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    Updated on Sep 27, 2018. Posted on Sep 27, 2018

    21 Of The Best Home Security Products You Can Get On Amazon

    From a bar that'll keep doors shut to video doorbells to motion-activated lights, we cover just about everything but a guard pup.

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    1. An adjustable bar you can wedge against hinged doors or stick in the tracks of sliding doors to make it harder on unwelcome guests.

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    Adjusts from 27.5"–42". Has a pivoting ball joint to ensure full contact with the floor and padded foot for a strong grip that won't scratch. Made of 20-gauge steel for strength.

    Promising review: "I'm convinced this just prevented a break-in at my home last week. Someone tried to kick in our back door, but they couldn't with this and the bolt lock properly engaged. The right angle and floor type are important, I believe. My husband left door unlocked, and tried to bust the door open with his shoulder, but it wouldn't move. He's 259 lbs., and strong, so we felt like it was doing its job. Very happy we had this when the thief came around looking for an easy target. Photo shows the footprint." —Jane_Dough

    Price: $14.86

    2. Or a door stop alarm — it might just be the perfect find for apartment or dorm dwellers.

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    Has a 120-decibel alarm that's audible up to 1,000 feet away.

    Promising review: "Works as advertised. Gave one to a 20-something female neighbor whose weirdo landlord kept popping in unannounced. She said it worked to block his entry, and they both heard the loud shrill of the security alarm. I've just bought one for myself and will take it on trips because I've had too many occasions where I've been awoken by the sound of someone trying to gain access to my room in the middle of the night. We've also tested this at home. I have concrete floors with an LL Bean rubber-backed rug at the entrance, and this wedge is high enough to stop the door, whereas others did not. Highly recommended, for both safety and peace of mind. Would suggest wearing earplugs while setting it up and testing it the first time (I wanted to know what it sounded like). The alarm is as loud as my commercial security system. Easy to use. Highly recommended." —coolbeans

    Price: $9.99

    3. A solar motion-activated light ready to shine a light on whatever's trying to make moves in your yard. (I'm talking about you, raccoons!)

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    Promising review: "This product was just what we needed. The back porch light kept burning out on us so we needed something to illuminate the back steps at night or early morning hours, so we got this light. It worked right out of the box! The first night we tried it, I was shocked at just how bright it really was. Pretty good illumination even at about 12–15 feet!" —Neil

    Price: $16.99

    And in case you find those lights *too* disruptive, here's some well-reviewed blackout window film.

    4. Or waterproof motion-activated flood lights you can adjust to highlight *just* the spot you need.

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    Turn on when sensing ambient light levels or motion in a range of 30–40 feet. Corded light with easy installation.

    Promising review: "Good looking product and works as described. My favorite feature is the manual mode. You flip the switch off and then on and the light stays on for hours. My wife and I both get up very early for work while its still dark and we turn the light on in manual mode when we leave the house. Because of where I installed the light the sensor can't always reach as far as I would like but that's not the lights fault. Once we are both gone the light turns itself off once it's light outside so it saves energy by not staying on all day. Has survived several heavy thunderstorms so far and I haven't seen any water seeping into the bulb area. I had to buy a outlet extension box to help the motion sensor stick out from my siding a little farther so I could get it to fit the way I wanted." —Jacob Smith

    Price: $39.95+ (available in three sizes, two colors)

    If you already have a flood light fixture, check out some well-reviewed smart flood light bulbs.

    5. A standalone safe to stash the important stuff you don't wanna shred just yet, like social security cards, passports, and the like.

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    Has reprogrammable digital access, two override keys, an electronic lock with two live-door bolts and pry-resistant hinges, and a removable/adjustable interior shelf.

    Promising review: "Great little safe! Not fireproof but for what I needed it for it's perfect. Update: I lost my house this past week to a fire. It was a total loss. Somehow this safe made it with four handguns in it as well as ammo and various paperwork. It still managed to open USING KEYPAD when the firefighters brought it out!!!! I can't recommend this safe enough now." —JV

    Price: $51.99+ (available in four sizes)

    Also check out a well-reviewed biometric pistol safe.

