The 6 Best Home Security Apps for 2024

Jan 1, 2024 3 min read

You’ve likely seen ads promoting the latest home security and safety products. They might feature someone pulling out their phone while lounging on the beach thousands of miles away from home. With a few quick taps on their phone, they can control their home by turning up the heat to prevent pipes from freezing, switch lights on and off to make it look like someone is home or even talk to someone who’s knocking at the front door. Then, they can get back to relaxing in the sunshine.

Technological advancements in home security and home monitoring apps have skyrocketed. Whether you want basic controls or complete surveillance, you can find the home security app that meets your needs. Plus, having a home security system may give you a discount on your homeowners’ insurance or renters’ insurance. 

Here is a list of some of the top home security apps that work on Android and iOS phones. 


Home security monitoring apps have come a long way. SimpliSafe offers whole-home protection monitored 24/7 by security professionals. You can take an online quiz to determine the protection you need or build your own system to protect your house or apartment. 

HD security cameras will need to be set up indoors and outdoors (or you can have a professional install them for you) and then synced to your smartphone. Both you and the security professionals can speak to anyone via the system. Recording features can provide evidence of any potential package thieves. The motion sensors used only detect human-forms, so pets won’t trigger alerts.   

Cool Factor: PC Magazine ranked SimpliSafe best for no-contract monitoring in 2023.


One touchpad control panel operates indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras, door and window sensors, and environmental sensors that detect smoke and water leaks. You can include a medical alert pendant if you need one to protect yourself or your loved ones. 

Cove contacts you through the control panel, text, phone call and/or app to confirm whether there is an emergency. You can try Cove for 60 days and then receive a full refund if you aren’t satisfied with the protection during the trial. 

Cool Factor: Cove offers a lifetime equipment warranty to protect you if a piece of the system stops functioning.


This video doorbell security app quickly became popular as a way to hinder porch pirates. But Ring is more than just a doorbell camera. The company has added a full slate of security cameras and smart lighting products to their safety arsenal, along with 24/7 professional monitoring. They even offer pet tags that can help lost pets get home safely. 

Cool Factor: The Neighbors by Ring app allows residents to partner with each other and public service agencies to get real-time crime and safety alerts in their neighborhoods.


This home automation system uses a smart home security hub to connect motion sensors and cameras to your phone or computer. 

You can control and monitor features like smart locks and doorbell cameras remotely through the Frontpoint app, which can also send advanced notifications, like reminders to arm your system. You can also use the Scenes feature to set your home environment automatically. 

Cool Factor: With voice control, you can control locks, lights and thermostats with Alexa, Siri and Google Home.

Vivint Smart Home App

The Vivint system includes technology that uses light and sound to scare away potential burglars. Smart locks can give you keyless entry, programmed with up to 30 access codes so you know who’s locking and unlocking your doors.

With the system’s app, you can monitor doorbell cameras, security cameras, smart thermostats and door and window sensors remotely from your smartphones.

Cool Factor: The app allows users to stream live video or view up to 10 days of recorded video footage remotely, even after dark when night-vision cameras detect motion.


The Reolink plug-and-play app is universal, not proprietary, which means you do not need to sign up with a home security company to operate it. It’s a good choice for DIYers who want to see for themselves the benefits of receiving real-time video and alerts when motion is detected on their property. You can build your system with video doorbells, various cameras or a full-security video system.

Cool Factor: Battery and solar-powered options mean that cameras can work without Wi-Fi, offering a practical security monitoring solution for larger farm and ranch properties.

A Home Security System Could Save You Money

Having a home security system could offer you more than just protection for your home. It is possible that insurance costs can go down with the additional protection and security. Talk to a Farm Bureau agent today to review your policies and see what you could save. 

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