What are the best security gadgets for homes?

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    #1Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System contains 4 pack smart HD outdoor Wi-Fi cameras with night vision. The camera is also weatherproof, making it ideal to be installed outdoors.

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    Alan Obrien
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I liked the beautiful design and 4 cameras , for that price is a great bargain"
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    #2August Smart Lock ASL-02

    August Smart Lock ASL-02

    August Smart Lock 1 is an electronic lock that transforms your ordinary cellphone into a heavy-duty key. Among other things, this device allows you to lock and unlock your door and create virtual keys for anyone you want.


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    Helen Ramos
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I have frequent guests to my house, so I am looking for a solution to set up keys for visitors without having to coordinate meeting times. I decided to check out the August Smart Lock. I like the look of the product, and it seems to work well with setting up frequent digital keys. Looks like the perfect solution for me."
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    #3Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam's FI9900P is an outdoor 1080p HD wireless IP security camera that combines a high-quality HD digital video camera with a powerful built-in web server to provide live video anywhere. All that's required is an internet connection and viewing device such as a smartphone or desktop computer. 

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    Austin Garcia
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "The Foscam HD 1080P Outdoor WiFi Security Camera is a great little outdoor camera that I have used ever since I purchased in a house that is known for it's high crime rates. I am able to monitor my front door without a problem even in the lowest of low light conditions. I can even watch my home from work using my Samsung Galaxy. "
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    #4SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01 is a full HD 1080P POE IP Camera, outdoor & indoor, IP66 Waterproof, IR night vision, motion detection, support remote view by iPhone, Andriod Phone, Pad and Windows PC.

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    Marisol Carrillo
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "This is a great IP POE Camera with night vision. It was very simple to get up and running. Plugged into a POE switch, it got an IP from DHCP. I changed it to a static IP and was able to add it to Milestone Xprotect. Couldn't ask for an easier IP camera that worked out of the box! If you don't have a POE switch it also came with a power adapter. Just wanted to add you can configure this camera from Chrome, IE, Firefox without any plugins! I've also included some partial screenshots from the camera but please note they are not the full field of view for privacy reasons."
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    #5Piper nv Smart Home

    Piper nv Smart Home
    Piper nv is the only wireless portable security system that focuses on what matters most to you - right out of the box and with no monthly fees. With Piper nv’s day/night HD camera and optional wireless accessories, you can see, hear and know exactly what’s happening in your home or office using your smartphone or tablet. Get alerts by email, text, phone or push notifications when Piper nv detects activities that are important to you
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    Scott Delgado
    Written on February 24, 2018
    "Overall, it performs well as a security camera. It has a clunky feeling to the setup portion of its use and after a month or so, you'll definitely have to reset it. Besides that, whenever it's recently been reset it runs silky smooth."
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    #6Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

    Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

    A hero for your home. The all-in-one security solution with HD camera, siren, and air monitor. It’s built to learn and sends intelligent alerts with HD video and audio directly to your phone.

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    $149

    Rakesh Jhadav
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "Ever since I got the Canary All-in-One Home Security Device I have been sleeping amazing. I had an incident where a person tried to break into my home and I did not sleep well for months after. This security setup was easy enough to install and offers a lot of value for the price."
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    #7August Doorbell Camera

    August Doorbell Camera
    The August Doorbell Camera allows the user to see and speak with their visitors through their smartphones—even when they're not at home. It sends alerts when it detects motion, so the user is always aware when someone is at the door.
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    Austin Ward
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This doorbell cam is so useful. Enables you to see deliveries coming and also speak with anyone that rings the bell. Great security bell."
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    #8R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD is an outdoor professional level security camera which is suitable for residential and commercial use. This is weatherproof and can work in harsh conditions, as well as during any time of the day. 

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    Claire Li
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Package thieves got you down? Do what I did, and get yourself a quality security camera like the R-Tech. Easy to install, easy to set-up, and easy to monitor. Those days of losing your Amazon packages to faceless thieves will be no longer! "
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    #9Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A is a wireless security alarm system for homes and business offices. This DIY kit comes with an auto-dial function, motion detectors, panic alarm button, and 110dB alarm alerts when intruded.

