Make Your Home More Secure with These 5 Gadgets

To ensure your home stays safe, this blog highlights some of the best smart home security methods you can use. From smart locks to smart doorbells, these are the best ways to keep you and your home safe.

We have to say it, but burglary happens. While insurance covers your gadgets, secure your home to prevent theft. So we suggest you grab these 5 gadgets that will make your home more secure.

1. Smart Home Hub

Smart home devices are useful for a number of reasons, including their security value. When connected to your existing security system, your Amazon Echo, Sonos One or Google Nest can make your home safer.

Gadgets that make your home safer
Google Nest smart speaker on display

Part of the reason is convenience. If you can simply ask Alexa to turn off the alarm, you’re less likely to forget to arm the house.

It is also useful to control your smart home when you are not there, making it appear as if someone is home. Burglars are much less likely to target homes that are currently occupied.

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2. Smart lock

Do you trust the lock on your front door? The answer is probably not. We all know just how easily traditional locks can be picked or broken.

Unfortunately, adding an extra security gate may not be a solution. However, using smart locks is a great alternative.

Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 electronic door lock

While some smart locks work with keys, they also require your phone, a code, a fingerprint or a key to open. There is no foolproof way to keep your home safe, but smart locks are much better than the traditional kind.

3. Smart security cameras

If you don’t have security cameras installed, you should get some right away. The mere presence of visible cameras can be a huge deterrent to potential thieves.

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Going for a smart camera allows you to access it from your phone wherever you are. You don’t have to wonder about what’s going on in your empty house. You just need to open an app on your phone.

4. Lighting systems

As mentioned, the appearance that someone is home can be a massive deterrent, so your Echo can play music or the radio to help keep your home safe. The same is true with lighting.

A dark house in the early evening is clearly unoccupied, but you don’t have to leave all your lights on and raise your electricity bill. Rather, lighting that you can plan or control remotely can create a convincing illusion.

5. Smart doorbells

Opening the door to whoever is there is unsafe, but you don’t have to look through a tiny peephole to see who’s there. Choose a smart doorbell instead.

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This offers a digital peephole, as it has a camera with audio and video. You can also respond remotely to make it seem like someone is home.

Burglars can press the doorbell to see if someone is home. If no one responds, they proceed with the burglary. If you answer via your phone, they won’t know the difference.

The above mentioned gadgets make your home that much safer. Don’t leave the security of your home to chance. Burglary is still far too common but is often preventable.

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Social Media at Gadget Flow. She is a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and likes to share her views on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.


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