They say that home is where the heart is, so you’d better keep it safe, especially since burglary rates are rising throughout the world at an unabated speed. Fortunately, homeowners today no longer have to rely on old-school lock and chain, because the modern technology continues to produce scores of fresh home security systems & solutions every year. The 2016 CES brought many cool devices to the market to help real estate owners keep tabs on their nests’ safety, and here are just a few security innovations you can try to keep unexpected visitors off your property.
1. SensorSphere Camera
You’ve probably seen quite a few home security cameras by now, but SensorSphere beats them all by a long shot – or, better said, a long roll. A HD camera in a spherical housing, SensorSphere features smartphone-operated remote control options that allow you to roll the device around the house, thus eliminating the need for multiple surveillance cams. In addition to mobility and remote control features, SensorSphere also boasts several smart sensors, thermal imaging, and night vision capabilities to help you prevent a range of home emergencies such as fire, sudden temperature and humidity changes, and similar incidents.
2. Ring Video Doorbell
Wouldn’t it be neat to check who’s molesting your doorbell without having to get up from bed? Now you can do that, with the help of Ring Video Doorbell. A home security device that replaces the conventional doorbell, Ring streams angled HD video to your smartphone directly from the doorstep, and it also packs smart motion detection, speakerphone, and cloud recording options for a cool boon. For an extra layer of protection, Ring boasts a built-in motion sensor that sends alerts to your phone and allows you to communicate with the visitor(s) even when you’re not at home.
3. Ezviz Mini Cube
For a quick visual inspection of your front yard, place Ezviz Mini Cube above your impact-proof security doors and see who’s prowling your property when you’re enjoying a bubble bath. A HD surveillance camera and motion sensor packed in a rugged moisture-resistant housing, Ezviz features a wide angle 135-degree view, Wi-Fi connectivity, and night vision mode. With Ezviz, you can now check the outdoors while busying away in the kitchen or watching your favorite TV shows without interrupting the fun.
4. Kwikset Premis
A smart lock that responds to voice commands via Apple’s HomeKit and Siri, Kwikset Premis can recognize up to 30 user codes, which allows you to both deter intruders and track the comings and goings of your family members. For additional convenience, Kwikset Premis can be synced with a range of other smart home systems, and it also lets you add lock options to rooms and zone groups for an extra layer of protection. The app also lets you limit home accessibility for specific codes at pre-set intervals during the day, as well as view lock status, battery life, and receive lock activity alerts on your phone. With Kwikset Premis, you no longer have to waste time fumbling for the keys after a long day at the office: simply tell Siri to open the door, and let the state-of-the-art security system handle the work for you.
5. Bluetooth Smart Padlocks
With Master Lock’s Bluetooth-enabled padlocks, controlling access to your quarters is as easy as it can get. Available in two different models (one for outdoor and the other for indoor use), the smart security system lets you set temporary or timed locks, and each of the padlocks are fitted with a touch-activated keypad. This means that you can manually enter a directional unlocking code if you don’t have your phone on you or can’t fish it out from your bag in the dead of the night.
Thanks to the latest home security innovations, you need not bother with heavy locks or adopt a dog to guard your property when you’re out. With these guys in charge of your home safety, your nest and valuables will always be out of burglar’s reach, so make sure your security devices are installed, armed, and ready for the challenge before you head out next time.