Last Updated on 8 June 2019
When it comes to home security, effective doesn’t have to mean costly and complicated security systems. As home security technology has advanced, there are more options at every price point. Best of all, many of the powerful security systems are DIY saving you monthly monitoring costs and expensive installation. Our security experts are sharing some of the best affordable home security products, all under $200, to help you have peace of mind knowing your family is protected and prevent home break-ins without having to break the bank.
Floodlight Camera – $179.99
For a home security product that truly does it all, look no further than the Swann Floodlight Camera. It’s part security camera, part security light and does everything a security system does with the top-of-the-line features. When the infrared heat sensors are triggered you can set the floodlights turn on and a loud siren to sound. You’ll immediately be notified on your smartphone and video begins recording to give you evidence from the time the activity occurs. Plus, the night color vision and camera’s 125-degree viewing angle enables you to see up to 32 feet (10 meters) in the dark and up to 100 feet (30 meters) when the lights are activated. There’s also two-way audio so you can talk back (i.e. scare off) intruders. The Floodlight Security Camera gives you the best in smart home technology with Alexa and Google Assistant integrations.
Smart Camera Video Doorbell Kit – $149.99
The wire-free Smart Video Doorbell Kit brings your front door to your pocket! Upgrade your doorbell for the best front door security. The built-in camera comes standard with night vision, a 112-degree viewing angle, heat sensors, and two-way audio. You’ll see everything that happens outside your door, day and night, right from your smartphone.
Triggered any time your doorbell is pressed or the built-in sensors recognize heat-based activity, the Smart Video Doorbell sends push notifications to your smartphone to ensure that you never miss a visitor, package delivery, or potential intruder.
With two-way audio, you can answer your door whether you’re home or not! Fool intruders to thinking you’re home to protect your home. The smart doorbell connects easily to your Wi-Fi network and your existing doorbell wiring for simple installation. It also comes with a chime unit so you can customize the sounds for visitors and you can be notified at home even if your phone isn’t handy.
Wi-Fi 1080p Indoor Security Camera – $99.99
Indoor security cameras don’t have to be an eyesore. The compact, Wi-Fi Indoor Security Camera, is the perfect indoor security camera that suits any home decor. With crystal clear video-quality, the 1080p full HD camera captures facial patterns and other details, so you can see everything happening inside 24/7. Core features also include two-way audio as well as Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities, giving you a hands-free security system.
Each Wi-Fi indoor security camera is easy to install and connects to your Wi-Fi router in minutes. No hub, no DVR, or other equipment aside from your smartphone is needed to start viewing your footage. Additionally, you can easily connect any number of Wi-Fi indoor cameras and the Wi-Fi Outdoor Security Camera, securing all entry and exit points of your home.
Best of all, we love that you can keep an eye on your pets while at work and use the Indoor Camera’s two-way audio to interact.
1080p Two-Camera Four-Channel DVR Security System – $199.99
If you’re looking for a multi-camera security system, the 2 Camera, 4 Channel Fully DH DVR Security System has everything you need. Not only does the security system work with Google Assistant, but it comes standard with Swann’s True Detect™ heat sensing and night vision. Thanks to the camera’s 1080p HD resolution you can zoom in on precise details (faces and license plates). This wired, multi-camera system features powerful night vision that can cover a field of view of up to 100 feet (30 meters) and can be easily mounted both inside and outside the house. Need more cameras? No problem, you can easily connect two additional cameras for a full four channel security system.
With its massive 1TB hard drive, the DVR can store up to 1 year worth of free local recording, and even accommodates saving still images you can download directly to your personal Dropbox account.
With a wide variety of options for $200 or less, there’s an affordable home security solution that fits your home and budget. Swann’s innovative home security products help protect your home both inside and out. With built-in features such as True Detect™ heat sensors, color night vision, and free cloud storage gives you the best in class security for less. Get peace of mind and keep eyes on your property from anywhere in the world!