Security gadgets-Nobody can place a price upon the importance of keeping your family and property safe. However, with so much technology available on the market today, it can be challenging to know where to start with investing in security gadgets to protect your home.
As estate agents with our fingers on the pulse, we know what homeowners in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire are looking for when it comes to choosing their next home. Often, security is high on the list of desirables. Here are our clients most wished for security gadgets for their home.
Security Gadgets To Protect Your Home
1. Video Doorbell
Smart doorbells are convenient, not only for letting the delivery driver know where to leave your parcel, but additionally, to provide a significant level of protection.
This security gadget allows you to use your phone to see who is hovering around your front door immediately. Most smart doorbells have a security screw. Meaning, criminals cannot tamper with the device, and it will be almost impossible to remove during or before a burglary.
All good smart doorbells have motion detectors. When motion is sensed around your front door, a notification is sent instantly to your smartphone —allowing you to tap into the camera and see who is loitering.
This is a great feature for when you are out of the home, but also during the night whilst you are in bed. For example, this Ring Doorbell offers a vast range of security features, easy set-up, and a user-friendly app.
2. Outdoor Security Light
Outdoor security lights provide an element of protection without the expense of a full camera set up.
Having a bright outside light will allow you and your family to leave and enter the property safely and easily. But it will also startle unwanted visitors, causing fright and encouraging them to vacate your land.
The motion sensor on this Auraglow security light spans up to 18 metres, so can be placed anywhere around your property and still provide ample light and security.
3. Smart Plug
A smart plug is an adapter, which transforms pretty much any household electrical item into a smart device. Smart plugs are great for energy efficiency and the general smooth running of your home.
They work alongside your phone, allowing you to control items that are plugged-in from anywhere with an internet connection. A security feature here is the ability to turn on and off lights, giving the impression someone is in the property.
This Kasa smart plug has a seamless app and handy voice controls. Smart plugs are an inexpensive gadget to help protect your home.
4. Indoor Security Camera
An indoor security camera does exactly what it says on the tin. It is the best way to see what is going on inside your home whilst you are out.
A camera with two-way audio is excellent for pets, as well as children who might let themselves into the house after school. For intruders, the two-way system allows you to not only give them an awful scare, but have a clear, HD video of them to hand over to the police. One of the best on the market is the Google Nest Cam IQ, boasting excellent picture quality in every light.
5. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Providing full protection for your property goes further than deterring break-ins! Your smoke detector needs to do more than merely sound an alarm. The best devices on the market can locate precisely where the fire is, and even send alerts to your smartphone if you are not home.
Gone are the days that burnt toast means you have to stop the ear-piercing siren by clambering up to the alarm. The Nest Protect, which can detect both smoke and carbon monoxide, allows you to silence the sound from your smartphone, should you be confident the smoke is arising from an innocent source.
6. Smart Locks
Smart locks are still in their relative infancy; yet predicted to be a fast-growing piece of kit for every property.
At first, the concept of a home without a physical key might seem alien. But once you consider the way most hotels have worked for years, it begins to make sense.
Smart locks allow you to open your door with your fingerprint or smartphone app. Meaning, they offer a tremendous amount of flexibility. You can add or remove users quickly and easily, should family or friends need to access your home. The August WiFi Smart Lock has an innovative auto-lock feature, so you will never again leave your house accidentally unlocked.
7. Fake Security Cameras
One of the most cost-effective security ‘gadgets’ available are fake security cameras! These can be purchased inexpensively online and provide an immediate deterrent to criminals who may be considering breaking into your home.
However, be warned that seasoned criminals are wise to fake a camera and can quickly see the difference. So they are not an ideal choice for the long term.
Nonetheless, they are an excellent choice for those who need immediate protection on a minimal budget.
If security is of huge importance to you, you’ll love the outstanding property Satchells are currently marketing at Maisie Gardens in Upper Caldecote.
Situated off the Biggleswade Road, the detached property is super high spec and fully alarmed as standard. With each plot comes CCTV, Nest heating system. Ceiling mount Bluetooth speakers and electric car charging points to ensure your family are fully protect and are surround by the latest high-tech gadgets.