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    Joseph Austin
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Everything I need to keep my home security. Would be nice if they integrated in a camera system too."
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    #10Kidde KN-COSM-IBA

    Kidde KN-COSM-IBA
    Kidde KN-COSM-BA is a hardwire combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarm with battery backup and voice warning system to help eliminate confusion as
    it tells if it has detected fire or carbon dioxide. 
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    Nancy McDonald
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "works very well. the voice warning system is very helpful."
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    #11SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Version 2.0

    SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Version 2.0

    SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Version 2.0 features an HD camera, infrared LED for night vision, a motion sensor, and a two-way communication system. Users can watch the live feed and talk to the person at the door through the free app.

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    Jessica Jones
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I wasn't happy with this product, which was a disappointment because I think it is a great idea! The connection to the doorbell does not work consistently, and when it did there was a delay to the video feed. I think the doorbell has potential, but it needs some major work to be actually useful."
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    #12RemoBell Video Doorbell

    RemoBell Video Doorbell

    RemoBell Video Doorbell is a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell with a built-in HD camera and two-way audio that lets users communicate with the person at the door. The weather-resistant RemoBell also has infrared night vision and motion detectors.

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    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Security gadgets are very high and it would be very nice"
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    #13First Alert SA305CN

    First Alert SA305CN

    First Alert SA305CN smoke alarm has a long life lithium battery which is ideal for essential smoke detection as it uses ionization smoke-sensing technology with an enhanced smoke-gathering design. 

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    Denise Reynolds
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I wouldn't buy this product again. There are issues with mounting the item, I didn't find it very durable at all and the design leaves a lot to be desired. I want to be able to change the battery easily and without much effort, the design of this device doesn't allow for that. I want to be able to easily mount the device as well, again, far too challenging for this device. It worked but again, changing the design of the product and making it easier to use would be beneficial in the long run. "
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    #14iseeBell HD Video Doorbell

    iseeBell HD Video Doorbell

    The iseeBell HD Video Doorbell allows users to view and communicate to the person at the door with its HD camera and two-way communication system. It has a night vision mode and motion detectors that sends an alert for security purposes.

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    Vishal Sen
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "For a hundred dollar investment this little gadget is definitely worth it for the security of your home. Last week I saw someone with a knife outside my home and was able to call the police! Audio is iffy but the motion detection and video feed is great."
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    #15Modotec Video Doorbell

    Modotec Video Doorbell

    The Modotec Video Doorbell enables users to talk to and see visitors with its HD camera and two-way audio. This battery-operated doorbell has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that allows users to watch the live feed on their smartphones. 

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    Hao Shi
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Modotec Video Doorbell is one of the best security gadgets for homes that I have used lately. I really love the added security that comes with this product. For the price this is a really good value."
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    #16USI Electric 5304

    USI Electric 5304

    USI Electric 5304 is a hardwired ionization smoke and fire alarm with battery backup which can respond quickly to fast-flaming fires to protect your family against deadly threats in the home. It is also fast and easy to install with all mounting hardware included and no wiring required. 

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    Hannah Howard
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Although I do consider a smoke alarm part of the safety of my home, it's not exactly capturing my need for security. One of the most deadliest threats is a fire while you're sleeping, but I was looking for home security, like security systems and cameras."
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    #17Allcomponents Fingerprint ID

    Allcomponents Fingerprint ID

    Allcomponents Fingerprint ID is a security reader which is compatible with Windows 2000, Vista, 7, and 8. This fingerprint reader supports Windows Login, Screen Saver Lock, and Password bank.

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    Jason Weaver
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "You are best of not following the instructions or using the software that comes with Allcomponents Fingerprint ID. Just install and let Windows find the right drivers and it will work like a charm. Fingerprint ID works well and is relatively inexpensive so if you are looking for a biometric scanner then I suggest you give this one a try."
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    #18First Alert SA511CN2-3ST

    First Alert SA511CN2-3ST

    First Alert SA511CN2-3ST is an interconnected wireless smoke alarm designed to notify you of trouble with both an 85-decibel siren and voice notification. It is also battery operated and can easily be installed. 

