Noting many alarming news lately, protecting your home from burglars is not just an option—it is also a necessity. To feel at ease whenever you leave your nest or even when you are just resting inside is a must for every home-owner. After all, that’s one of the reasons why many of us decide to finally purchase a home, which is to afford us security. However, don’t think that any regular CCTV cameras and door locks are the only add-ons you can have. You can guard turf wisely with the following best home security gadgets, put together by leading real estate website Lamudi Philippines.
If you’re one of those individuals who tend to forget keys, don’t be confined in the idea that having multiple duplicates is your sole choice. Techie security devices such as Lockitron Bolt, Kwikset Kevo, and August’s Smart Lock are keyless and can be activated by using your smartphone.
Tailored for iOS with the Siri program, August’s Smart Lock lets you lock and unlock a door with your voice. You don’t need also to worry in case your buddies appear in front of your door without prior notice. This ergonomic gadget allows you to provide digital keys for them. You can even check the time of their entrance and exit with it.
Bolt’s lock activation is also sharable with your kin and will notify you if they indeed have used their license to enter your turf. However, what makes Bolt special is that it is cost-effective. It works well with Bluetooth and can be used with your old precious deadbolts. If it happens you’re having a hard time to get Bolt or vice versa, you can check Kevo. Both have almost similar functions, but the latter is compatible with Nest app and getting good reviews.
Speaking of Nest, do you know that there such thing as a web-connected Nest Cam, which is created by a company owned by Google? Nest Cam is a nifty accessory that is easy to set up and captures scenes inside or outside your house. It has a night vision, microphone, and motion sensor as well so you get more than just mere video footages.
If you like superb but low-maintenance security camera, try Blink. This camera only demands you to install a free app and use AA batteries, and then you can check your house anytime and anywhere. Blink is also perfect for people who are busy and hate complications, since you just have to mount it at the right place and its batteries can last for up to two years.
Motion Sensors and Sirens
Even if you install cameras, you will not know something’s fishy until you find its aftermath. Why not catch the unwanted in the act? For this, motion sensors can help you, including 1byone Wireless Driveway Alert, Cocoon, and Novi.
Cocoon is actually an all-in-one home security device, but what stands out from its array of functions is its ability to recognize voices. Thus, if it hears foreign sounds, it notifies you with a siren. On the other hand, 1byone Wireless Driveway Alert is perfect also for the outdoor, especially if you mount it in strategic spots. Why? This best-selling home security device on Amazon alarms once it detects suspicious movements even as far as 24 feet between its sensor and receiver.
Compare with Cocoon and 1byone, Novi looks just like a simple smoke detector. However, behind this appearance come other features, such as camera, motion sensor, and siren. Furthermore, its app will notify you through phone if identifies dubious movements.
All-in-One Home Security Device
Particularly if you’re just moving in a house without any installed devices, why not get an all-in-one security gadget? This is what Canary and Piper NV are all about.
Canary is definitely still one of the top choices among home security devices. According to a post of Lamudi, this is indeed a clever gadget for home security. Canary has an HD camera, superb audio recording, siren, and night vision. It can also detect air quality, sound, motion, and temperature. Likewise, using its app on your smartphone allows you to check your personal space real-time and call for help immediately if an emergency strikes.
Piper NV also produces high-quality videos and have superb detector and loud siren (105 dB). But in addition to these, it records your files free in cloud storage and can report to you via phone call, email, or text.
Out-of- the-Box Security Devices
We all know that some heinous crimes are inside jobs. Distinguishing who are foes are hard if they are completely aware of your house, your routines, and your whereabouts. Thus, for an extra precaution, better buy a handy device that is disguised as an ordinary thing, but acts as your secret defense.
If the burglar thinks what it takes to get your treasures is a duplicate key, shock them with a siren padlock and Mat-On-Guard Pressure Door Mat. Both devices chime if someone touch or move them. On the other hand, FakeTV FTV-10 (also called Burglar Deterrent) always signals that you’re just inside of watching TV series without break.