If you’re not in the market for a dedicated security system, check out these devices for improved security.
• A smoke and carbon monitor alerts you to fire. Go to www.takealot. com • See who’s at the door without having to open it with a video doorbell. Look for a model that offers a high resolution (1080p),awide-anglelens(140-180 degrees), night-vision range of 25Ft, and cloud storage for recorded video. • Smart locks – choose between a radio frequency card or PIN code to operate the lock. It’s for doors that open inwardly only, and some come with a tamper alarm. Yale keyless smart lock, from www. takealot.com • A pool alarm monitors activity in your pool. Visit www.swimworld.co.za • InvisiBars are clear polycarbonate bars custom-fitted to your windows. They work like standard steel burglar bars. Find them at Thorne Trusted Barrier Systems: www.thornesa.co.za • Trellidor clear guard are custommade protective screens for doors and windows, and allow for see-through security. Aluminium-framed, they’re corrosion resistant and suitable for all levels of risk. • With a pet-latch, you don’t need to install a permanent dog door, which is a security threat. Go to www.locklatch. co.za, call 082 447 2809 or email info@ locklatch.co.za • Solar-powered outdoor LED lights are activated by motion detectors but you can run them at a pre-set time or in light mode. They’re costeffective as they don’t operate on electricity. From www.led-lights.co.za • Wearable panic button: The Safezones panic button could be your lifeline in an emergency. You can load as many contacts as you like on the mobile app, and at the press of a button your emergency contacts will receive a group panic alert, and your location, on their phones. For more information, go to www.safezones.co.za