FRANK TARULLI’S TOP 5 TIPS FOR HOME SECURITY
1 Choose a system that’s user friendly and easily programmed, so you get the most out of it. 2 Look for flexibility. You may wish to add sensors, monitors or additional users at a later date. 3 Make sure you can monitor from your smartphone who’s entering or leaving the house. You can then decide if you’ll alert the authorities – if it’s not the cleaner! 4 Consider your lifestyle. If you’re often away, look for features that allow you to create scenarios, such as programming lights to come on and off. 5 Keep it simple. Even just adding external light sensors gives you a cheap and effective deterrent for unwanted visitors.
Smart lighting systems in the home can also be customisable for security by programming scenarios such as a quiet evening in – even though you’re out. Table lamps, porch lights and even the TV can be set to simulate a full house. Outside, sensor lights are an excellent deterrent at night, while also creating a safe, illuminated path to welcome guests.