7 Home Security Gadgets That Will Blow Your Mind
- 31 May, 2019
Fitting your home with smart home technology is becoming more standard. However, having all these conveniences does not help make your home any more secure or help identify people who arrive at your doorstep. With today's advanced security systems, you can now access many of these same features to make your home safer. These following security systems are all worthy options.
Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System
With the Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera, you receive excellent equipment and security, all at the price point range you want. Their basic setup includes cameras with night vision, smart home integration, smart home alerts, pan and tilt views, free cloud storage (12 hours), edit and share clips abilities, timelapse videos, two-way audio and the Zmodo Mobile App. These cameras are very easy to install and the supporting application walks you through the features. A big plus is the 60-day guarantee. Advanced features require a paid plan with fees per camera, and there are many equipment add-ons available for purchase.
SimpliSafe Heat Detector Camera
The SimpliSafe system was the brainchild of several students at Harvard Business School. These students knew that students and other renters needed a reliable security system, and so they devised one that would adhere to walls without leaving marks. The SimpliSafe family of products does not require a service agreement. With SimpliSafe, you receive intelligent motion detection (unique human heat signature), night vision and 120-degree panning. It's cheap, too.
ADT is the grandfather of all security systems. Recently it has joined the smart home bandwagon, and you can now control your ADT system remotely through your phone with ADT Pulse. The ADT Pulse system works with Z-Wave technology and can arm and disarm the system, lock and unlock doors, control the garage door, turn on and off your lights, run your appliances and perform many other typical smart home tasks. ADT Pulse uses cellular technology, so you do not have to worry about power outages and interrupted service.
August Smart Lock Pro
Your smart home will be safe, too, with the August Smart Lock Pro. This system includes a DoorSense opening and closing sensor, a DIY smart lock and a Connect Wi-Fi module. It also supports Z-Wave, but the hub is not included. The August Smart Lock Pro works with Siri, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Installation is easy, and the Smart Lock simply attaches to your existing deadbolt.
FrontPoint Safe Home
The FrontPoint Safe Home systems offer many features, but they all require a monitoring plan on purchase. The most basic plan gets you a hub, keypad, three door and window sensors, two motion sensors, a yard sign and lots of window stickers. The cheapest monitoring plan gives you 24/7 monitoring and an automated system check. More expensive plans offer remote access, text alerts and other smart features. The monitoring plan contracts are for a duration of one or three years.
iseeBell HD Video Doorbell
The iseeBell HD Video Doorbell is a security video doorbell that gives you plenty of features. It is a great candidate for DIY installation. Simply hook up the iseeBell doorbell to your existing doorbell wiring, download the app and connect the doorbell to your Wi-Fi account. It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and a Smart App, cloud recording, 185-degree panning, digital zoom, a surface mount and all the tools and wires required for installation. You can get real-time views or stored photos of your front door.
The Ring Stick Up Security Camera
Ease of use and mobility are the selling points for the Ring Stick Up Security Camera. With the Ring, you can literally "stick" the camera in any space you want for visual monitoring. It is completely mobile and does not require hardwiring. It has an 80-degree view, and you can set motion controls, talk to people who are in the range of view and sound alerts with an alarm system.
No matter your choice of security system, you will be happy to know that your home is being monitored. Knowing what is going on immediately outside your doorstep is a valuable tool, and you can monitor events that take place near your home. Secure your home, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with buying smart security products.