What tech can protect my house when I’m on holiday?
AHolidays used to be a bumper time for thieves, but home security tech is getting smarter and more affordable each year. Bosch has released a slew of new smart home products, including the Eyes-Outdoor Camera, a two-in-one, app-controlled surveillance light and security camera that produces HD images. Via the app, you can grant family, friends or neighbours access to your home while you’re away.
The Nest Cam Outdoor is another solid option, or, for one with zero monthly subscription costs, try the Y-Cam Outdoor HD Pro. There’s also the Ring Stick Up Cam with push-to-talk functionality.
For remote monitoring of your home on your phone, we recommend the Canary all-in-one home security camera, as well as the Netgear Arlo Q, which offers free cloud recording. Home security starter kits are perfect for your needs, too.
We love the Panasonic Home Safety Starter Kit Plus, with a smart hub, loud indoor siren, door/window sensors, smart plug and cameras.
For a smaller spend, place sensors on the windows and doors in your home. We rate Elgato’s Eve Door & Window set because they’re simple to install. Finally, fool wannabe burglars into thinking you’re at home by placing the Fake TV FTV-10 near your living room window –it emits a TV-like glow.