When you’re out of town, you want to make sure that you have the technology in place to make sure that your home is safe from intruders. Thankfully, modern advancements in technology mean that protecting our home is now easier than ever. Here’s some of the best smart technology on the market today.
A smart deadbolt
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt can be unlocked in a number of ways, deterring even the savviest burglar from breaking into your home. Even if they do manage to crack it, the lock’s built-in alarm is sure to scare them off. This tech is HomeKit-compatible meaning that you can open it either via Siri or the Schlage Sense app and you can set up a function that ensures your door is locked and the lights are off when you’re ready to go to bed. What’s more, if you think that your smart deadbolt will be an eyesore when installed on your front door, think again. It comes in two finishes – satin nickel or matte black – meaning that it’ll go nicely with most doors and handles.
A fake TV simulator
What deters an intruder more than the knowledge that you’re home? While you won’t actually be at home, you can make them think you are with the AVENTEK Fake TV Simulator. This clever gadget mimics the light that’s usually created by a 42-inch HD TV, including scene changes, fades and on-screen motion. It also has a timer and an LED light sensor so you can count on it to switch on when it gets dark. Now you can leave your house unoccupied and have complete peace of mind.
A wireless security system
With many people opting to install outdoor cameras to protect their home, this is now something that a lot of burglars tend to expect. However, installing something less obvious, like Netgear’s Arlo Wire-Free Security System, will make sure that even blind-spots are covered. These cameras are easy to install and have adjustable motion detection, infrared video and can provide you with high-definition video to detect any unusual activity day and night. However, one mistake that a lot of people make with home surveillance is that they fail to install sufficient protection on their roof. For advice about this, it’s usually worth speaking to professional roofers in Darlington or in the area you live who can advise you on the best placement for these smart devices.
A motion sensor
It’s understandable that not everyone wants to live in a home that has a ton of security cameras and if you’re one of them, then you might want to consider a motion sensor instead. Something such as the SmartThings Motion Sensor will provide you with smartphone alerts when there’s unexpected movement in a room. This is available as part of the bigger SmartThings Home Monitor Kit and can be connected to lights, making your home more energy efficient.