    6. A Wi-Fi surveillance system with night vision that won't interfere with your beauty sleep.

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    Records in 720p HD to capture clear images for your records and use two-way audio to communicate with loved ones, or scare off intruders. The camera uses wireless communication technology, but still needs AC power to keep it working properly.

    Promising review: "I literally have six Yi Home Cameras now thanks to this pack. Bought it when it went on sale during the amazon prime day thing and it was bomb cheap! Using it indoors and outdoors! The app needs to improve though, but this camera is awesome. Added bonus is the SD card! We caught a bear in our backyard just chilling!" —Amazonian Reviewer

    Price: $95.99

    7. A reinforcement lock that's designed to withstand up to 800 lbs. of force, so it's perfect for a swing-in door.

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    Promising review: "The lock in my apartment kitchen door is a bit flimsy. I felt I could open it with just a kick or maybe several. Although I live in a relatively safe neighborhood, well you'll never know. Better safe than sorry. I have searched for the best lock that won't get my landlord ballistic when he sees it. I feel I did a good job installing it without the use of a power drill, so I was only able to use the short screws and not the 3" ones." —Kai

    Price: $17.63+ (available in four finishes)

    Also check out a well-reviewed classic swing bar lock.

    8. Or a temporary door lock you could use at home and in hotel rooms while traveling.

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    Promising review: "I have been trying to convince the wife to Airbnb the house for over a year. She wanted to secure the entrance to the main level of the house before agreeing. She wouldn't agree to adding other locks that required screwing into the wall. I have to admit I was really skeptical about this product, however it does exactly what it says it will. I even locked the wife in the basement for some time to prove its worth. Yeah, I will have to sleep on the couch, but it was worth it in the end." —Michael Moss

    Price: $21.95

    9. Frosted window film to prevent unwelcome snoopers from peeking inside windows, door transoms, and other glass surfaces on your home's exterior.

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    In case you're wondering, you can easily pull off this window film when you're done with it. I have some similar patterned film on my bathroom window for privacy!

    Promising review: "Great product! We had some side windows by the front door that needed to be covered for security but I still wanted the light to come through. This product did the trick, looks great, provides privacy and light as well! Super easy to install!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $10.99+ (available in two roll sizes)

    Not into the frosted look? Check out some well-reviewed one-way mirror film and rainbow mosaic film.

    10. Window alarms that run on batteries and will make a 120-decibel noise (aka, LOUD) once the two parts detach thanks to someone prying open your window.

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    I've used these before and they're loud as hell. Each alarm has three adjustable settings of off, chime, or 120-decibel alarm. Mounting hardware and instructions included, designed for indoor use only.

    Promising review: "These are so great and easy to use. Just stick on with the double-sided tape and switch to alarm, chime or off position. The chime chimes once but the alarm siren stays on and really alerts you to a window or door opening. I have gotten these for all my windows. Button batteries are included and can be replaced as needed. Instructions say they work up to a year. There is a battery test button also. The decibel on these are way louder that most other companies'. I can hear these all over my 2200 square foot house." —Travelynnn

    Price: two for $9.84

    11. Or compact alarms for making a 100-decibel ruckus if your window even starts vibrating, like if someone were trying to jimmy their way in your home.

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    Promising review: "I bought these alarms last year and last night they saved my house from a full robbery. I came home last night to a broken window but nothing else. No entry and nothing taken! I know it was the sound of this little alarm that scared the burglar away. I had to write an immediate review!" —Tanisha D

    Price: four for $23.99

    12. A wireless driveway alarm that'll especially come in handy for folks without close neighbors or who just have extremely long driveways. (Lucky you!)

