The 10 Best Smart Home Alarms

Updated October 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Keeping your residence safe is a round-the-clock job, which is why it makes sense to have a home security system that you can monitor from wherever you are. These smart home alarms connect to a phone or mobile device, alerting you to any trouble and giving you the ability to check in on your family and pets even when you're out of the country by providing remote-viewing capabilities. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best smart home alarm on Amazon.

9. Fortress S02-E

8. SimpliSafe Echo

7. Amcrest 960H

5. Nest Cam

4. Ring Whole-Home

3. Safevant Wireless

2. NetGear Arlo Pro

1. GW Security

Editor's Notes

October 22, 2018: Removed discontinued items and replaced with three new options, one of which—the Ring Whole-Home—has become increasingly popular. The 16-channel GW Security system boasts a price that is many digits long, but for the homeowner who wants to make sure not an inch of their house's perimeter goes unmonitored, this model is the way to go.


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Last updated on October 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein is a good for nothin’ rabble-rouser sticking it to the Man, man. Or so he likes to believe. More accurately, he’s a relatively domesticated young writer who also identifies as a musician and a teacher.


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