other emergency services with just a single press of a button.
Camera system is weatherproof and can be plugged in or run wire-free.
It comes w/ 2-way talk feature means you can talk to people inside your home or on your doorstep through your smartphone.
Buyers find it user-friendly and like that the settings can be adjusted to satisfy their needs.
Ring Alarm Home Security System is one of the most affordable — it has the highest approval rating of all the security cameras on my list.
Through the mobile app you’ll get realtime alerts + you can see a log of household activity.
Personally I think it’s the best system for parents — you can set an alert for when your kids get home from school or view a log of household activity (i.e. which doors are being used)
⭐⭐ Best Security System w/ Monthly Plan ⭐⭐
Ring Security System comes as a 5-piece kit: motion detector, range extender, base station, contact sensor, and keypad
Personally, I love that it comes w/ option of signing up for a monthly home protection plan — it costs $10/month for 24/7 home monitoring (cancel any time.)
According to reviews, buyers found it easy to install + operate on your mobile phone
Ring Video Doorbell Elite lets you see what’s happening at home through the camera’s live feed — it’s an upgraded version of w/ 1080 HD video quality.
Elite model comes w/ 2-way talk system which connects through your ethernet — controlled through your computer or smartphone.
Buyers found the video quality exceptional and appreciated how quickly they could check the live stream when they received an alert.
** I’ll be adding #9-10 best home security cameras soon. Stay tuned!