Even a real ninja would be no match for a Ninja Block. This mini device syncs up to sensors on your doors, windows, and other sensitive spots around your home. When motion is detected, Ninja alerts you with a text or phone call so you can take appropriate action.
Rovio Home Sentry
If a manned security patrol is out of your budget, why not opt for a roving security gizmo like Rovio? While you're away, this robot-on-wheels makes the rounds. When it detects motion, its Wi-Fi-enabled video camera starts recording, and you can access the video feed right on your phone.thegreenhead.com
Canary Home Security System
With a name that nods to the early days of carbon monoxide detection, Canary monitors for much more than just intruders. In addition to an HD camera and a microphone, it features temperature, humidity, and air quality sensors. Place the device in a central location, and it texts or calls you if there's suspicious activity.cbsi.com
Lockitron Door Lock
Lockitron turns your smartphone into a key and lets you control and monitor your doors from anywhere in the world. You can even assign other phones to have access at preselected times, a handy feature for granting entry to dogwalkers and housekeepers.androidpolice.com
Goji Smart Lock
Knock knock. Who's there? Well, if you have Goji Smart Lock, it's easy to find out—the device takes a picture of your visitor and beams it to your phone. If it's someone you know, Goji then allows to unlock the door via an app. The company even has assistants on hand who can unlock your door remotely if you accidentally lock yourself out.gojiaccess.com
Piper Home Security
Piper is yet another all-in-one compact home security gadget. It features sensors, an HD panoramic video camera, and a two-way audio system for communicating with visitors (or trespassers) as if through an intercom. You can install up to five devices in your home on the same network, which means it's easy to check the front door from the living room, office, bedroom and kitchen.mshcdn.com
Sentri Home Security
Sentri looks like a digital wall clock, but since it's equipped with a motion detector, HD video camera, and air-quality sensors, the Sentri keeps track of a lot more than just the time. Plus, its sleek and inconspicuous design complements the decor in virtually any home.direktconcept.com
Money-saving, time-saving—and yes, sometimes even life-saving—the latest and greatest smart home technologies span from self-programming thermostats to voice-activated TV controls to video doorbells and beyond. Raise your home's IQ!