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99Amazon Cloud Cam: This 1080p indoor security camera works with Amazon's popular Echo digital assistant. There's also an Amazon Key version that works in tandem with a smart lock to allow Amazon deliveries when you're out of the house. Released in October 2017 for $119. 99Honeywell Lyric C2: This 1080p indoor security camera has sound recognition and can send you a notification when your baby cries or smoke alarm goes off. Released in September 2017 for $169. 99Ring Spotlight Cam: This 1080p outdoor security camera from the makers of the Ring Video Doorbell comes in wired and battery versions.

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Our favorite for a few years running is the Nest Protect. It's the most full featured alarm, blaring out a loud siren and telling you where the problem is. It works with a lot of other smart home systems, so for example it can turn on all your Philips Hue lights, making it easier to find your way out. However, if you don't want to spend more than $100 on a smoke detector—you should have several in your home—then check out the Roost Smart Battery. This 9 volt Wi Fi connected battery costs just $35, goes into any smoke detector, and alerts your phone when the alarm goes off. Make sure you check out all of our top picks for smart speakers, lights, locks, and more on our best smart home gadgets page.

 

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One of the biggest draws of a DIY system is the opportunity to add in third party equipment like Philips Hue lights or a Nest Thermostat at any point. Z Wave is available in over 2,400 home security and automation devices from more than 700 companies. Plus, you have flexibility in where you place various devices because Z Wave can communicate farther distances than other protocols — like Wi Fi, for example — since it functions by sharing an Internet connection between devices as opposed to a localized router. Ultimately, we wanted systems that could integrate seamlessly into our homes and improve our quality of life. To find which fit the bill, we spent a day outfitting a 1,900 square foot home with the equipment of our finalists. We appraised the installation process, the ease and clarity of registering and syncing, the app experience, and functionality. We were pleased to find we could get most systems up in less than half an hour, but the quality of both hardware and software differed. We docked points for flimsy or easy to knock over physical elements and slow or dysfunctional cyber ones. Effective home security offers crisp and quick app interfaces preferably with practical perks like customized sensor names and facial recognition and instantaneous notifications. Rather than restrict control to a physical hub hung on your wall, Abode puts control where you actually need it: in the palm of your hand. Abode’s security dashboard is accessible by any internet connected device and gives you enough information to take action from wherever you are.