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The 4 Best Indoor Security Cameras on Amazon

A quality indoor security camera produces clear footage and audio so that you can monitor rooms that need a little extra attention. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team tests the best available indoor security cameras on Amazon to help you make a selection that’s right for your home.

Best Door and Window Alarms (2021)

Our window and door alarm guide will help you choose the right alarm devices for your home. Read on for the best door and window alarms of 2021.

Best Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms of 2021

If you’re looking to detect smoke and carbon monoxide in your home, read our review to learn about the best smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on Amazon.

The 5 Best Air Purifiers

The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best air purifiers on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Give Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

If you have spare, unused masks, respirator cartridges, nitrile gloves, safety goggles or face shields, please donate them.

10 Summer Fixes

Easy ways to improve your home during the summer


A Personal Story on the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares a personal story on the dangers of carbon monoxide and how an operational CO detector could be the difference between life and death..

Upgrade to a Smart Smoke Detector

Standard-issue detectors have saved countless lives, but those battery-powered sentries can drive you crazy with false alarms and middle-of-the-night chirps ("Help! my battery needs changing . . . now!"). Some new smartphone-connected smoke and carbon monoxide detectors offer fixes for that—and more. Here’s a sampling.

Really Smart Homes

There are a lot of choices these days in the way of connected devices for a safer, more secure, and more convenient home. Maybe too many. To help you figure it out, here are 5 starter kits tailored to 5 very different types of homes and homeowners

19 Easy Home Upgrades for April

Simple ways to improve your home this month

Fire-Resistant Decking and Framing

Keep fire from gaining a foothold on your deck or inside your home's walls with these flame-resistant framing materials

A Family Copes with a Fire

A tragic fire set the stage for this This Old House renovation project in Billerica

5 of the Best Nontoxic Cleaners You Aren't Using

The question is why? After all, they're within reach-right in your kitchen cupboard.

This Roof Resists Hurricanes, Collects Water

Bermuda's limestone roofs withstand hurricanes and collect precious rainwater

Safety Gear Recommendations for DIYers

Most safety gear won’t cost you an arm and a leg, however, a hazardous work environment might. Keeping your body protected must always be your first priority, so it’s imperative that you invest in equipment that ensures that you’re kept safe from potential harm.