Do you feel insecure when you have to go away from home for a couple of days or weeks? Do you often wonder if everything is all right at home? Perhaps it's time to start thinking about home security. Let's look at the TOP 7 security gadgets to protect your home.
Home security gadgets are devices used for home or personal privacy and security. They can be sophisticated, expensive devices or simple and cheap gadgets that help protect the home and family members.
So here's the list of TOP 7 Security Gadgets to protect your home!
The home security camera is one of the most important home security gadgets. It keeps your home safe whenever you are at work, on a trip, or on vacation.
Most security camera manufacturers are also developing their mobile apps for monitoring. The app allows you to see what's going on in your home. With various useful features (such as Motion detection, Recordings, or Smart notifications), it becomes an indispensable helper.
Nowadays, you don't even have to invest in security cameras. You can set up a home camera system via your mobile phone. Install any monitoring app on the phones, pair them, and start monitoring - one mobile phone will serve as a camera, the other as a monitor. Great way to utilize your old phone, right?
Are you not thrilled about a big bunch of keys jingling in your pocket? How about cutting one key from that bunch and installing a smart lock at home?
Smart locks offer keyless door unlocking and locking via Bluetooth on your mobile phone, tablet or smartwatch. Smart locks often come with an auto-unlock option. So all you have to do is walk up to the front door, and the door will unlock itself. A handy feature is the possibility of adjustable timing of locking/unlocking.
Fans of numbers and graphs will be delighted with all the statistics. You can view all data in the manufacturers' mobile apps. You can also manage access to your home for individual users in the app.
Of course, manufacturers of intelligent locks also think about conservatives. Some smart locks can also unlock some smart locks with a door key.
Smart plugs are devices that turn ordinary appliances into smart devices. They save not only time but also money if used frequently.
Why should you get smart plugs? They make it more convenient to control your home appliances using your tablet, phone, or computer. And most importantly - you'll have peace of mind! When you go to work or on holiday, you won't have to worry about whether you've turned off the kettle, TV, or curling iron.
All in all, a smart plug allows you to control your home the way you need to. Smart plugs mostly operate as part of a connection to a home Wi-Fi network or via Bluetooth.
Smoke Detectors should be part of every house. Smoke detectors may not be able to prevent a fire from starting, but they can significantly reduce property damage and the risk of death or injury with early warning.
Every smoke detector has a range and response time. This information determines how far the device can detect smoke and how long it takes to detect it. The sensor range is given in meters, and the reaction time can vary from a few seconds to one minute.
The best place for mounting the fire sensors is the ceiling or wall of corridors and stairs. However, it is also a good idea to place it in the bedroom, as you cannot perceive smoke when you are asleep.
Smart Smoke Detectors can offer more than just setting off an alarm. If you get a Wi-Fi Smoke detector, you can monitor the current situation and statistics in the app. You will also be alerted when the situation changes.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors alert you to the presence of toxic carbon monoxide. When it detects its concentration in the room, the detector sounds an alarm.
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is the world's most common cause of fatal poisoning. In areas with an elevated carbon monoxide concentration, sensors are especially useful:
The best prevention and protection against CO leakage is regular inspection of appliances and inspection and checking of flues, including chimneys. If you have any doubts about the condition of your stoves and boilers, be sure to call an expert or replace existing older equipment with new ones.
Water alarms are small devices similar to smoke detectors. Its sensors trigger an alarm when they come into contact with water. This kind of detector can save you and your neighbors from flooding.
Install water alarms where water leaks are possible:
Batteries most often power water alarms. Although they last for several years, it is a big plus if they also have a battery status indication.
You can control smart water alarms using a mobile app. They use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or GSM to communicate with their users. The most innovative water alarms can even shut off the main water valve in the house if a leak is detected.
Video doorbells come in handy not only if you don't have a door peephole but especially if you are often away from home. With a Video doorbell, you will never miss any unexpected visit.
Like the devices mentioned above, video doorbells are usually connected to a mobile app too. As soon as someone rings at your home, you get an alert and can start communicating via the two-way sound and video function.
Most video doorbells are battery-powered. So they can be placed anywhere – on the house, at the cottage, and possibly even inside the building. Video and audio transmission is via Wi-Fi.
The most helpful feature is, for sure, motion detection. As soon as a person approaches the doorbell, you get a mobile phone alert (even with a snapshot).
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It's a tricky question! If we were to mention the TOP 5, we would choose home security cameras, smart plugs, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and water alarms.
The combination of all devices mentioned in this article, of course! And let's add observant and helpful neighbors to this list - they help too, don't they?
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