Top 5 Home Security Systems in the UAE for 2022

Many of us immediately feel uncomfortable at the thought of leaving our homes for long periods of time, and rightfully so. If the thought of break-ins or accidents keeps you from traveling to your summer destination, we have the solution for you. A reliable home security system can put your mind at ease.

Before exploring the best options for you, it’s important to be clear about why you need a kit, says Peter Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Sophisticave Smart Home Solutions in Dubai. “The first thing you want to look at is purpose. Are you interested in a security system for reasons of theft, to look at the nanny or to monitor property that is not in a gated community?”

Indoor cameras stream the live feed of your home directly to your phone.
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The type of security camera may vary for each need. For example, a Wi-Fi camera with a motion detector only records when it detects motion. This is great for outdoor monitoring, but the same can’t be said for indoors, where a working parent (pet) would like round-the-clock monitoring. Here, a pan-tilt indoor camera will work best.

Wireless or Internet of Things (Internet of Things)-based solutions are also common in the remote access they provide. Consider letting friends, family, or home help the apartment through your smartphone, while also reviewing snapshots from your cameras on vacation. Your recorded data is automatically uploaded to cloud storage, so there’s no clutter with cables at home either, says Prateek Verma, MENA sales director at security solutions brand SoHo by Vantage in Dubai.

What should a home security system include?

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There is no limit to the number of accessories you can add – the security system must meet your unique needs.
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A comprehensive starter kit can typically include Wi-Fi cameras, alarms, smart locks, and door and window sensors. “If you live in the basement of a building, you can place motion sensors on the balcony door. The sirens are raised locally so that the neighbors are notified,” Verma said.

Rodriguez points out that smart home security, where all you have to do is issue orders to make your home safe, is especially on the rise in the UAE. The smart lock notifies you instantly via an app notification if the front door is opened. But there’s more: “At home, I can tell Google Home to close the front door or Alexa to show me the garage. You can also configure your security system to activate when you say ‘good night’ out loud.”

Which home security system is best for me?

According to Rodrigues, the most common systems in UAE homes come from Ring, eufy, and Yale. A home security system should be reliable and easy to use.

“Ring is a trustworthy brand that people have been using for years, and it works great with home automation systems like Alexa. Then you have the eufy, which has almost the same features as the Ring, with two-way audio on the cameras, paid subscription cloud storage and high-definition video Accuracy.And Yale is one of the biggest locksmiths out there.But don’t think about the least expensive product because that’s an investment.

Another case of Ring comes from Amber Ansari, head of sales for Domotics Technical Services in Dubai, a smart home solutions company. He said, “We recommend standard brands like Ring, which are doing well here in the UAE. It’s the easiest system to set up – only a few products require expert installation. It is also not necessary to buy the whole set; The system is largely plug and play, so you can add more products as you go. With the app, you can access the collection from anywhere around the world.”

Here is a selection of the best home security systems you can buy on Amazon today. Some come with an installation service on the side, but you can also hire professionals directly through Amazon Home Services to get your system up and running smoothly. Get faster delivery with a Prime membership.

1. Best Overall: Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit Pack with Ring Indoor Cam Plug-In

Positives

  • Wireless alarm kit with indoor camera
  • Compatible with Alexa-enabled devices
  • Easy to use – activate Disarm, Away and Home modes with the push of a button
  • Includes motion detector and contact sensor
  • Camera features include live view, sound and two-way motion alerts

Negatives

  • Additional detectors and sensors can be utilized (sold separately)
  • The emergency calling feature is a paid service
This Ring Alarm Pack is your best bet for Homeland Security. It is very straightforward and simple to install. The starter kit contains a hub or base station for communication, a switchboard to arm and disarm the system from inside the house, one motion detector, one door or window contact sensor, and a range extender. All controls are a touch away from your phone, and the Ring app keeps you up to date with any triggers while you’re away. For added security, it comes with an internal palm-sized camera that allows you to view 1080p live footage of your child or pet on your smartphone, tablet or Echo devices. If you want to access recorded videos, there is a free Ring subscription plan for the first 30 days. This little gadget also allows two-way talk, has night vision and sends motion alerts to your phone via Wi-Fi. For the alarm set, you can easily add additional motion detectors to expand your coverage. Browse more smart indoor cameras here.

a guarantee: The manufacturer offers a one-year limited warranty on alarm system components.

