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Best Home Security Camera Systems 2014

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No matter where you live, home security should always be a priority. Chances are you spend a good chunk of your day out of the house, leaving pets, children and valuables in a potentially vulnerable situation.

The evolution of technology has given thieves more advanced tools than ever, but it has also allowed people to equip their homes with a robust line of defense. With plenty of multifaceted security systems available, homeowners must consider which packages give them the best remote monitoring options, as well as which ones are most efficient at detecting smoke and alerting authorities when an intruder arrives.

Shopping for a quality security system can be overwhelming, which is why our sister site TopTenREVIEWS has sorted through the most reliable options. Here are the top 3 picks for best home security systems:

Additional Considerations


Those in the market for a home security alarm system should insist on 24-hour monitoring, as well as an online account for managing your system. Those companies that truly stand out offer remote monitoring from your smartphone and tablet.

Devices Offered

The alarm and control panel are just two key ingredients in a home security system. You should also look for motion and smoke detectors, as well as wireless security cameras and glass-break sensors.

Help and Support

Any reliable home security system should offer support during regular business hours (24/7 help is preferable), as well as how-to videos to help get up and running. All Protect America also offers live chat. Keep an eye out for extended warranties and even lifetime warranties on any home equipment offered.


To compare costs, check out the best home security systems comparisons on TopTenREVIEWS.

Bottom Line

FrontPoint, Protect America and SafeMart are three of the highest-rated security systems for a reason, as they all provide a full range of devices and 24/7 monitoring. Protect America and SafeMart are ideal for those who want an intercom as part of their security setup, FrontPoint's systems help make sure that help will be on the way before you even request it. Regardless of which option you choose, these three all-encompassing security solutions will allow you to sleep more soundly.

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    Tanquen , November 27, 2013 3:06 PM
    Would like see IP cameras that I can set up myself with a simple NAS box.
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    realAMDfreak , November 28, 2013 4:56 AM
    Lazy Tom's , you couldn't have included the prices on your website ! And the link to the costs on TopTenREVIEWS does not seem to show the costs.
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    Lumi Kent , December 3, 2013 1:02 AM
    I think the problem is affordability. Here is something to look at. If you want very very good home security without spending a fortune. Shutterway security systems is the way to go. Adding a link for every1 to look at.
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    davidharris , January 5, 2014 8:52 PM
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    GoodfavMagazine , July 31, 2014 6:03 PM
    I actually like the cloud recording feature but your right they could give an option to save to your own drive but they need to make money so I understand why they do it. Otherwise they would have to sell the camera for more. Here are another Best Wireless Security Cameras from
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