5 Tips for Smarter Home Security

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According to a saying, “Home is where the hearts is”. It’s a place where we feel safe and where we can rest easy; a spot where we experience optimal comfort. So, to assure safety in our homes, we need safety measures like security solutions such as: CCTV cameras, fire detection devices, and a lot more.

Nowadays, you can utilize technology for your home security advantage. Integrated lighting and entertainment systems, and cloud-based surveillance solutions enable you to control appliances in your residence to make it look like you’re at home. This automation offers homeowners peace of mind and convenience. Their mobile devices become the control center for locking or unlocking doors, automatically shutting off water leaks, and overseeing the house through CCTV cameras.

These security devices act as your first line of defense, deterring intruders; and in case they successfully break in, it can serve as emergency response as well. These tools will let you check on how things are going in your residence to prevent disasters before they even happen.

And so, here are 5 tips to help you establish a smarter home security, for you and your loved ones.

1. Use Motion Lights and CCTV Cameras

Lights with motion sensors are devices which light up as soon as someone passes by them. They should be placed at strategic locations outside your house; specifically, in dark areas, to startle burglars who attack at night. Meanwhile, solar powered motion lights are very cost-effective, especially in places where electricity doesn’t exist.
CCTV cameras are a very effective way to monitor and protect your property. Recordings made by this tool can help you and authorities solve crimes whenever it occurs; discouraging robbers as well, because tapes can be used as chief evidences to present in court. Positioning must be tactical for it can affect the quality of the image shown and the view for the owner. Avoid purchasing low-quality CCTV cameras available in the market.

2. Install Smart Locks

Smart locks are electromechanical and can perform operations such as locking and unlocking the door whenever it receives instruction from any authorized device. Instead of having a physical key, a smart lock; being a convenient part of a smart home, enables your mobile device to act as the key. Being able to deny and grant access, other smart locks include a built-in Wi-Fi connection that gives notifications or a camera to show the person requesting to enter.

3. Buy Alarms

Fire alarms and burglar security systems are a way to ensure the safety of your home from unauthorized entry and potential fires. The frequencies can be adjusted to different tones, from low to medium and high. These may be activated automatically or manually.

4. Make use of Vaults

Documents like birth certificates, licenses, or government cards are protected from misplacement or being ruined by external forces if you use a safe. This is an exemplary way to conceal important papers and it is very easy to place for this can be mounted in walls, or like in the movies, hidden behind paintings.

5. Get Rid of Obstructions

Bushes, trees near your door, windows, or garage is a perfect place for intruders to hide. They can go undetected because of these. It would be better if you trim them and clean your backyard and front yard.



I'm a freelance writer and blogger.I love writing about Home design and the latest business technology trends. I'm currently working for Vinea Distribution Inc. a leading distributor of business and technology solutions in the Philippines.

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