2. Best for outdoor surveillance: eufy Security eufyCam 2 . Wireless Home Security Camera System

Positives

  • Outdoor Wireless Weatherproof Camera Kit
  • Streams and records, no additional fees
  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Long battery life
  • Smartphone fast motion alerts

Negatives

  • Larger homes may need another home base unit
Pair these dual outdoor cameras with your Home Base (included), and you’re ready to go. The eufy dual-camera kit has no hidden costs, because the base stores footage locally for you to review. Both cameras work effortlessly with your home Wi-Fi while it’s installed outside, streaming and recording 1080p live footage throughout the house, even in the rain. If you think a particular area has high traffic, you can set up activity areas for targeted detection. Note that the cameras only record when motion is detected, and send you alerts to your phone in seconds, but they run nonstop on a 365-day rechargeable battery. In the event of suspicious activity, such as disarming the system, the cameras will issue an external alarm. Since it’s two-way audio enabled, you can talk to anyone at your doorstep as well. Reviews suggest that larger homes may need another home base or repeater for a stronger Wi-Fi connection. See more smart outdoor cameras here.

Bonus: Added professional installation for Dh134.10.

a guarantee: The seller offers a one-year warranty.

3. Best Alarm Kit: Yale IA-335 Sync Home Security System – 9 Piece Kit

Positives

  • Wireless alarm kit with indoor camera
  • Includes two motion detectors and two contact sensors
  • It has a loud alarm of 104 decibels
  • 200m communication range
  • Pan and tilt the indoor camera via the app

Negatives

  • Professional installation required
For a comprehensive wireless alarm system, check out the Yale Nine-Piece Set. The Sync Home Security system includes an external siren that sounds a 104dB alarm when activity is detected via two motion detectors and two door or window contact sensors. On busy days, the geolocation feature reminds you to arm the house before you leave, if you haven’t already. This kit also comes with a pan and tilt indoor camera and pairs with Wi-Fi for live streaming, motion tracking, and two-way voice chats. It stores screenshots on the SD card as well, saving you additional subscription fees. This bundle’s smart hub has a range of 200m to keep your accessories online around the clock. Both the app and the keyboard (included) have controls that can be accessed whenever you want to arm or disarm the system.

4. Best Video Doorbell: eufy Security Wireless Video Doorbell

Positives

  • High quality photo and video
  • Field view from head to toe
  • Sends real-time alerts when someone is at the door
  • local storage

Negatives

  • Battery life is shorter than stated (180 days)
Our expert from Domotics Technical Services, Ansari, says home security in apartments almost always starts with a video doorbell. This is renter friendly and comes with you wherever you move to the next, ready to install again. We chose the 2K Wireless Video Doorbell Kit from eufy. Although not as discrete and simple as other smart accessories, the doorbell offers amazing picture quality, thanks to a built-in Sony sensor, and a head-to-toe view of your visitors. You can choose to use the battery completely wireless or add a wired power supply for an uninterrupted connection. Check your connections and talk to guests while you’re out or at home without opening the door, right from your phone or Alexa devices. No hidden fees involved – all data is stored locally on the home base.

a guarantee: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for AED 29 and a 2-year extended warranty for AED 41.

5. Best Wi-Fi Smart Lock: eufy Security Smart Lock Touch & Wi-Fi

Positives

  • Four ways to open the front door
  • Sturdy metal body
  • Reads fingerprint in 0.3 seconds
  • The door locks behind you automatically
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Negatives

  • Installation only works on doors with separate holes in the lock

Add a smart lock to your eufy security ecosystem to let anyone in or out, while you’re away from home. This versatile smart lock allows you to enter manually as well, apart from the option to unlock by punching a code, scanning your fingerprint, or via its app. There is always a backup, if things go wrong. Then there’s the auto-lock feature that ensures the front door is securely locked behind you, at all times. This version has built-in Wi-Fi and therefore does not require any additional equipment to grant remote access – you only need the eufy Security app on your smartphone. Check out our other smart locks here.

Bonus: Add professional installation for 225 dirhams.

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