Smart cameras can provide peace of mind if you’re concerned about the security of your garage, side alley, or garden. They come in various sizes, pricing, and features, with the majority including microphones and speakers.
Fremont, CA: With trips out and vacations on the horizon, many of us will be leaving our homes alone for the first time in months over the next few weeks. So now is the time to consider how you might make your home a little safer. Aside from the basics, there is a variety of DIY technology that can help dissuade would-be intruders and enable you to keep a watch on your property from practically anywhere on the planet.
Here are three smart security products:
Smart cameras can provide peace of mind if you’re concerned about the security of your garage, side alley, or garden. They, like video doorbells, come in a variety of sizes, pricing, and features, with the majority including microphones and speakers. Some work with cloud storage and connect directly to wifi while others require base stations with local storage.
If the thought of placing surveillance equipment throughout your home makes you feel uneasy, a smart alarm system might be a better choice. You can put together various systems, including battery-powered sensors for doors and windows, motion sensors for rooms, corridors, landings, and keypads for arming them. When something activates a sensor, most systems will email you an alert to your phone. They also feature built-in sirens and optional wall-mounted bells.
Video doorbells are a popular home security solution since they are easy to install, use, and immediately visible to potential attackers. They have a camera, microphone, and speaker, allowing you to see, hear and communicate with visitors through an application on your device or Google or Amazon smart display, whether you are at home or not.
You can view a live stream at any time from your front door and receive notifications when someone walks by or pushes the doorbell. You must trust the manufacturer to protect your privacy with appropriate encryption and security technologies, so study reviews and investigate the companies. If your camera photographs persons outside the borders of your property, such as on the street in front of your house or neighbor’s driveway, you must also follow data and privacy standards.