The advancement of home security technology has been parallel to the development of the home since ancient times. From the domestication of the dog to act as a guard to the latest smart home security systems, humans have utilized technology to keep their families and possessions safe.
There is a dazzling variety of high-tech security solutions on the market at the moment. It can be hard to filter out what is actually useful and what is just tat marketed towards the insecure.
Always look for reviews of any security product. If criminals have found a way to bypass a system, it instantly becomes near enough useless! Here are three of the most useful modern home security innovations on the market today.
The Smart Doorbell
Want to know who is ringing your doorbell, even when you are out? Smart doorbells are becoming increasingly popular for people worried that they are being monitored or that their house is being scoped out before a burglary.
A smart doorbell is essentially a tiny CCTV system attached to your doorbell. When the bell is pressed, the CCTV activates. The best smart doorbells send live streams of their captured footage straight to your phone via an app. When somebody rings your doorbell, you’ll get a notification inviting you to watch the footage.
This can give you peace of mind when you can’t monitor your home from the inside.
All-in-One Smart Security
According to TechRadar, burglary rates are dropping. The reason behind this is that home security systems have become far more widespread – making burglary a far riskier endeavor for potential criminals.
People are increasingly upgrading their homes into ‘smart’ homes. Technology is networked into an ‘internet of things’ within a smart home, with objects communicating with each other to pool data and make the operation of systems symbiotic. Integrating security into your home’s internet of things makes monitoring the safety of your home much easier. Companies like ADT have developed all-in-one security systems that include CCTV, sound monitoring, and app connectivity.
While deadlocks and reinforced doors do improve the security of your entrances, a determined burglar can still defeat them with power tools, lockpicks, and brute force. Devices like the Havenlock from Evo Products add an additional level of security to your doorways.
The Havenlock is essentially a wedge that fits just under your doorway. When in the ‘locked’ position, a second wedge raises up and nestles against the bottom of the door, completely preventing it from opening. Because it is nearly undetectable from the outside and impossible to reach, burglars find it unbelievably hard to breach.
The technologically innovative element of the Havenlock comes in the form of its locking and unlocking procedures. You can set the lock to be activated and deactivated via Bluetooth or fob key – ensuring that only the owner of the building can have access. Companies other than Evo Products make similar devices, although they are far more common in manual form for use in garages and lock-ups.