“The home is where the heart is” is a quote that has been used so many times that it is almost impossible to know the true origin. But this doesn’t contradict the truth of the saying. The home is a haven from all the chaos and uncertainty of the world.
But what if chaos finds its way into your home? What if an Intruder finds his way into this safe space and it loses the aura of security? This has been the case for several homes in recent times and fear has permeated the society. Thankfully, we have also had companies devoted to advancing research and development in the area of home security.
Before acquiring security gadgets, you may need to know the different products in the market and what they do. Security gadgets include simple security locks, smoke detectors, security cameras, flood and earthquake alarms, etc.
When going shopping for home security products, there are certain qualities to look out for. These features will help you streamline the products into “necessary” and “extremely important”.
If you browse the market today, you’ll find out that most of the security gadgets have at least one of the attributes below;
- The products are intruder-proof
- They are camouflage and discrete
- It can be used outdoor
Popular Products in the Market
Canary is a security system that recently entered the market and has been met with applause. The system comes with a camera which permits night vision and also has motion detectors and sensors.
Canary can be connected to your different devices; a personal computer, laptop, or mobile phone. If the Canary senses anything different from the norm in your apartment, it sounds the alarm and notifies you. You can access live feeds from your phone to see if it is a burglar or a pet and this is irrespective of your location; you can be at work or on vacation and you’ll still get the alert to call the cops.
All videos are stored in the cloud for easy access and at zero additional cost from you. The Canary’s asking price is £159.
One of the renowned intruder-proof security systems in the UK is MyFox. It is an HD security camera with wide angle features, also equipped with night vision abilities. It can be linked to your window sensors, a 110db alarm and an intelliTAG door, thus alarming the feds of any intrusion. In the event of a power outage, its night vision is put to use and its AA backup battery. The MyFox camera goes for £169, intelliTAG sensors go for £35 each and the video recording subscription is £4 a month.
Discrete security gadgets like Netatmo can be mistaken for a speaker. This obscure nature gives the Netatmo the edge over other cameras. It oversees your home and keeps records in the form of HD videos. These videos can be stored for 7days without any subscription fee.
Netatmo also has face recognition scanners and sends alarms if the face of the Intruder is not recognized. Netatmo also offers camera compatible motion detectors all for £199.
Another discrete camera is the Aisoul 1080p spy camera. The Aisoul 1080p is a hidden spy camera that looks like a digital clock. It offers a full high definition (HD) video streaming quality. It also has motion-detection abilities and can be accessed via Windows, iOS, and Android devices. It goes for £50.
Outdoor monitoring security systems like SwannOne adds other security elements to your security detail. This includes plugs, sensors, thermostat, and a siren. It also has an audio detection system which alerts the host through the mobile app when it detects noises like a glass breaking, a crying child, or even smoke alarms.
Recordings can be stored on the cloud for £7.49 a month. The camera is priced at £180 while its video monitoring kit is £400.
Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm
Another perfect outdoor alarm system is the Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm. It is an easy motion detector that runs on batteries (4 AAA) and also an AC adapter. When the sensor is activated and tripped, it gives off a loud chime associated with flashing LED lights.
Its IR sensors are equipped with protective coverings making it weatherproof. It offers total coverage for your home, car, gate, and driveway as it offers up to 500ft of coverage. It also has a 2-year warranty and is priced at £100.
There’s no reason to leave your homes and properties at the mercy of burglars and intruders. There are several gadgets available for you to utilize. And the protection isn’t just against burglars and intruders, you can protect against fire, flood, and other natural elements. Stay safe!