An Apple Home Kit security system is a security system that enables you to control all the best smart home devices, so long as they’re compatible. It gives you control over your smart thermostat, lights, locks, and more in multiple rooms, creating comfortable environments and just the right ambiance with a tap on your smartphone.
Please note that Apple does not produce its own security system, but several home security products can be integrated into a security system using Home Kit. The only full security system that can be used through Home Kit is Abode. Home Kit does indeed work fine without any internet connection, but the remote access functionality will not work without a connection.
Best Apple Home Kit Security Systems
Here are some of the best Apple Home Kit security systems you can get;
Ring Alarm Security Kit
Ring Alarm Security Kit is a great fit for condos and apartments, this kit includes one base station, one keypad, one contact sensor, one motion detector, and one range extender. This kit comes with a base station to keep your system online, a keypad for in-home control, and a range extender to ensure your Alarm devices have a signal.
When paired with a contact sensor to cover a door or window and a motion detector to cover a room, it’s a great fit for apartments and condos, with coverage of ~1,000 sq. ft.
You can easily set up your Ring Alarm system in minutes. Everything you need comes in the box and no tools are required. Simply plug in the Ring Alarm base station, activate your system via the Ring app, and place the contact sensors and motion detectors in your desired location.
Please note that to enhance your connected, whole-home security system, you should add smart accessories (sold separately) to your Ring Alarm, such as sensors that detect fire, carbon monoxide, flood, and freeze and panic buttons to quickly request help.
Eufy Security System
Eufy Security System is a security camera company, with a unique collection of cameras that enable you to check live feeds right from your phone. In recent years, the company expanded its offerings to include a DIY home alarm system with remote sensors that alert homeowners to the presence of intruders.
One good thing about Eufy Security System is that you don’t have to pay monthly fees to use their cameras or their alarm system. Even without monthly fees, you will be able to live stream your video feeds, and the cameras have local storage capacity so you can review your footage. Eufy Security System offers affordable cloud storage for as little as $2.99 per month.
Brinks Home Security
The Brinks Home Security runs on the Alarm.com app platform (along with a few other security providers), which may seem like a negative. But because Alarm.com is dedicated to the app’s performance, it leaves Brinks to focus on hardware and monitoring, instead of doing both things halfway.
The Alarm.com app is one of the better iPhone security apps, that allows you to check the status of your system, arm and disarm it right from your phone, engage two-way audio, and a whole lot more.
Please note that the Brinks Home Security device was designed specifically for the protection of Garage Doors and similar areas that require a 45-degree trigger. Rain or shine, you can rely on Brinks Home Outdoor Camera to see outside your home 24/7. Interestingly, Brinks Home Security is easy to install on anything that opens or closes, with potentially eight years of battery life.
Another Apple Home kit security device that you should consider is Abode®. There are 3 parts to an Abode® security system: the Gateways, Accessories, and Abode® App. The gateways which are called iota or smart security system comes in a starter kit and act as the central “hub” of your alarm system.
The Accessories like security cameras, motion sensors, door sensors, sirens, water leaks, and glass break sensors connect to your Gateway and your entire system can be monitored and controlled from the Abode app on your phone, wherever you are.
You can easily connect your Abode® system to smart lights and appliances, Google Home or Amazon Alexa, HomeKit Security System, Sonos, and more. Lastly, you can easily create automation from your Abode® app to do things like open the garage when you pull in the driveway or turn on your lights when a door opens.
The Frontpoint app is designed to control your system right from your iPhone and iPad, enabling you to arm and disarm your system as well as see detailed activity logs of everything the sensors were picking up. You can also watch video clips and live streams of integrated cameras for an even more detailed view of everything going on in your home.
Frontpoint’s highly advanced voice-activated system can be customized to meet your individual needs. Easily integrate indoor cameras, outdoor cameras, video doorbell cameras, and smart home devices to any of your systems. Arm/disarm your security system and view live video from your smartphone. Add another layer of protection and convenience with a smart lock or thermostat.
Although, Frontpoint’s monitoring price is relatively high since the only plan available is the $49.99 a month Ultimate plan. However, this plan includes everything Frontpoint has to offer, from remote smartphone access and professional monitoring to video surveillance and home automation.
The Vivint iOS App
The Vivint iOS App is yet another reliable Apple Home kit security system out there. Whether you are in the Google or Amazon smart home ecosystem, the Vivint iOS App is a good option for you. Vivint is one of the few smart home security companies to offer professional installation for free.
With the Vivint iOS app, you can easily arm and disarm your system remotely, set up your smart home integration, view live-stream footage and cloud storage, receive notifications when your alarms go off, and control all your IoT devices.
Even though Vivint doesn’t work with Siri directly, customers still appreciate the user-friendly nature of Vivint’s iOS app. With so many IoT devices from different companies, it is convenient to control all of them through the Vivint app, rather than controlling each through its respective third-party app.
The ADT Pulse App
The ADT Pulse App is no doubt, the most recognizable name in home security. They have been in business for more than 140 years, and they have been at the cutting edge of innovation. Over the years, The ADT Pulse App has managed to stay relevant, now offering best-in-class fully monitored security systems in addition to a host of smart home integrations.
While ADT has some negatives like the fact that they are professional installation only and not a DIY system, they have more than enough going for them to make them our choice for Apple users looking for a fully monitored system.
One of the competitive advantages of ADT’s business is its 24/7 professional monitoring. All their plans require professional monitoring. Their monitoring centers are available 24/7/365 and are always ready to contact you at a moment’s notice to dispatch emergency personnel if necessary.
Before you purchase an Apple home kit security system, we advise that you carry out a little research. You are expected to look at the differences in the types of Apple home kit security systems as well as some of the additional features. With that, you will be able to make a perfect choice.