Smart se­cu­rity

Short of hir­ing guards, these the best gad­gets to keep your home safe

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Smart home tech isn’t just about mak­ing your home cosier or im­prov­ing the light­ing. There are plenty of con­nected de­vices that add an ex­tra level of se­cu­rity to your house, help­ing you feel safer, year-round.

Mo­tion sen­sors are per­haps the eas­i­est of these to get started with. They’re sim­ple to in­stall and en­hance the se­cu­rity of any ex­posed win­dows and doors. Else­where, in­door and out­door cam­eras keep en­trances and gar­dens safer, en­abling you to view what’s go­ing on, day or night. Smart door locks and video door­bells amp se­cu­rity fur­ther by keep­ing tabs on who’s at your door, and who can gain ac­cess (and when).

You might al­ready own smart de­vices that could dou­ble as se­cu­rity tech. For ex­am­ple, you could pro­gram a mo­tion de­tec­tor to tell your smart lights to switch on if move­ment is sensed. Just by get­ting your var­i­ous de­vices talk­ing to one an­other, you can cre­ate a tai­lored smart se­cu­rity sys­tem that’s con­trol­lable from your phone.

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