Securing Your Home With Technology

Securing Your Home With Technology

As the old saying goes, “a man’s home is his castle.” But just how safe is your castle? Living in today’s world means you don’t have to surround your home with an alligator-filled moat just to keep intruders out. With the current offerings in the home security market, your home can be inviting for your guests while also scaring away potential intruders.

Home security technology has become increasingly popular and affordable within the past few years, with more and more people purchasing smart home technology.

However, the first step in protecting your home is determining where the weak points are and then you can determine how to fix them.

Determining Areas to Secure

Before investing in smart home technology, it is important to make sure that you are taking the appropriate steps to secure your home. After all, a doorbell camera or security camera only records the action. Your goal is to make your home as unappealing to potential intruders as possible. 

Although it may seem obvious, it is imperative to make sure all doors and windows are locked. In a 2017 interview with convicted burglars, the majority admitted to gaining access through an unlocked door or window.

However, it is also imperative that you have a strong entry door and a deadbolt system that is installed properly. Many home security experts are now suggesting removing the latch plate for your deadbolt and replacing the factory screws with two-inch screws to increase the stability of the lock.

There are also easy, inexpensive ways to protect your home just by making small changes outside. While accent lighting is pretty, it can also help make your home less attractive to burglars by not allowing them to creep around in the dark. The same can be said for trimming back hedges that may allow a burglar somewhere to hide when a neighbor comes outside or when a car passes by.

Additionally, security cameras are becoming so popular that many burglars look for them when scoping out a house. A small investment in a fake security camera can also deter thieves. Many companies are making these fake cameras look more and more convincing with flashing red lights or movement.

Technology to Invest In

If you’re looking to invest in smart home technology, there are many options to suit any and every situation. Three major companies have released doorbell cameras which are useful not only in preventing burglars but also can make your home run more smoothly by allowing you to track deliveries, visitors, and more.

Nest, Ring, and Arlo, all big names in the home security market, all offer doorbell cameras with similar main features. To determine which doorbell camera will work best for your home, make sure to research the differences between manufacturers so that you can choose one which best suits your individual needs.

Indoor and outdoor security cameras are another good smart home technology that many homeowners are choosing to invest in. Whether you’re looking for a security camera that is recognizable or one that is more hidden, you’re sure to find what you need as the market is currently saturated with these products. Some options are even integrated into your floodlights, lighting up the area and recording at the same time.

Cameras are not the only smart way to protect your home; electronic deadbolts are becoming increasingly popular and are being upgraded with more features such as mobile alerts, finger print scanners, and more.

These deadbolts can be especially helpful by eliminating the need to hand out a key to everyone who needs to enter your home. Simply give the code to frequent visitors, such as the dog walker, or set a one-time use code for the repairman or pest control.

No matter how tech-savvy you are or aren’t, there are many options available to help you protect your home. As smart home technology becomes more common, it also becomes more user-friendly, allowing even the most technologically-challenged person to protect their home in high-tech ways.

It also becomes more affordable, with earlier models still working as well as the latest model.

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5 Comments

  1. pmjy says:

    Hi Very Nice Article

  2. Siju says:

    I like the idea you shared about installing fake security cameras to deter the thieves. Low cost but effective. Thieves will not dare to intrude a home which has security cams.

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