Make Your Home More Secure with These 5 Gadgets

To ensure your home remains secure, this blog highlights some of the best smart home security methods you can use. From smart locks to smart doorbells, these are the best ways you and your home can stay safe.

We have to say it, but breakdowns happen. While insurance may cover your appliances, secure your home to prevent theft. So we suggest you get these 5 devices that make your home safer.

1. Smart Home Hub

Smart home devices are useful for a number of reasons, including their security value. When connected to your existing security system, Amazon Echo, Sonos One or Google Nest can make your home safer.

Gadgets that make your home safer
Google Nest smart speaker on display

Part of the reason is convenience. When you can simply ask Alexa to set off the alarm, you’re less likely to forget to arm the house.

It’s also useful to control your smart home when you’re not there, making it look like someone is home. Burglars are much less likely to target homes that are currently occupied.

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2. Smart Lock

Do you trust the lock on your front door? The answer is probably not. We all know how easily traditional locks can be picked or broken.

Unfortunately, adding an additional security gateway may not be a solution. However, using smart locks is a great alternative.

Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 electronic door lock

While some smart locks work with keys, they also require your phone, a code, a fingerprint or a key fob to open. There’s no foolproof way to keep your home safe, but smart locks are much better at it than traditional ones.

3. Smart security cameras

If you don’t have security cameras installed, you should get them immediately. The mere presence of visible cameras can be a huge deterrent to would-be thieves.

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Going for a smart camera allows you to use it from your phone no matter where you are. You don’t have to wonder what’s going on in your empty house. You just need to open an app on your phone.

4. Lighting Systems

As mentioned, seeing that someone is home can be a massive deterrent, so getting music or radio from the Echo can help keep your home safe. The same is true with lighting.

A dark house in the early evening is clearly unoccupied, but you don’t have to leave all the lights on and run up your electricity bill. Conversely, lighting that you can schedule or control remotely can create a convincing illusion.

5. Smart ringtones

Opening the door to whoever might be in it is unsafe, but you don’t need to peek through a tiny hole to see who’s in there. Opt for a smart doorbell instead.

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This provides a digital hole, as it has a camera with audio and video. You can also answer remotely to make it look like someone is home.

Burglars can press the doorbell to see if someone is home. If no one answers, they continue with the theft. If you answer through your phone, they won’t know the difference.

The tools above will make your home much safer. Don’t leave your home security in your hands. Thefts are still very common, but often preventable.

Madhurima Nag is Head of Social Media at Gadget Flow. She hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to speak her mind about marketing, crowdfunding, and gear (of course!) in general.


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