Updated October 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Smart Home Alarms

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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.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on October 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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