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    Has 500 ft. range and 30 chimes, and includes one sensor and one receiver, and is expandable up to 16 sensors and unlimited receivers for complete coverage of your perimeter. Made with industrial-grade PVC housing, a rubberized weather resistant seal, and sunshade. Sensor runs on 4 AA batteries for up to a year.

    Promising review: "We live in a wonderful part of Panama which has recently gone through a spate of home invasions/burglaries, including one death of a retiree. We have a very good wireless security system with sensors on every window that can open and all doors leading to the outside of our home as well as cameras. But it is a two-story home with the rear of the house, and a couple of other sections, that could be a problem for us. We ordered the Guardian receiver and three additional motion sensors. Once we decided exactly where to place the motion detectors, installation was super easy. We selected a loud siren sound for both our rear terrace and lower rear terrace detectors so that at night any attempt to get near our house from the rear would be known immediately and there would be no doubt where the bad guys were. #4 is upper terrace and #3 is lower terrace. A horse race sound lets us know someone is on one side and another sound alerts us to the front of our house. The remaining side of the house is not accessible without long extension ladders. We tested each monitor several times and they work perfectly. I'm pretty picky regarding the quality of things I buy. I'm a tool guy. I loved the fact that the monitor covers four screws go into metal inserts and not just plastic. We've only just installed this system but I have a really good feeling that it will be working for some time to come." —Freda C.

    Price: $99.99

    13. And a doorbell-like alarm (with a chime option) that could be good for placing at the rarely used back entrance to your home.

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    Promising review: "This alarm works like a charm! I love how loud this alarm is because it's in a back room in my house and it's still loud enough to make people sit up and take notice. You can arm it to alarm or to chime, it's a sliding button so setting it up is easy as pie and you can disarm it by just sliding the button to off. The price for this alarm is even better, and the peace of mind that it gives is priceless. I don't have to worry about my sliding glass door because if the infrared beam is broken then all hell breaks loose. If you want something easy for a first line defense, I recommend this." —Yummy Bush

    Price: $14.33

    14. An Echo Show to help you check in on loved ones and make regular phone calls easier as video calls.

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    In addition to voice and video calling, it can show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Amazon and others. Turn on lights or the TV, set thermostats, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.

    Promising review: "The Echo Show turned out to be a great add-on to my Alexa system, particularly for security. I purchased a couple of Echo Show devices primarily for communication. My wife and I work together from home, but her office is some distance from mine and I thought the Echo Show would be a good way to communicate because we could see each other and that adds a lot to communication. It certainly does the communication part great, but it is also great for making telephone calls (with Echo Connect) as I can ask it to call anyone on my contact list (there are hundreds) and it will dial the call and I can talk hands-free (great for someone with two or three computer screens operating). I hadn't thought much about the security part and was surprised at how much I use it for that purpose. We have a major renovation project underway to gut the main floor of our house while we live in the lower floor. I can ask Echo to show me any room in the house and the front yard (where I have cameras located) and it will do that with audio. It has already saved me thousands of dollars when I discovered a subcontractor was lying to my contractor. So yes, I am very happy with the GREAT DEVICE." —Michael G.

    Price: $129.99 (available in black or white)

    15. Fake security cameras as an inexpensive option that'll help deter lurkers.

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    You'll know they're fake, but they won't. Run on two AA batteries each.

    Promising review: "I bought four of these quality fake cameras as a deterrent and they are fantastic. Everyone who comes over asks me about the security system I have on my house. They had no clue they were fake. I didn't tell them any different. Also I thought the two AA batteries would MAYBE last about three or fours days. To this day they are still going strong after three months. I am amazed. Definitely worth the price!!" —paul connell

    Price: four for $21.99 (also available with 30 LED lights each for a more *intense* security look)

    Also check out a pair of well-reviewed fake dome security cameras.

    16. Security system signs to tell folks outright that you don't mess around with your home's security.

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    Includes two signs and eight reflective stickers.

