Gallery: Modern home security products feature ingenuity, flair, and plenty of IoT


Whether you are protecting your slightly-larger-than-a-closet studio apartment or a huge sprawling mansion, advances in modern technology have made the installation of sophisticated home security systems a relatively simple do-it-yourself project.

Home owners can buy complete security system kits from dozens of vendors, all designed to be deployed without the need to rewire your house. IoT technology means that all the devices are capable of wireless communication using your existing Wi-Fi, router, and broadband connections. Installation, in most cases, is quick and easy, and monitoring duties are accomplished through apps on your smart devices.

The power and commonality of IoT technology in home security products has led some vendors to resort to flair and style to separate themselves from the competition. This photo gallery of common home security products provides just a glimpse of the fashion statement your next home security system could make.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.