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Jun 29, 2024

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Nobody can place a price upon the importance of keeping your family and property safe.

However, with so many technology pieces on the market today, it can be challenging to know where to start with investing in gadgets to protect your home.

Here, we take a look at some of the most popular gadgets on the market to help you stay safe at home.


  1. Video Doorbell

Smart doorbells are convenient for letting the delivery driver know where to leave your parcel, but additionally, they provide a significant level of protection.

This security gadget allows you to use your phone to see who is hovering around your front door immediately. Most smart doorbells have a security screw. Meaning, criminals cannot tamper with the device, and it will be almost impossible to remove during or before a burglary.

All good smart doorbells have motion detectors. When motion is sensed around your front door, a notification is sent instantly to your smartphone, allowing you to tap into the camera and see who is loitering.

Not only a great feature for when you are out of the home but during the night whilst you are in bed.

This Ring Doorbell offers a vast range of security features, easy set-up, and a user-friendly app.


  1. Outdoor Security Light

Outdoor security lights provide an element of protection without the expense of a full camera set up.

Having a bright outside light will allow you and your family to leave and enter the property safely and easily. But it will also startle unwanted visitors, causing a fright and encouraging them to vacate your land.

The motion sensor on this Auraglow security light is up to 18 metres, so it can be placed anywhere around your property and still provide ample light and security.


  1. Smart Plugs

A smart plug is an adapter that transforms any household electrical item into a smart device. Smart plugs are great for energy efficiency and the general smooth running of your home.

They work alongside your phone, allowing you to control items plugged-in from anywhere with an internet connection. A security feature here is the ability to turn on and off lights, giving the impression someone is in the building.

This Kasa smart plug has a seamless app and handy voice controls. Smart plugs are an inexpensive gadget to help protect your home.


  1. Indoor Security Camera

An indoor security camera does exactly what it says on the tin. It is the best way to see what is going on inside your home whilst you can not be there.

A camera with two-way audio is excellent for pets, as well as children who might let themselves into the house after school.

For intruders, the two-way system allows you to have a clear, HD video of them to hand over to the police - and allows you to frighten them away too.

One of the best on the market is the Google Nest Cam IQ, boasting excellent picture quality in every light.


  1. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Providing full protection for your property goes further than deterring break-ins.

Your smoke detector needs to do more than sound an alarm. The best devices on the market can locate precisely where a fire is, and even send alerts to your smartphone if you are not home.

Gone are the days that burnt toast finds you clambering up to switch off the alarm. The Nest Protect, which can detect both smoke and carbon monoxide, allows you to silence the sound from your smartphone, should you be confident the smoke is arising from an innocent source.


  1. Smart Locks

Smart locks are still in their relative infancy; yet predicted to be a fast-growing piece of kit for every property.

At first, the concept of a home without a physical key might seem alien. But once you consider the way most hotels have worked for years, it begins to make sense.

Smart locks allow you to open your door with your fingerprint or smartphone app. Meaning they offer a tremendous amount of flexibility. You can add or remove users quickly and easily, should family or friends need to access your home.

The August WiFi Smart Lock has an innovative auto-lock feature, so you will never again leave your house unlocked.


  1. Fake Security Cameras

Fake security cameras are one of the most cost-effective security ‘gadgets’ available.

They can be purchased inexpensively online and provide an immediate deterrent to criminals who may be considering targeting your home.

However, be warned that experienced criminals are wise to fake cameras and can quickly spot the difference. Meaning, fake cameras are not an ideal option for the long term.


Nonetheless, an excellent choice for those who need immediate protection on a minimal budget.

Bennet Samways are your local property experts for the Ashbourne & Derbyshire area. Call us on 01335 818550 or email stuart@bennetsamways.co.uk to chat with a member of our friendly and experienced team.