When we think of smart homes, our minds can really go wild with all kinds of details. While it’s fun to imagine futuristic images of a home where all your needs are at your fingertips, it’s also good to look at what’s currently available. We’re still in the early stages of home automation systems, but there are already loads of unique gadgets out there that can do a lot for you as a homeowner, including many of which that can help you improve your home security. We want to take a look at what security devices you may want to use as part of your general approach towards home automation systems.
Imagine coming home and unlocking your front door before you’ve even walked up to it. That’s the power of smart locks, where you can use the WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities of your phone to unlock a door from anywhere. A smart lock is fantastic because, with the power of multifactor authentication, you don’t need to worry about someone stealing your phone and getting into your home.
Traditional lock and key approaches can be undermined by someone making a copy of your key or even just physically lockpicking your door. By investing in smart locks, you can exert more control over who is able to enter your home.
Your doorbell may seem like such a simple technology that you may not see a way or reason to improve upon it. However, smart doorbells are one of the most common home automation system upgrades. They come decked out with a camera to let you know who is at your door, giving you a clear picture before you ever answer.
They can also be great if you’re worried about package thefts in your neighborhood, as you’ll be able to monitor your deliveries and make sure they aren’t being stolen.
Traditional home security cameras are great but are lacking in features. With a smart home security camera, you can control them over WiFi and better monitor your home. The footage can even be uploaded to cloud storage, allowing you to access your system whenever you need it, wherever you need it.
Keeping the outside area of your home well-lit is an easy way to help deter criminals. Many crimes are crimes of opportunity and, if a criminal feels like an area is too visible, they may look elsewhere. Having your smart lights set to a timer will mean you never forget to turn them on at night. It’s also handy when you’re on vacation, which may make you feel more comfortable about leaving your home unsupervised.
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