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