Best Home Security Systems

Keep your home safe and secure with the buyer’s guide to the latest, greatest and smartest home security systems available in the UK.

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 16 July 2019

Safe from harm: A buyer’s guide to the best home security systems in the UK right now

man at home in kitchen using Panasonic smart home security system

Image: Panasonic

Once upon a time, keeping your home safe from intruders was a costly and messy business. Lots of clunky bits and pieces to wire in, and you’d still never know what had happened if you were on holiday.

These days, you can expect alarm systems and wireless security camera that employ the latest smart tech to turn your house into a fortress and keep you in the loop.

Best of all, peace of mind isn’t quite so expensive any more…

Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit, £106.90

Samsung smart things home security kit

Image: Samsung

Priced very much as an entry point security system, the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit forms part of Samsung’s smart home ecosystem. It’s an affordable way to dabble with smart gadgets, coming with a hub, two multipurpose sensors and a motion sensor. However, it’s also very much a starter kit, and you’ll want to add to it for true security.

Somfy One All in One Security Alarm System, £188.99

Somfy one home security camera in black

Image: Somfy

Where the Somfy One System excels is in compatibility and common sense. It realises that many of us have furry friends in the house, so you can configure it to avoid false alarms caused by dogs without reducing the protection it offers your home. The camera will detect intruders, photograph and video them, and trigger an alarm immediately.

Alternatively, you can trigger the alarm yourself and even let friends, family and neighbours be alerted too. Add in Alexa voice compatibility and you’ve got a contender for the crown.