Gone are the days when you were on holiday, but also on pins and needles thinking about the safety of your household.
Now, we’ve got smart security tools to reinforce the safety measures already in place.
The best aspect of these smart appliances is that they’re not hard to figure out. If you know how to handle a smartphone, you’ll sure manage an extra app connected to smart security gadgets.
Do you need more insight into what the market offers at the moment? We’ve got some recommendations gathered in three categories.
1. Smart Locks
When you’ve got one of these items on your door, you know home security is in good hands.
This year, the following smart door locks seem to be gaining experts’ recognition:
- Kwikset 916 Z-Wave SmartCode Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt: this sturdy device will lock automatically after 30 seconds, so it practically rules out the “Did I lock the door or not?” dilemma. You can re-key the code if needed, plus you can use the Home Connect technology to link the lock to other monitoring systems.
- Schlage Connect BE469NX: offers 30 customised user codes and built-in movement sensors to alert you of any suspect activity outside.
- August Smart Lock: gets you keyless access to your home and its performance is not affected by power outages.
- Yale Smart Lock: a smart lock approved by Police Secured by Design.
To make sure they’re installed correctly, it’s worth calling your local locksmith for a helping hand. Many of them are specialising in dealing with smart locks malfunctions.
At Lockrite for instance, we’re providing assistance with the Yale Smart Locks, so feel free to contact us whenever you’re in two minds about what you should be doing.
2. Smart Light Bulbs
Among smart security items, these are considered the ‘cool’ additions to the smart devices family.
If you set your mind on getting one of these, durability is a key feature to have in mind. Here are a few conveniently priced items:
- Philips Hue White: for roughly £12, it offers quite an impressively large range of features: geofencing, an estimated 23-year life span and integration with the main smart home kits (Amazon Alexa, Nest or IFTTT).
- C by GE Starter Pack: as opposed to other smart bulbs, this one requires no hub to be installed, while also presenting an intuitive app.
- GE Link Connected Web: attractively designed, this bulb will fit just nicely in your room.
3. Wireless Smart Security Cameras
Security cameras are getting increasingly sophisticated technology to enhance their performance.
That said, have a look at these surveillance experts:
- Arlo Pro Security System: this wire-free surveillance pack offers free local cloud storage, motion-triggered and sound-activated sensors, within a reasonable price range.
- Canary All-In-One Home Security Device: enhanced night vision and air quality monitoring are the features setting it apart.
- Smano UFO: low-profile design, perfect for keeping an eye on your indoor belongings due to its 360-degree coverage. 1080p quality and night vision for less than £150.
Weighing Your Options
It’s true, there are a lot of features to take into account.
Not to mention the budget – digital home security assets are a tad pricey if we compare them to classic solutions.
But whichever solution you pick, you need to keep in mind one aspect: home safety is the kind of investment we shouldn’t be afraid to make.
After all, staying open to various home security options will only make your house a hard nut to crack for burglars.