What tech can pro­tect my house when I’m on hol­i­day?

T3 India - - GADGET GURU -

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.

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