The goal of a home alarm system is a peace of mind and to achieve that goal, wireless technology and smartphones come into play. With the addition of wireless technology and application programming, home security alarm systems are booming. In addition to the professional systems that have been available for several decades, there is a variety of newly established, less-expensive systems, that can be installed by the homeowner, complete with smart locks, video doorbells, and indoor and outdoor cameras around the property. There is no one-size-fits-all system, so the best is based on individual needs. Admittedly, the number of options is quite a bit to take in and it can be difficult to comparison shop. Each system has key advantages and trade-offs with regards to cost, design, overall service level and more.