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Best smart home security system with no monthly fee in 2023

Discover reliable and robust smart home security systems with no monthly fee to secure your property in this informative roundup


Home security systems with no monthly fee deliver many of the benefits of a professional home security system without a contract or cost. Set up and configure the smart security devices supplied, then monitor your home security system yourself, using a dedicated app or a connected alarm to deter intruders. With so many of these smart devices and packages to choose from, it can be difficult to know which security system will be best for your property. To help you, I've rounded up a selection of the best smart home security systems with no monthly fee.

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Do Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds have active noise cancelling (ANC)?

If active noise-cancelling is a non-negotiable, do these Sony earbuds deliver?


The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds were released in 2021 as a smaller, more nimble successor to the bulky WF-1000XM3. Two years later, they are still some of the best wireless earbuds around. But form factor and audio quality aren’t all that’s great about these buds. The WF-1000XM4 even boasts ANC performance that is comparable to the company's WH-1000XM5 over-ear noise-canceling headphones. They are also a strong challenger to Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. If distraction-free audio is a priority, a closer look at Sony’s WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds is definitely in order.