Home Security Reviews

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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in home securitys.

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired review

With an integrated spotlight, crystal-clear video, and color night vision, this device makes home security a cinch. Here's why we like the Ring Spotlight Cam Wired as a great choice for outdoor home security. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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ALC Patrol HD Surveillance System Review

  • Compact, weatherproof cameras
  • Stand-alone network video recorder with expandable…
  • No cloud subscription fees
  • Decent day/night image quality
  • Plug-and-play camera setup
  • Industrial-looking cameras
  • Wired cameras are more complex to install
  • Complex, poorly translated NVR and smartphone apps…
  • No integrated microphone or speaker
Our Score 6

Reolink C2 Pro Smart Cam Review

  • Cute and compact design
  • Pan, tilt, zoom features
  • Fantastic day/night image quality
  • Wealth of tweakable settings
  • Great value for money
  • No wireless setup
  • No cloud storage support
  • No Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or IFTTT…
Our Score 7

Lockly Secure Plus Review

  • Stylish design
  • Keypad, Bluetooth, smartphone and traditional key…
  • Integrated fingerprint sensor
  • Innovative keypad security feature
  • Secure account configuration
  • Larger and heavier than competitors
  • Requires additional door drilling or adhesive tape…
  • Calibration issues and incorrect lock status…
  • Pricier than many peers
Our Score 6

Gate Smart Lock Review

  • Stunning hardware design
  • Integrated high-definition camera
  • Easy access and responsive control
  • Flawed Android installation
  • Poor quality two-way audio
  • Not fully weather-proofed
  • Subscription required for all features
Our Score 5

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired Review

  • Robust, compact, and weather-resistant
  • Integrated spotlight, siren, and motion detection
  • Simple installation
  • Ring controller app offers lots of features
  • Video recording requires subscription
  • Delays when editing motion zones
Our Score 8

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Review

  • Extremely versatile
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • 1080p video, wide field of view
  • Mounting tools included
  • Micro-USB or Power over Ethernet connection
  • Siren isn’t very loud
  • Patchy two-way communication
  • Monthly fees for best features
Our Score 7

Blink XT One Camera System Review

  • Wireless
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof/Weatherproof
  • Free cloud storage
  • Images are grainy at night
  • Cannot pan, zoom, or tilt via the app
Our Score 7

Ring Video Doorbell Review

  • Enormous security potential
  • Intuitive app
  • Easy installation
  • Inexpensive
  • Latency in time-to-answer
  • Plastic-y case components
Our Score 8