5 Smart Devices That Will Keep Your Home Safe

By Ann Hills / a few months ago
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Statistics show that majority of home burglars were committed by people who are just living nearby. Moreover, 60 percent of convicted burglars admitted to avoiding homes that have established security systems. Thus, the need to consider looking for a smart security device that suits your budget, security needs and preferences. With these home security devices, fumbling for keys will certainly become a thing of the past. Be smart enough to check out the following devices and consider using them in your precious abode.

1. August Smart Lock

August Smart Lock is a device that automatically unlocks when you approach the door and then relock as you leave it which is made possible by its built-in Doorsense magnetic sensor. It also lets you keep track of people coming in and out of your home. If your friends or family members go to your house but you’re not there, you can still let them in by sending them a digital guest key through the August smartphone app.

You may also decide for how long your guests can use the digital key. You can choose to set it for just a few minutes, hours or days depending on your preferences. Wired Smart also discussed more about the features and other details of this device on their website. This site also provides information about the best price for this security device. 

This security device is also ideal for people who are living in apartments where landlords or homeowners do not allow the existing door locks to be changed. With August Smart Lock, you don’t have to replace your existing lock. You can still keep your deadbolt and keyway. You only need to swap its thumb-turn mechanism from the inside of your apartment's door. With an August Smart Lock, you’ll be able to lock and monitor your own home’s door anywhere you may be.

2. LG Smart Security Solution

Smart Devices

Smart Devices

This LG Smart Security Solution is a 4-in-1 device. It can be your motion tracker, speaker, microphone and camera. It's about the same size of a grapefruit but looks much like an inverted cone. Its design, shape and color do a great job and not being an attention-grabber especially to strangers. The installation process will only take a few minutes since you’ll only need to download its app from the app store. You can view the camera’s live feed from your smartphone. However, you will need to subscribe to a premium account to be able to retrieve videos.

Its camera produces a 1080p video quality. Its crisp images will make it easier for homeowners to clearly identify people caught on camera. However, its video output taken from areas that are completely dark may not be too good. You may also choose to speak with the person you see on the camera because it has a microphone and speaker.

Other features of this device include the ability to identify temperature and humidity. Its motion tracker will also be able to alert you when motion is detected.

3. Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation Smart Lock

This device affords homeowners the perfect balance between convenience and security. Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation Smart Lock gives you several options on how you would want to have access to your home’s front door. You may choose to use your smartphone, a standard key or a key fob.  You can just tap the lock if you want it to unlock the door for you. If you need to grant someone else access to your home you can give him an eKey.

However, generic keys that you give to your guests will only be effective within the 24-hour period. You may also decide for how long the given eKey is valid for that person to use. You may also grant permanent access or create digital keys that can only be used within the set schedule.

Its mobile app is very easy to use. Although this security device allows you the opportunity to invite guests, its lock settings can be very difficult to control. You still need to remove the cover of its interior escutcheon so you can change the settings as touch-to-lock or auto-lock. If you want to have a remote control for it, you can purchase it separately as an added accessory.

4. Kuna Light Fixture

If you already installed a smart lock yet you still want some security enhancements, this Kuna Light Fixture will serve you well. This light fixture may look like just your ordinary fixture. Strangers will not be able to recognize it as something that has HD camera watching every move they make. Its camera feature allows 2-hour event look back. Most models of this Kuna light fixture also gives you the ability to chat with the person in front of your door using its two-way talk capability.

Its advanced light control options work well with its security camera and both can be accessed using the iPhone, Android or Kuna app. This Kuna light fixture can easily replace most models of wall-mounted porch lights that have standard 60Hz circuits.

If you sign up for a paid plan then you can get notified when a significant activity occurs. Its AI technology also enables the device to identify different objects and unusual activities.

5. Netgear Arlo Pro 2

If your home doors already have smart locks yet you still want some security camera placed in certain areas, this NetGear Arlo Pro 2 will certainly be a wonderful addition. These cameras can be controlled using your smartphone. You may purchase its base kit which has only two cameras and then just decide later if you want to add more cameras into its base station. These rechargeable NetGear cameras are capable of recording videos in 1,080p. Its camera allows 7-day free-cloud recording. You can also choose to have them plugged into an outlet all the time.

Investing on reliable home security systems not only gives you peace of mind. It can also be a real life-saver. Install any of these devices to protect yourself, your loved ones and your beloved home.

About the author

Ann Hills

My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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