The table below lets you compare the features of the most popular home security systems.

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ModelRat-
ing
TypeCont-
ract
Wired
or
Wireless
How to
moni-
tor
How does
it Dial
Out
Cam-
era?
Mot-
ion
Sen-
sors
#
Ent-
ry
Sen-
sors
#
How
Notify
Price
Simplisafe24.6AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
Windows
Third Party
CellularNo14Text
Email
Phone Call
$200 - 300
Fortress Security Store S02-B 4.4AlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo310Phone Call$100 - 200
iSmartAlarm iSA33.7AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
InternetNo12Text
Push
Email
$100 - 200
Skylink SC-10004.0AlarmNoWirelessN/ALandlineNo12Phone Call$100 - 200
SmartThings Know And Control Your Home4.0AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
InternetNo12Text
Push
$200 - 300
Mace Wireless Security System4.2AlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo11Phone CallUnder $100
Frontpoint Home Security System4.5AlarmYesWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
Windows
Blackberry
Third Party
CellularYes12Text
Email
Phone Call
$300+
Fortress Security Store GSM-B Home Security Alarm System4.0AlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandline
Cellular
No310Text
Phone Call
$200 – 300
Lorex LW2731 Live LCD SD Recording Monitor with Wireless Camera3.8Camera
Memory Card System
NoWirelessSkypeInternetYes - 1 with up to 41 on CameraNoneNone$100 - 200
Scout Alarm Wireless Home Security System4.2AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
Internet
Internet
3G Backup (optional)
No12 + 1 on door panelText
Email
Phone call
$200 - 300
Honeywell L5100PKHoneywell HP5100PK4.1AlarmNoWirelessSmartphone
Internet
(with fee)
Landline
Internet (upgrade needed)
Cellular (upgrade needed)
No
Can be added to
Total Connect Account
13Phone Call
Text (upgrade needed)
Email (upgrade needed)
$200 - 300
GE Personal Security Alarm Kit4.0AlarmNoN/ANoneN/ANoneNone4NoneUnder $100
Zmodo PKD-DK4216-500GB3.4Camera
DVR
NoWiredSmartphone
Internet
InternetYes - 4Motion detection camera/DVRNoneEmail$100 - 200
Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB3.7Camera
DVR
NoWiredSmartphone
Internet
InternetYes - 8Motion detection
camera/DVR
NoneEmail$200 - 300
PiSector PS03-M4.3AlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo310Phone Call$100 - 200
Oplink Security Tripleshield4.4Alarm
Camera
NoWirelessSmartphoneInternetYes - 212Push notification
Email
$200 - 300
Canary Home Security System4.0Camera
Alarm
NoEthernet or
WiFi
SmartphoneInternet
WiFi
Yes - 1 per deviceMotion detection
camera
NoneEmail
Text
Push notification
$200 - 300
Piper Home Security System3.6CameraNoWiFiSmartphoneWiFIYes - 1 per device1NoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
Phone
$100 - 200
Korner Home Security System4.0AlarmNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
InternetNoNone3Push notificationUnder $100
PiSector GS08-M4.5AlarmNoWirelessPhoneCellular
Landline
No310Phone Call
Text
$200 - 300
Arlo Home Security Camera System3.8CameraNoWirelessComputer
Smartphone
Internet2On cameraNoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
$300 +
Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera3.8CameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush notification
Email
$100 - 200
Simplicam4.4CameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush notification
Email
$100 - 200
Ring Video Doorbell4.1CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush notification$100 - 200
Skybell3.8CameraNoWirelessSmarthphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush notification$100 - 200
August Smart Lock3.7LockNoWirelessSmartphoneBluetoothN/AN/AN/APush notification$200 - 300
Skylink SK-200 Skylinknet Home Alarm System Starter Kit4.4AlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetNone12Push notification$100 - 200
Piper nv4.2CameraNoWiFiSmartphoneInternetYes - 1 per device1NoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
Phone
$200 - 300
Schlage Connect4.2LockNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetNoneN/AN/ADepends on hub$100 - 200
Myfox Security System4.0AlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1 (extra)On camera1Email
Text
Push Notification
$200- 300
Kwikset Smartcode 9104.2LockNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetN/AN/AN/ADepends on hub$100 - 200
Netatmo Welcome3.8CameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush$100 - 200
Amcrest 960H Video Security System4.5DVRNoWiredSmartphone
PC
Internet4On cameraNoneEmail$200 - 300
Fujikam FI-361 HD4.0CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePushUnder $100
Withings Home3.0CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush$100 - 200
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit4.3AlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetCan be added12Push
Text
$200 - 300
Amcrest Pro HD 1080P4.3
CameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Desktop
Web Browser
Internet1On cameraNonePush
Email
$100 - 200
Blink HD Home Monitor4.0CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On CameraNonePush
Email
Under $100
CleverLoop Smart Home Security System4.7CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet3On CamerasNonePush$300 +
Nest Cam4.0CameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On CamerasNonePush
Email
$100 - 200
Kuna Smart Light With Camera3.7CameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On CameraNonePush$100 - 200
Samsung Smartcam HD Pro 1080p Wifi Camera3.4CameraNoWireless or
Wired
Smartphone
PC
MAC
Internet1On CameraNonePush
Gmail
$100 - 200