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Avi Benaim of A.B.E. Networks weighs in on favorite home-security products

Reliability is key when it comes to home security, and many of the latest products—running the gamut from DIY to professional—will provide that valuable peace of mind. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Ring video doorbell is battery-operated or hardwired with options in video quality, offering a high-definition view and two-way communication from anywhere in the world. ring.com

Alarm.com combines traditional security monitoring—where call centers respond to alarms and notify homeowners—with the benefits of modern technology. Remote-control arming and disarming of the system and detailed notifications are among its features. Pictured right, the mobile app. alarm.com

Axis Communications’ Companion, originally designed for small businesses, is our first choice for homeowners looking at full-scale video surveillance. Built to commercial standards, the company’s network security cameras address every possible need. axis.com