    Promising review: "Bought two sets after several breakins in the community. It's a bargain and a deterrent. Comes with large stickers. Fast delivery." —lovetoread

    Price: $35.99

    17. Or some ~less subtle~ signs for tipping off sketch balls that they'll be on camera.

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    Promising review: "This sign is very nice and exactly what I was looking for. It has aluminum panels on each side with a sturdy plastic material sandwiched in between them. I really can’t understand some of the reviews stating the signs are low quality. They are exactly the opposite! Highly recommend!!! The signs do NOT come with posts, however I purchased aluminum angle iron at Lowe’s for about $5 and works great." —G0Horns!

    Price: $12.95 (also available in non-reflective)

    18. A touchscreen smart deadbolt you can use with Alexa. It comes in several finishes and styles, so it'll be easy finding the perfect fit for your home.

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    Includes one backup key and runs on 4 AA batteries. Has three alarm modes so you'll be aware of potential security threats.

    Promising review: "This was the only digital lock I trust. Replacing my old deadbolt was dead simple, just follow their YouTube videos. I really like the added bonus of being able to set three different 'intrusion' alarms and be able to adjust the sensitivity for each. Note that is very important that your deadbolt has zero resistance to locking/unlocking. The lock uses four AA batteries and I can monitor the battery condition remotely. My batteries look like they will last a very long time. I have a routine to automatically check that the door is locked every night, but I rarely open the door from the outside. This lock does not use Bluetooth to unlock and I would not have purchased if it did due to bluetooth security concerns. Mine is the ZWave model and it works flawlessly with my SmartThings hub. Alexa can also check if it is locked, but obviously will no unlock (until voice recognition is added to Alexa)." —mary cook

    Price: $160+ (available in three styles and seven finishes)

    Also check out well-reviewed smart deadbolts with button keypads or fingerprint opening options.

    19. A home paper shredder for cross-cutting paper and credit cards into tiny strips, lest anyone get any ideas going through your garbage.

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    Has a a six-sheet paper capacity, 2 minute continuous run time, and 30 minute cool down time.

    Promising review: "I bought this to shred some extra personal documents I had around the house and it works great. After I opened the box I put it to the test. I did not test the six-sheet limit, but I did run around 200 sheets through it within the first hour. I also shredded three credit cards. No issues and it shredded everything, making it unreadable. This would be a great shredder for anyone looking for a personal shredder." —Joseph E. Dilts

    Price: $29.99

    20. A dome camera that'll pan, tilt, and zoom to be your eye in the sky (or mounted on a surface) when you're not there.

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    Connects to a user-friendly app, has complete 360° coverage, and advanced night vision that won't cause light pollution for your baby or pet.

    Promising review: "This camera is amazing! I do not care about the 'privacy terms' that you have to accept on the app, I get to check on my year-and-a-half-old dog who just started having seizures last week. I can be at work, turn the camera on using my iPad, and work away keeping tabs on her. If she has a seizure, I will be able to see it, leave work for a bit and care for her. My mind and heart are at ease because of this camera. Thank you!" —Craig

    Price: $37.99

    Also check out a set of eight well-reviewed mountable security cameras.

    21. A wireless home monitoring system equipped with most basics available in other systems and mobile alerts as a good starter.

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    Includes a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range extender.

    Promising review: "I ordered this alarm after someone tried to break into my house 3 minutes after we pulled out of the driveway. They'd been watching our house. Once the cars were gone, he tried. But it was also the first time our son tried staying home alone. Terrified doesn't begin to describe it! He bolted when he realized the house wasn't empty. Two days later we had the Ring alarm and a Ring doorbell in hand. The whole setup took less than 20 minutes (including the doorbell). Plug in the parts, stick sensors to doors, use the app to walk through configuring them, and you're done. A few minutes later I had the professional monitoring set up. I spent a few minutes familiarizing myself with the features, adjusting alarm volume, adding user codes, etc. It was all just so seamless." —

    Price: $199

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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