What Is Batten's Best Of List?

This “Best Of” list is a quick way for you to view our top-ranked home security and safety products. If we had to pick one or two products from every home security sub-category, these would be our favorites. They each have great utility, features, and easy functionality. Of course, depending on your unique needs, we recommend you also view each category page to ensure you select the best product for you and your family.

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Its DIY package was hands down the easiest of all the systems we tested. Their great mobile app, flexible monitoring options, and system designed to be relocated make it our favorite system.

Additional Details:

  •  Professional monitoring is optional and with no term commitments
  •  Hub with a built-in camera, motion sensor, and siren
  •  1 additional motion sensor
  •  1 Mini door/window sensors
  •  1 key fob
Things to be aware of
  • The initial base system has a higher price than competitors, but its professional monitoring options are very affordable.

“Abode is the ideal smart security solution for anyone who wants to save some money by installing it themselves and avoid committing to a hefty subscription.”

Aug 25, 2021

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Additional Details:

  • Professional monitoring for $28 per month
  • Self-monitoring for $9.99 per month
  • No contracts required
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
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Additional Details:

  • Set custom zones so you only get alerts when a specific area is triggered
  • Enhanced AI human detection to prevent dogs from triggering alerts
  • Record videos and photos to capture specific moments while you are away
  • One charge provides half a year’s worth of battery life
  • No hardwiring required

“If you don’t like the idea of a monthly fee, or you have privacy concerns about your video being stored in the cloud, then Eufy’s 2K Video Doorbell could be what you’re looking for.”

Marc h 3, 2021