New technology, wireless Internet, and smartphones give you a lot of new opportunities to better protect your house. Today, there are so many devices that can work together, and 24/7 access to data allows you even to observe your house anytime you are outside, with the use of your smartphone. Which devices to choose to add to your home security system to get the most out of it? Below you will find the most popular options, added by customers who wanted extra security to protect their homes better.
1. Automated lights, draperies, and locks
Getting automated light switches allows you to fool burglars easily and fake your presence. If you program them well, it should be hard to distinguish whether it’s artificial light sequence or genuine human presence. Similarly, you can get yourself lights which turn on when someone is close to them. A great idea is to install them around the house as they can easily scare people who get too close to your property.
The same goes for draperies and blinds. If you automate their work, you can set them to close on a given time, or anytime your alarm system is armed or activated. This gives you extra security, not only fooling people watching your house but also giving you extra protection on your windows and doors.
The third thing, which you can easily automate are door locks. If you invest in electronic door locks, you can get full reports on when people visit your house and what code was used to enter the house. If there is force used in an attempt to break into your house, you will be informed about this immediately as well. Such logs are also a great way of closing the door should anyone at your house forget to do that as they can be set to close after a certain amount of time automatically if the door is left open.
Install additional sound alarms.
Usually, most people have only one sound alarm in their home alarm system, which is activated anytime someone breaks into the house. It’s good to install a few additional sound-based alarms, which can be triggered when someone is spotted in the backyard in the middle of the night. Of course, this has to be set wisely, as you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night only to see the neighbors’ cat running around your garden). You can install a quiet system, which will be activated anytime there’s an intruder near your house, at an hour when there should be no one there.
Get Yourself an Intelligent Thermostat
There are more dangerous to your home than burglars. You don’t want your house to burn down just because there was fire, or your family to be endangered by carbon monoxide. To make sure nothing like this happens, it is best to have automated systems for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation, all of which inform you anytime there’s something wrong going on and allow you to switch off quickly anything that’s potentially dangerous.