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Home security has always been a big issue, and these days many households are turning to technology to keep their living space safe. We’re going to take a look at some of the amazing options you have when it comes to protecting your home from intruders. Take a look, and see if you could improve your home security with something on our list.
The Internet of Everything is slowly starting to make an impression on all of our lives. And, one of the best examples is the smart door lock. It uses Bluetooth technology to detect your presence, either from your smartphone or a specially built key fob. Not only that but the most advanced smart doors will also talk to the rest of your house. So, when you leave every morning or go away on holiday, it can tell your heating to turn itself off, or turn on your lights every now and again.
You can also control your garage doors from your Apple or Android phone these days. There are plenty of benefits – the obvious one being that you can open your doors without leaving your car. But, regarding home security, you can open them remotely, too. That means you won’t have to leave your keys stashed away in a flowerpot if anyone needs access to the garage while you are away.
The burglar alarm
OK, so the simple burglar alarm may not be the most modern piece of tech on this list, but it’s still one of the most important. In fact, having a burglar alarm system installed increases the safety of your home by almost 80%. It’s a visual and psychological deterrent that the vast majority of thieves won’t mess with. And, it acts as the centrepiece for all your other home security devices. Get one before you get anything else is our advice!
Remote viewing is really catching on these days; It lets you keep tabs on what is happening at your home whenever you are away. You can you check in and see if everything is safe while you are on holiday, which will give you a lot of reassurances. And, it’s also great for making sure your home child care is working out properly. You get real-time images and video sent to your laptop or desktop, and you can even send intruder alerts to the security company.
Automated home systems
Last of all, something that can tie everything together. A complete home automation system can help you control everything from a computer or tablet screen, wherever you are in the world. You can make sure everything is locked, turn on lights at random times, and move cameras around to look for suspicious signs. The one thing we would say about these systems is that they can be quite addictive! Moving those security cameras around can become a habit, and an enormous time drain. You will need to be careful not to become an obsessive.