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You also don’t have someone to help you get it hooked up, and if you have to work with customer service over the phone, it can become stressful. Still, there’s something that feels quite nice about being able to install the system yourself and to get it working right. Some security systems require incorporating your new system with your existing wiring which means you will need to have the right tools for the job. Anytime you’re dealing with wiring and electricity, you really need to know exactly what you’re doing and have the tools to do it properly. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your new equipment, your existing wiring, or creating a fire hazard if it is not installed properly. So unless you truly know what you’re doing, you should probably opt for professional installation, especially if your new security system will need to be hardwired.

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In a study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where more than 400 incarcerated men and women who were convicted for burglary were interviewed, more than half stated they would look for an alarm before robbing a house and, if an alarm system was present, most would move on to another. Another study by ­­­­­Rutgers found that an increase in the number of home security systems in an area correlated with a decrease in the number of residential robberies, even for people who didn’t have their own security system. Best OverallArlo QThe Arlo Q is an excellent security camera with great video quality, strong motion and sound detection and a generous free cloud storage plan. View SiteBest Battery Powered CameraArlo UltraThis 4K camera delivers some of the best video we've seen. View SiteBest 1080p Battery Powered CameraArlo Pro 2The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 provides a great combination of software, free cloud storage and video quality. View SiteNeed to keep an eye on your house from anywhere?Small, stand alone Wi Fi or wireless security cameras also called IP cameras are easy to set up; can stream video to your phone, tablet or PC; and will send you alerts if they detect motion or loud noises. Most cameras also provide night vision and automatic motion activated recording, and some can be connected to other smart home products, such as security systems and smart lights. After testing dozens of wired and wireless options, our favorite security camera is the Arlo Q $149. We found that it had the best software, the most flexible options and the most affordable cloud storage subscription plan of the home security cameras we tested. Our favorite fully wireless, battery operated camera is the Arlo Pro 2; this 1080p camera's rechargeable battery can last for up to six months, and features two way talk capabilities. If you're looking for something under $100, our favorite budget security camera is the $40 Wyze Cam Pan, which can track a subject across a room, and gives you 14 days of rolling cloud storage for free.