Do you want to feel safer in your own home? You are not alone. There are many people out there that want the same thing and for those of us who have had break-ins or other crimes committed against them, it can be a huge relief to know we’re taking action. The good news is that there are plenty of gadgets on the market designed specifically with our needs in mind! In this post, we will go over some of the most popular home security gadgets.
5 Types of Home Security Gadgets
A home security system is a way of protecting your property through different devices and features. These security systems come in the form of interconnected electronic devices that work together with a central control panel to protect your home against intruders.
Home security cameras are an excellent deterrent and offer a lot of peace of mind. They can be installed in high traffic areas or hidden discreetly, but it’s important to remember that they also need power so make sure you plan ahead before installing!
You can also get a security camera with smart features that will show you what is happening in your home as well, like when there is movement or sound and even access to live video feeds from cameras installed around your property.
This type of monitoring service usually starts out for free and then charges based on how much you want monitored (e.g., $30/month). It doesn’t have many bells and whistles but it does allow someone who is looking into getting a camera setup to see which would work best for them before buying one outright – especially since they’re not cheap!
Alarm systems are the next step up from home security cameras as far as protection goes. You’ll have remote monitoring with them which gives police access to your residence without even having to call first.
The best part is if someone tries breaking into the house while we’re away, we’ll get notified right on our phone! These alarms come in a variety of shapes and sizes too – find one that will fit nicely into your space seamlessly.
Motion Sensor Light
Motion sensor lights work well for night time visibility, but make sure to turn them off during the day – they’re blinding! These work especially well for areas with lots of trees or bushes blocking out natural light – and if you keep a dog in your yard these are great because it’ll always be illuminated no matter what time it is.
If you have an outdoor area that’s not covered by another type of security system this can be done easily too: put up any motion lights available and attach sensors so that when someone walks through the beam, the alarm will go off.
You could even do something as simple as putting some fake cameras around your property (they look real!) which gives potential burglars a false sense of security while making us feel safer at home. It’s a win-win.
Smart Video Doorbell
Smart video doorbell is good for checking what’s going on at the front door if you are away.
This type of home security gadget is a little different because it’s not wired to the other devices in your house. It doesn’t offer any protection should there be smoke or fire like an alarm would, but instead this device provides surveillance for who might come into your property and when they’re arriving.
The video feed will show up on another smart phone via wi-fi so you can see if mail has been delivered or someone was just trying to steal something from outside that nobody saw!
The benefits of these gadgets are their affordability since installation isn’t necessary, as well as its easy remote access with a smartphone over Wifi without having to install anything else. They also work both inside and outdoors so even during summer BBQs, people won’t be able to come in without you knowing.
Smoke and CO Detector
Smoke and CO detectors are gadgets to prevent fires. This type of alarm will detect smoke and carbon monoxide from a fire.
The CO detector is battery operated, whereas the smoke detector plugs into an outlet to run. Both monitors need to be placed in the home with clear access for air flow throughout (e.g., not stuck up high). They can both alert you when something’s wrong by emitting loud alarms that should wake everyone up if they happen while you’re sleeping or away at work!
Alerts on your smartphone are also available as well but it’s best to have them plugged in so there won’t be any power outages affecting their monitoring abilities.
The only downside of this gadget is its price tag.