Best Home Security Systems of 2021

Our team has tallied over 5,000 hours of research and hands-on testing to help you choose the best home security products to protect your home, assets, and family.

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1100+research hours
1800+customers interviewed
33systems reviewed
12experts consulted
10systems recommended

Smart Security Pick

Vivint Smart Home
SecureScore™: 9.2/10

Vivint is a high-end wireless system with indoor/outdoor cameras and advanced smart home capabilities. Their highly-rated mobile app gives you ultimate control of your property. Right now, Vivint is offering free professional installation, which is a $199 value.

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Most Trusted Name

ADT Home Security Systems
SecureScore™: 9.1/10

ADT is a highly-customizable system that offers wireless and hardwired systems. They have indoor, outdoor and doorbell camera options with smart home capabilities. We consider them the pioneers of home security, and right now ADT is offering free installation on their video doorbell cameras and $100 ADT Visa® Reward Card (terms apply).

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Best DIY Pick

SimpliSafe
SecureScore™: 9.3/10

SimpliSafe is a low-cost home security system with DIY setup. Their systems can be installed in minutes with no tools or drilling. Self-monitor or choose SimpliSafe’s award-winning monitoring. And today only, SimpliSafe is offering 50-percent off systems plus a free security camera. This is one of the best deals we’ve seen.

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Written By
Rob Gabriele
Managing Editor & Home Security Expert

As Managing Editor for SafeHome.org, Rob Gabriele has written and edited over 1,000 articles in home security. His expertise is in smart home automation and home protection with thousands of hours of testing and research under his belt. Formerly a reporter and producer for the USAToday network, Rob has been a writer and editor for over 10 years. He holds a Master’s of Science with an emphasis on writing from the University of Montana, and he currently lives in the Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada.

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