You’ve likely seen the commercials promoting the latest home security and safety products. A couple is lounging on the beach thousands of miles from their home and can change the thermostat or turn the lights off at the touch of a button. Technology advancements in home security and home monitoring apps has skyrocketed. Whether you want basic controls or complete surveillance, there’s a mobile app to give you peace of mind.
Here is a list of some of the top security camera apps for Android and iOS phones.
Home security monitoring apps have come a long way. SimpliSafe offers whole-home protection monitored 24/7 by security professionals. Just set up the HD security cameras indoors and outdoors and sync them to your smartphones. Motion sensors use human-form detection, so pets won’t trigger alerts.
Cool Factor: U.S. News & World Report ranked SimpliSafe the “Best overall home security system of 2021.”
One touchpad control panel operates cameras, door and window sensors, and environmental sensors that detect smoke, carbon monoxide and water leaks. Cove contacts users through the control panel and smartphones to confirm if there is an emergency.
Cool Factor: U.S. News & World Report ranked Cove the “Best DIY home security system in 2021.”
This video doorbell security app became instantly popular as a way to thwart would-be package thieves. Ring has added a full slate of security cameras and smart lighting products to their safety arsenal, along with 24/7 professional monitoring.
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 DIY home automation system uses a smart home security hub to connect motion sensors and cameras to your phone or computer. Smart locks and doorbell cameras can be remotely controlled through the Frontpoint app, which sends text and email notifications.
Cool Factor: Voice control allows users to control locks, lights and thermostats with Alexa, Siri and Google Home.
- Vivint Smart Home App
The Vivint app allows users to monitor doorbell cameras, security cameras, smart thermostats and door and window sensors remotely from their smartphones, virtually transforming their phones into home security systems.
Cool Factor: The app allows users to stream live video or view recorded video footage remotely, even after dark when night-vision cameras detect motion.
This plug and play app is universal, not proprietary, which means users do not need to sign up with a home security company to operate Reolink. Perfect for DIYers who want to see for themselves the benefits of receiving real-time video and alerts when motion is detected on their property.
Cool Factor: Battery and solar powered options mean that this security camera can work without Wi-Fi, offering a practical security monitoring solution for larger farm and ranch properties.
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