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

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ModelTypeCont-
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
Simplisafe2AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
Windows
Third Party
CellularNo14Text
Email
Phone Call
Fortress Security Store S02-B AlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo310Phone Call
iSmartAlarm iSA3AlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
InternetNo12Text
Push
Email
Skylink SC-1000AlarmNoWirelessN/ALandlineNo12Phone Call
SmartThings Know And Control Your HomeAlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
InternetNo12Text
Push
Mace Wireless Security SystemAlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo11Phone Call
Frontpoint Home Security SystemAlarmYesWirelessSmartPhone
IOS
Android
Windows
Blackberry
Third Party
CellularYes12Text
Email
Phone Call
Fortress Security Store GSM-B Home Security Alarm SystemAlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandline
Cellular
No310Text
Phone Call
Lorex LW2731 Live LCD SD Recording Monitor with Wireless CameraCamera
Memory Card System
NoWirelessSkypeInternetYes - 1 with up to 41 on CameraNoneNone
Scout Alarm Wireless Home Security SystemAlarmNoWirelessSmartPhone
Internet
Internet
3G Backup (optional)
No12 + 1 on door panelText
Email
Phone call
Honeywell L5100PKHoneywell HP5100PKAlarmNoWirelessSmartphone
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)
GE Personal Security Alarm KitAlarmNoN/ANoneN/ANoneNone4None
Zmodo PKD-DK4216-500GBCamera
DVR
NoWiredSmartphone
Internet
InternetYes - 4Motion detection camera/DVRNoneEmail
Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GBCamera
DVR
NoWiredSmartphone
Internet
InternetYes - 8Motion detection
camera/DVR
NoneEmail
PiSector PS03-MAlarmNoWirelessPhoneLandlineNo310Phone Call
Oplink Security TripleshieldAlarm
Camera
NoWirelessSmartphoneInternetYes - 212Push notification
Email
Canary Home Security SystemCamera
Alarm
NoEthernet or
WiFi
SmartphoneInternet
WiFi
Yes - 1 per deviceMotion detection
camera
NoneEmail
Text
Push notification
Piper Home Security SystemCameraNoWiFiSmartphoneWiFIYes - 1 per device1 NoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
Phone
Korner Home Security SystemAlarmNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
InternetNoNone3Push notification
PiSector GS08-MAlarmNoWirelessPhoneCellular
Landline
No310Phone Call
Text
Arlo Home Security Camera SystemCameraNoWirelessComputer
Smartphone
Internet2On cameraNoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security CameraCameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush notification
Email
SimplicamCameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush notification
Email
Ring Video DoorbellCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush notification
SkybellCameraNoWirelessSmarthphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush notification
August Smart LockLockNoWirelessSmartphoneBluetoothN/AN/AN/APush notification
Skylink SK-200 Skylinknet Home Alarm System Starter KitAlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetNone12Push notification
Piper nvCameraNoWiFiSmartphoneInternetYes - 1 per device1 NoneEmail
Text
Push Notification
Phone
Schlage ConnectLockNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetNoneN/AN/ADepends on hub
Myfox Security SystemAlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1 (extra)On camera1Email
Text
Push Notification
Kwikset Smartcode 910LockNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetN/AN/AN/ADepends on hub
Netatmo WelcomeCameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1On cameraNonePush
Amcrest 960H Video Security SystemDVRNoWiredSmartphone
PC
Internet4On cameraNoneEmail
Fujikam FI-361 HDCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush
Withings HomeCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On cameraNonePush
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring KitAlarmNoWirelessSmartphoneInternetCan be added12Push
Text
Amcrest Pro HD 1080PCameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Desktop
Web Browser
Internet1On cameraNonePush
Email
Blink HD Home MonitorCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On CameraNonePush
Email
CleverLoop Smart Home Security SystemCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet3On CamerasNonePush
Nest CamCameraNoWirelessSmartphone
Computer
Internet1 On CamerasNonePush
Email
Kuna Smart Light With CameraCameraNoWirelessSmartphoneInternet1On CameraNonePush
Samsung Smartcam HD Pro 1080p Wifi CameraCameraNoWireless or
Wired
Smartphone
PC
MAC
Internet1On CameraNonePush
Gmail