Burglary is a frightening thing and no matter where you are, you could still be at risk of people intruding your house or property to steal your belongings. Although we may think we live in a nicer part of town, it doesn’t necessarily mean that people from the worst part of town won’t try to break into your house. Even having the frame of mind that ‘it won’t happen to me’ leaves us vulnerable because we don’t actually know for a fact whether it will.
Taking extra steps such as not advertising on Facebook that the whole family is going on holiday and how long you’re going for and even making sure that you don’t forget to set the alarm before you go out can really make a difference when it comes to someone breaking into your home, it leaves them with less opportunities to steal anything you may have.
If you have the money and are into nifty gadgets, then here are a few that are high tech and can protect your home from intruders.
Netamo Welcome: £130
The Netamo Welcome is a small tower that can sit nicely on a hallway table, preferably facing the front door of your house. It has facial recognition which can detect your family’s faces as they walk into your house. It can send alerts to you when your kids are home, handy if they walk home from school alone and also alerts you to when an intruder has entered your home. You can also buy optional tags alongside the tower to let you know when the gates, windows or doors are being used in your home when you aren’t there, so you can keep an eye on your house when you’re away. It is expensive but it is quite a high tech bit of gadgetry.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt: $165
This deadbolt changes the way in which we would use a door handle. It can work with Apple homekit or with the Schlage app itself to let you open your front door with a key, number pad and even your voice command. It even allows you to use your phone to lock the door when you’re nowhere near it. Say if you’ve just gotten into bed, then you can just tap on the app and the front door will lock. It is expensive but it has tamper alerts to make you aware if anyone is trying to intrude.
Master Lock Bluetooth Padlock: £70
This is a lot of money for a padlock, however, if you’re a family that keeps expensive bikes and equipment in your shed, then this may be a good investment as it sends tamper alerts to your phone when someone is trying to unlock it. If you have your authorized device nearby, you can unlock it with a touch as well as setting up guests that can nip into the shed to retrieve something. This makes sure that your valuables in your shed in the garden, aren’t at risk of being stolen.