Home Security Solutions
Securing your home.
Find the right security solution for you.
Whether you're looking to tighten security with a whole home surveillance system or trying to solve a specific problem — like preventing package theft — with a video doorbell, there's a solution designed to fit your needs and your budget. No matter where you start, you'll have the flexibility to add more products to your security system as you need them.
Professional monitoring can provide greater peace of mind. Your service provider will send alerts when anything seems suspicious and contact emergency services if needed. For plans that offer month-to-month service with no long-term commitment, you can add professional monitoring when you need it, and turn it off when you don't. Plus, you always have the option to monitor security on your own.
Self-monitoring lets you keep an eye on your home from your smartphone and receive alerts when someone rings the doorbell or enters or leaves your home. You can view security camera footage remotely, so you always know what's going on at home.
Some security cameras offer a limited video history for free; however, in order to save and review video footage for a longer period of time, you may need a subscription plan that includes cloud storage.
Other premium services may also be available with your subscription, such as continuous video recording, advanced object detection, custom activity zones and more. These advanced features offer smarter monitoring and an additional layer of protection for your home security system.
Installation, setup and security tips.
To get the most out of your security system, you'll need to consider how much capacity your Wi-Fi can handle, where to install the cameras, how to set up the app and more. You may also want to consider adding a few accessories to complete your system.
To make sure your security system works properly, your Wi-Fi network needs to be strong enough and fast enough to handle the additional load. Test your Wi-Fi speed at the specific location where you'll be installing each security camera. You may need to upgrade your networking system or add a Wi-Fi extender for a stronger, more reliable connection.
Security camera placement.
Where you place your security cameras makes a difference in how well they work. Point the cameras away from light, avoid obstructions that can block a camera's view, and place your cameras in a sheltered area, such as underneath the eaves, to protect against the elements. If possible, place your security camera in a prominent location so that someone entering your property can see it. Spotting a security camera nearby can be a deterrent for thieves and vandals.
Apps and accessories.
After purchasing your security camera or system, you'll need to download the app that goes with it. Most security brands have their own specific app. Reference the product's instruction manual for details on how to find and download the app. Once you have the app on your device, you can set up alerts and routines to personalize your home security based on your schedule and preferences.
Complete your home security system with accessories such as solar batteries, camera skins and mounts. You can also look for other smart home devices that are compatible with your system. For example, adding a smart display allows you to easily see who’s at the door. You may be able to control multiple devices with a single app or by using voice commands.