Home Security Reviews

Editors' Choice

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

Nest Hello video doorbell review

You can answer your door while sitting on the couch with the Nest Hello smart doorbell, which brings vision, intelligence and convenience to your doorstep. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Ring Alarm Security Kit Review

  • Affordable
  • App and devices work well
  • Easy setup
  • Quality hardware
  • Limited smart home integration – for now
  • Professional monitoring costs extra
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

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

Yale Assure Lock SL Connected by August Review

  • Stylish touchscreen
  • Versatile keypad, app and remote lock controls
  • Easy, flexible guest access
  • Doorsense and comprehensive entry log delivers…
  • Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Homekit…
  • Chunky rear housing and stiff, awkward deadlock
  • Disjointed installation experience
  • Expensive upgrade kit for existing Yale lock…
Our Score 7

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Review

  • Slim design
  • Easy to install
  • Intuitive app
  • Integrates with Alexa
  • Plastic construction, no mounting wedges included
  • Cloud storage requires subscription
Our Score 8

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

Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit Review

  • Base station packs HD camera, siren, and Alexa…
  • Support for Google Assistant, IFTTT and Z-Wave…
  • Simple controls plus audio/visual confirmations
  • Reasonable day/night image quality
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Large door/window sensors are ugly and awkward
  • Smart speaker feature not available at launch
  • Google Assistant integration failed to work
Our Score 7

Nest Hello Review

  • Compact, well-built hardware
  • Straightforward installation guidance
  • Beautifully clear day/night video with minimal lag…
  • Smart facial recognition and Google Assistant…
  • Instant caller notifications, two-way talk and…
  • Some features locked without Nest Aware…
  • Doorbell wiring terminals cause frustration
Our Score 9