Technology has advanced dramatically over the past few decades and we rely heavily on it to carry out much of our day-to-day activities. While many of us may be able to work from home, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still a need to protect our home from whatever harm may be out there.
These smart devices are examples of how we can rely on technology and automation to make our homes a safer place.
Bluetooth door locks
Smart locks should be the first device homeowners install when beefing up home security. You can connect the smart lock to your smartphone via bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The smart lock can detect your presence when nearby and will connect to all automation systems, including lights, thermostat, and other tech inside the home.
Smartphone controlled sensors
Sensors that connect to your smartphone will notify you when there’s something amiss. You’ll want to install them on all windows and doors for ultimate protection and should someone try to break in, the sensors will notify you immediately. The best part is, the notifications will come through no matter where you are!
You see the commercials for doorbell cameras and there’s a reason why there’s a surge in their popularity. Security cameras that connect to your smartphone allows you to monitor your home and see who’s at the door without physically being at home. There are cameras with strong sensors that can detect motion as far as 50 feet away, which is awesome if you live in a secluded area. Of course, cameras that are installed outdoors should be waterproof to ensure they work when you need them to!
Fingerprint scanners may seem like a futuristic gadget that’s too over the top for residential properties, but you’d be surprised by how efficient they are. You don’t have to worry about forgetting your keys. People whose fingerprints are recorded with the scanner can enter the house. This is a great feature for those who travel because you can have people come by to check on the house without worrying about giving them a copy of a key.
Intelligent garage systems
Remote controlled garage door openers are useful in and of itself, but when you upgrade to an remote garage door that connects to your smartphone, it’s even better. Much like smartphone enabled door locks, you can control who can enter your home and if you leave in a hurry and can’t recall if you closed it, you can check your smartphone!Your home is your largest asset and you need to protect it from all the evils in the world. You may live in the safest neighborhood, but you can’t leave things to chance. Plus, if you plan to sell your house, you can choose to include these systems with the home purchase. That’s one way to appeal to buyers and increase your home’s value, for sure!
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