There’s no doubt that getting a home security system is one of the best ways to protect your family and valuables. However, when it comes to choosing what add-ons to get, the process can be complicated. With so many options, each with their own features, deciding what to pick and choose can be difficult.
If you seem stuck, then keep on reading. Below we are going to take a look at six different home security add-ons you should consider installing.
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Alongside the benefits of not having to carry a physical key around, keyless locks are a great way to improve security at home. As they require a code to enter, they are much harder to break into. Alongside this, they link directly up to your smartphone, so you can see who has entered and at what time. This makes it perfect for businesses and homeowners that have regular visitors (pet sitters, gardeners, etc.).
Smart thermostats are a great addition to install amongst your home security system if you are looking for ways to save energy. Like the keyless locks mentioned above, they connect to your phone so that you can change the temperature and turn things on/off no matter where you are. Some systems even allow you to set schedules so that whoever is in the home has their preferred setting.
Want to be able to check if your parcel has been dropped off? Video doorbells are a game-changing addition that are stopping porch pirates in their tracks. When someone rings, your phone will be alerted with an image of who is at your door. More advanced versions will record through motion detection, and others even allow you to talk through an intercom.
While an intercom system might not be as “protective” as some of the other additions on this list, they can still be a great way to keep in touch with your family easily. Instead of walking all the way around your house to find your children for dinner, just simply call them using the system. Some even come with monitoring features, which are perfect if you have a baby or a small child.
Have a property with an extended driveway? A driveway sensor can be installed so that you can see who is entering your home. If you have cameras set up, you can connect to them, or you can use a simple chime/alarm that will alert you inside your home. These are great for those that live in larger properties or for individuals who just want an extra layer of protection.
Last, on the list, another great add-on that will also help save energy are smart lights. Like most of the things mentioned above, these lightbulbs connect to your phone so that you can control them wirelessly. However, there are also other options. From clappers to voice-assistants, you will never have to get out of bed to turn the light off again.