The 3 Best Home Security Systems of 2022
The latest SimpliSafe kit is affordable and easy to install and use. It also supports Alexa and Google Assistant, although functionality is limited.
*At the time of publication, the price was $220.
Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, August Smart Locks
SimpliSafe is an easy-to-use DIY security system, with add-ons such as indoor and outdoor video cameras, doorbell camera, smart lock and smoke sensors and more. 24/7 professional monitoring fees are competitive with other DIY systems. It also has a self-monitoring option and works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa (but not Apple HomeKit) voice control systems. Unfortunately, aside from smart speakers, the only non-SimpliSafe devices it’s compatible with are August locks. Still, for anyone who wants a reliable, easy-to-use system with a good selection of add-ons, we think the SimpliSafe setup is the best option.
Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, works with Ring
Our top pick has a more established reputation for security, but Ring Alarm is an easy-to-use security system with an affordable professional monitoring plan ($20 per month) and the ability to self-monitor at no additional cost. . It doesn’t have as much smart home support as our other two picks, but Ring offers more additional camera options than any of our other recommendations, including the Ring Video Doorbell Wired (our budget pick for the best smart doorbell camera).
Adobe Smart Security Kit
Abode offers more smart home integration than any other security system we’ve tested, meaning you can pair it with smart home devices from different manufacturers.
Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Z-Wave, Zigbee
Abode is for the person who wants a security system that can integrate with smart lighting, thermostats, voice control, and other smart home devices, and isn’t shy about following the steps to create this system. Abode supports Z-Wave and Zigbee enabled devices, as well as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and IFTTT (If This Then That). This kind of support comes at a price: We found the Abode starter packs and most accessories to be more expensive than our main pick.