Best home alarms: which model to buy in 2021?

Which home alarm should you buy in 2021? It is through this complete buying guide that we will help you make your choice. We have selected some of the best models on the market so that you can protect your property and your family against malicious individuals.

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Unfortunately, burglary does not happen only to others. According to figures and statistics published by the Ministry of the Interior, near 507,000 burglaries took place in 2016. According to Interstats, For the year 2018 in mainland France, the total number of burglaries of main residences is estimated at nearly 245,000, or 8 burglaries per 1,000 households, and at 312,000 the number of attempts, or 11 burglary attempts per 1,000 households …

Fortunately, domestic security is equipped with the best dissuasive and preventive technologies. The home alarms, now equipped with automation, are at the cutting edge of technology. It allows you to deter burglars and you warn in case of intrusion. However, there are several different models, the characteristics and options of which vary greatly from one model to another.

There are wired alarms and wireless alarms. Some alarms are deactivated using a remote control, an RFID badge or a smartphone, depending on the system. Some warn with an indoor siren, with external flash, with telephone or GSM dialer. The sensor is also different: some are motion detection, others vibration, etc.

This is why we offer you this comparison of the best home alarms offered by different manufacturers. This comparative test will hopefully allow you to choose the best home alarm to protect your property and your family from malicious individuals.

Buying guide: the best home alarms in 2021

Netatmo pack I secure my apartment

Netatmo pack I secure my apartment
Netatmo pack I secure my apartment

You don’t want to have to worry about complex installations and you live in an apartment? The Je Sécurise Mon Appartement de Boulanger pack consists of an intelligent interior camera, an intelligent interior siren and an intelligent opening detector for your doors and windows. In the event of an intrusion, notifications arrive directly on your smartphone: you choose whether you want to trigger the camera (in Full HD, 130 °, infrared) or the siren (110 dB). Compatible with Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa.

  • Connectivity: wired
  • Extensibility: 12 detectors per camera maximum
  • Control: smartphone
  • Price : 249,99 €

Netatmo pack I secure my house and its exteriors

Netatmo pack I secure my house and its exteriors
Netatmo pack I secure my house and its exteriors

Boulanger offers this other pack, exactly in the same spirit as the previous one, but for homes. Here is a complete, easy-to-use, subscription-free starter kit to protect the interior and exterior of your property. The latter includes a smart indoor camera and a 105 dB smart siren. As for the apartment version, in the event of an intrusion, you will be notified on your smartphone. You can then decide to activate the alarm or one of the two cameras provided (night vision). Also compatible with Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa.

  • Connectivity: wired
  • Extensibility: 12 detectors per camera maximum
  • Control: smartphone
  • Price : 579,99 €

Tiiwee X1 V2

tiiwee Security Alarm System Kit X1
tiiwee X1

On Amazon, the tiiwee brand offers many models of home alarms. The X1 alarm is one of our favorites: it works with 3 AA batteries for extended use up to 12 months. It can be set to a sound of 120 dB (2 different volumes). You can connect other sensors and sirens of the same brand (up to 40 on 4 zones).

The range of the system is 2 to 3 floors and it will prove ideal for sheds, garages or garden sheds. Door and window sensors can be mounted with double-sided tape (included), or screws (included).

  • Scope: 2 to 3 floors
  • Connectivity: wireless
  • Extensibility: up to 40 sensors and sirens
  • Control: remote control
  • Autonomy: 3 AA batteries, 12 months
  • Price : 49,90 €

Somfy Protexiom

Somfy Protexiom
Somfy Protexiom

Somfy offers this complete alarm which includes a GSM transmitter and a powerful siren (100 dB) which gives the alert and for maximum deterrence. The set is easy to install with many pre-recorded elements and everything is upgradeable thanks to a wide range of compatible detectors. Android and iOS apps are free.

  • Scope: 200 m, management of 3 independent zones
  • Connectivity: wireless
  • Extensibility: up to 40 sensors and sirens
  • Control: GSM transmitter
  • Autonomy: Four years
  • Price : 599 €

Safe2Home SP110

Safe2Home SP110
Safe2Home SP110

Here is a second alarm sold as a complete and expandable kit: the SP110 of the Safe2Home series by Smart Planet. The latter includes a base unit, a solar outdoor siren, 8 window and door sensors (5 + 3), 2 remote controls, 2 RFID cards, 2 motion detectors and a power supply.

You can also expand it with outdoor siren, motion detector, RFID chip, camera, other sensors, etc. The assembly is easy: the installation steps are however explained in German and English in the manual.

  • Scope: Supports 32 wireless zones and 4 hardwired zones
  • Connectivity: wireless
  • Extensibility: Yes
  • Control: GSM transmitter, smartphone
  • Price : 469,90 €

Somfy Protect

Somfy Protect
Somfy Protect

Somfy offers this other home alarm model sold with a vibration and opening detector, a powerful siren and a hands-free disarming badge. This pack consists of three IntelliTAG anti-intrusion detectors for your doors and windows, which distinguish normal vibrations from atypical ones. The detector can trigger the alarm of 110 dB of sound power to warn the neighborhood.

  • Scope: 200 m
  • Connectivity: wireless
  • Extensibility: 50 IntelliTAG detectors, 50 badges, two sirens and 4 cameras
  • Control: badge (mains libres) ou application Myfox Security
  • Autonomy: 6 hours if power cut
  • Price : 507 €

That’s all for this selection of the best home alarms of 2021. Also find our selection of the best connected thermostats as well as our comparison of the best WiFi repeaters for the home.

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