Home security guide 2020—must-have gadgets, cameras, alarms, and more

You probably always have your home’s security in the back of your mind. While it’s impossible to be in all areas of your house at once—and we all need to step out occasionally—home security cameras and other gadgets can help. That’s why you should check out our home security guide 2020 for the best products you can buy now to protect your belongings.

Home security guide 2020—must-have gadgets, cameras, alarms, and more
Ring Alarm in Use / Credits: CNET

Today’s technology lets us have eyes everywhere. And when it comes to home security, that’s definitely for the better. Nowadays, it’s easy and affordable to set up a few cameras and alarms around your house that you can control via Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for ways to thief-proof your home, you’ll want to read our home security guide 2020.

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I grew up in a suburb in the 90s, where many people didn’t even lock their doors when they went out of town. It speaks to the times. And back then, home security systems were expensive and tricky to operate. Even if you had one, your cat could easily set off the alarm.

We’ve come a long way since then, and now pretty much anyone can set up a home security camera that connects right to their smartphone. And, according to Forbes, the technology keeps improving. You can see what’s going on at your house when you’re at work or halfway across the world. And, best of all, Fido won’t trip these motion detectors.

With that in mind, if you haven’t already, you should think about securing your home with these must-have gadgets. Most are easy to use, some are waterproof, and all of them will keep you and your possessions safer.

Wyze Outdoor Starter Bundle Weather-Resistant Camera

Keep yourself safe in and outside of your home with the Wyze Outdoor Starter Bundle Weather-Resistant Camera. A weather-resistant gadget on our home security guide 2020, this camera captures animals and people with videos and then sends you an alert. All recordings save to the cloud for two weeks—free of charge.

SimpliSafe SimpliCam Security Camera HD Alarm System

Detect the presence of others through their body heat with SimpliSafe SimpliCam Security Camera HD Alarm System. This security camera also lets you watch your home in HD video and hear audio 24/7. It’s also an excellent product for when you’re out of town.


Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren Security Cam

Have eyes on your house all the time with the Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren Security Cam. This camera comes with free video storage and an integrated 105-decibel alarm. So if it detects people, vehicles, or animals, the alarm will sound a break-in alert.


Ring Alarm Second-Generation Home Security Device

Get fast access to the police with the Ring Alarm Second-Generation Home Security Device. This gadget on our home security guide 2020 features quick-access buttons for contacting emergency services. The matte finish gives all pieces in this set some style so that they blend into your home’s decoration.


iSmartAlarm Contact Sensor Door & Window Alarm

Be aware of all your home’s entrances with the iSmartAlarm Contact Sensor Door & Window Alarm. This compact gadget attaches to both sides of your door or window and notifies you when it opens. You’ll love that this device is completely wireless and uses batteries for power.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Home Security Camera

Your floodlights can be a security camera in disguise with the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Home Security Camera. Place this camera anywhere inside or outside the house. Best of all, this gadget is easy to recharge and comes with a battery so you can use it right away. Finally, the two-way audio helps you frighten any would-be intruders.


Canary Pro All-in-One Home Security Camera

Looking for an easy way to monitor your home? The Canary Pro All-in-One Home Security Camera is what you need. This gadget detects unusual movements but won’t alert you about normal ones. Use this camera right out of the box since it requires no installation at all.


Clevermade LockBox Package Locker

Keep your Amazon packages safe until you can get them with the Clevermade LockBox Package Locker. The delivery person puts your package inside the LockBox, and its reinforced steel body keeps thieves out. Anchor it to your house with the included screws.


Amaryllo Apollo Biometric Tracking Security Camera

You’ll essentially have a gatekeeper with the Amaryllo Apollo Biometric Tracking Security Camera. This home security camera features biometric technology that recognizes faces. If the Apollo sees someone it doesn’t know, it begins following that individual.

Amaryllo Apollo Biometric Tracking Security Camera

Amaryllo Apollo Biometric Tracking Security Camera on a Yellow Shelf

Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor Home Security Device

The Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor Home Security Device is another item on our home security guide 2020 that’s easy to set up. Just connect it to your phone via your Wi-Fi, and it will be up and running. Set it by your door for instant notifications when someone enters.


We hope you enjoyed our home security guide 2020. Which of these gadgets do you plan on getting to beef up your home? Or do you have one already? Let us know in the comments.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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