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    Barbara George
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I loved this solution. I think it offers a great quality product and the description of the product is very clear."
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    #19First Alert BRK 3120B

    First Alert BRK 3120B

    The First Alert BRK 3120B is a hardwire dual photoelectric and ionization sensor smoke alarm with battery backup which can detect not just fast-flaming fires, but also smoldering ones to provide peace of mind.

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    Jeremy Mason
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This isn't a security device in the traditional sense that most people think of. Even though it has great reviews and is a decent price, this won't help keep an eye on your home, especially when away."
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    #20Verifi P2000

    Verifi P2000

    Verifi P2000 is a fingerprint scanner compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10. It features Roboform Free Edition password manager for efficiency. 

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    Gerardo Chávez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "a neat gadget for your home computer to update it to the 2018's a cool fingerprint sensor for your laptop is a must have for any tech head "
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    #21Futronic FS88H

    Futronic FS88H

    Futronic FS88H is a fingerprint scanner which has precise optics and infrared illumination. It is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating system. 

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    Timothy Martinez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Futronic FS88H is an amazing security gadget for your home and for your belongings as well. It has a built-in fingerprint scanner that adds an unbreakable level of security for you and removes all possible worries that you may have. This device is definitely one that you must own today!"
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    #22Kidde i4618AC

    Kidde i4618AC

    Kidde i4618AC is a Firex hardwired smoke alarm with battery backup using an ionization sensing technology. This alarm is powered by your home’s electricity and will interconnect with other smoke alarms in your home.
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    Dylan Bates
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a very good product but it has nothing to do with security gadgets. It's a well-rated smoke alarm and that is really more for safety than security. "
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    #23Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera features 2-way communication microphone and speaker, motion sensor, and works with Alexa Smart Home. It has 100 dB siren alarm. It can send notifications to a smartphone via Kuna mobile app.

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    Ayaan Gupta
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "If you want a very sleek and minimalist security gadget for your home, you cannot go wrong with the Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera. You can put it in front of your door and it has a microphone and speaker you can communicate with. It is also compatible with Alexa Smart Home, making it a smart buy."
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    #24First Alert SA320CN

    First Alert SA320CN

    The First Alert SA320CN is a dual-sensor smoke and fire alarm using an ionization and photoelectric sensors to provide early warning of both smoldering and flaming fires. 

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    Alexander Curtis
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Every house needs several of these in key areas. Sounds when it senses smoke or fire. Frustration free."
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    #25First Alert SA303CN3

    First Alert SA303CN3

    First Alert SA303CN3 is a battery powered smoke alarm featuring a silence button, blinking power light, 85-decibel alarm. It will cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50% as you will be alerted to a fire. 

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    Gregory Chapman
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "After I replaced my smoke alarm with this one I noticed it performs a lot better. I feel so much safer now that I've got it installed. "
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    #26First Alert BRK 9120BFF

    First Alert BRK 9120BFF

    First Alert BRK 9120BFF is a hardwired smoke alarm with battery backup which uses an ionization smoke sensor to reliably detect smoke from hot, fast-flaming fires and alerts you with a loud 85-decibel alarm. 

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    Joan Bowman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "My entire house uses these wired smoke detectors. While we've never had a fire, we don't get a lot of false alarms either. It's nice to know that the alarms are there."

Summary

Best What are the best security gadgets for homes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System Electronics 9 Paid
2August Smart Lock ASL-02Electronics 9 Paid
3Foscam FI9900PElectronics 6 Paid
4SV3C SV-B01Electronics 4 Paid
5Piper nv Smart Home Electronics 3 Paid
6Canary All-in-One Home Security DeviceElectronics 2 Paid
7August Doorbell CameraElectronics 1 Paid
8R-Tech CA-IR140-HDElectronics 1 Paid
9Fortress Security Store SO2-AElectronics 0 Paid
10Kidde KN-COSM-IBAElectronics 0 Paid
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