Keep Your Home Safe and Secure With These Home Security Options
Dan Levenson August 17, 2021
Home security is necessary wherever you live. You want to know that your family, your home and surrounding property are safe from intruders. There are several home security products available that will give you the peace of mind you need when you are at home or away. Most of these solutions work with your smartphone to monitor the property from any location.
A list of workable options includes:
- Video doorbells
- Cameras mounted around the property
- Special motion-sensor security lights
These are a few of the concepts that are used by homeowners and professional businesses as well for good security.
This is an easy way to see who is at the door. It is better than the peephole or looking through a window. The Video Doorbells from RING include color night vision and even a greeting from Alexa in addition to dual-band WiFi. You will know who is at your door, and you can speak with them without opening the door.
Best of all, you can see who is at your door even if you are not home. Your smartphone will show you who is at the door and what they are doing. You can give instructions for leaving packages. This is also a way to keep in touch with older children who may be home alone and are warned not to answer the door.
The video doorbell can be connected to other security devices around your property.
You can set up video cameras around your property that connect to your smartphone. You can monitor detached buildings such as a garage, workshop, pool area, barn, or stable. This type of set up can involve small cameras located in unobtrusive spots in outbuildings. Cameras can be attached to other doors, including slide door areas and gates. Security cameras can be located by windows that could offer an intruder easy access to your home.
This type of camera will also work well in a swimming pool area, including the gate and fence leading to the yard or pool. You can watch children and adults in a swimming pool from anywhere on your smartphone. You do not have to be outside with them.
A small video camera can be attached to the peephole in your front door if you do not want a video doorbell. You can still use your smartphone to see who is at the door and talk to them. This is a good security measure for people living in apartments and condominiums.
Motion Sensor Lights
Motion lights have been popular for decades. Motion lights can flick on immediately when you approach the garage or your doors at night. They are an extra safety and security measure. These lights can also be wired to an alarm system or your video doorbell. They can connect to your smartphone, so you can see who is approaching the property in the dark.
There are times when stray animals wander on your property during the night. The lights will go on to possibly scare them away, and you can see this from the comfort of any room in your house.
Alarm systems have improved over the years with advanced technology. Alarms can be connected to motion sensor lights, video cameras, and your smartphone. A well-designed alarm system will alert you to intruders to outbuildings on your property as well as your home. You will be able to monitor any suspected burglary and safely call law enforcement if necessary.
Installing a security system for your home can increase its value. The security system may also help with your homeowner’s insurance policy for theft and property damage. Contact us for more information on the advantages of a home security system for your property.