Home security gadgets are a luxury you can afford – here are five of the best.
When it comes to protecting yourself, your family and your valuables, you can’t put a price on security. Home security gadgets have evolved from bulky, badly designed and clunky gadgets to well designed products that can be easily disguise, blend with your house or backyard decor or can be even used as a design feature. Here are five handy home security gadgets ranging from under $10 to over $1000.
The Wedge Alarm
The Wedge Alarm is a simple security gadget that can be placed or ‘wedged’ (hence the name) under doors and windows. When the door or window is forced open, the alarm emits a piercing 110dB alarm for four seconds. There is a hook and loop adhesive pad that grips carpet, floors and windows. There is one 12-volt battery included and a one-year limited warranty. You can even bring one with you when you are travelling.
Fingerprint door locks
Deadlocks are so 1990s – the newest door lock technology is fingerprint door locks, such as the Samsung Ezon Digital Door Lock & Video Intercom, stylish as well as functional. There is no need to worry about losing your keys or getting locked outside, all you need to do is enter a pin number and verify your fingerprint. It’s also handy for locking out unwanted guests like the daughter’s boyfriend or the mother-in-law – it’s a win win.
Home safes are perfect for storing important documents away from the eyes of prying relatives, safeguarding the family jewels and by this we mean the accessory kind as well as cash because storing it under the bed isn’t a good idea in case of fire and oh, robbers. Home safes such as the Guardall brand range in features and price. You can get key operated safes or safes with a digital lock. Pay more to get a safe which is fire resistant.
IP security camera
Forgot CCTV and devices with tapes that can be lost or stolen, simply connect an IP security camera such as the SkyNet network video solutions which connects directly to a computer network by wired or wireless means. This will allow you to see live video streams directly from your desktop on a local area network or from any location in the world via the internet. You can even keep an eye on your property while on holiday.
Driveway alarm system
Outdoor security is also important and a wireless driveway alarm system like the one produced by Alarm Australia can detect intruders before they even enter your property. You can even catch them fiddling with your letterbox or rifling in your shed or if unwanted guests arrive, you can even hide behind the sofa and pretend you are not home. Up to four locations can be monitored by the receiver devised by Alarm Australia.
There are a lot of low cost home security options available to people that can deliver huge results. You can simply buy a wedge alarm or outfit every room with IP security cameras – it all depends on budget. There are a lot of home security gadgets available on the market but now you don’t have to choose between keeping your home safe and having a gadget that may not suit your house decor.