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The Best Home Security System LiveWatch Plug&Protect IQ with Total Home + Video Plan
We tested six DIY home security systems for a month, and our pick is the simple to install, easy to use LiveWatch Plug&Protect IQ with Total Home + Video plan. It’s the most practical solution for protecting your home, and combines smart security features with basic home-automation tools most people will like.   Read More >
The Best Lockbox Kidde AccessPoint 001014 KeySafe Original 5-Key Permanent, Spin Dial, Titanium Gray
After scouting newer options this year, and cracking lockboxes with a locksmith two years prior, we found that the Kidde AccessPoint KeySafe is still the best lockbox. It's the only wall-mounted box with a sturdy, zinc alloy exterior, a combination dial, and unique sloping sides that deflect prying and striking; no other lockbox offers a better mix of security features and value.   Read More >