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Keeping yourself safe in the world we live in is important and there are increasing ways to help us do so.

From keeping your family safe in the home you live in, to ensuring your car doesn’t get stolen or your personal information isn’t taken from you, there is a lot to think about. But here at Accidental Geek, we’re keen to help you to become safer and give you the information and tools you need to feel more comfortable off and online.

We have covered all the major safety concerns, including home and online security. For instance, to secure your home from intruders ad theft, you can get security features such as CCTV, alarm system, automated locks, keyless padlocks, etc. You can also secure your windows and doors by hiring a top locksmith with quality home services. So, for further information about other security options, take a look at some of the main areas of concern below and our top tips.


Investing in CCTV is something that is really important to those who want to protect their home. These CCTV systems do vary in cost but they can be placed outside to monitor who is around your home or can be placed inside if you ever fear of an intruder.

Link this CCTV to your phone and you can check in on your home when you’re not there for added security and real-time images. If you have a larger property, you may even wish to invest in additional protective services to put a physical presence outside your home as a deterrent to anyone who may have been thinking about targeting your property.

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We all fall into the habit of having the same password for everything, mainly because we’re lazy or forgetful but it is important to keep your password strength high and regularly changing it. The best combination is of letters and numbers and a good tip is; animal, colour, number. This combination is very unique and impossible to guess.

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Voice Automated Door Lock

Yes, you heard that right, a voice automated door lock.

Using Apple’s Siri software, this futuristic home device allows for a smart lock to be installed on the main doors to your house through voice recognition only. An experienced locksmith should be able to do this for you – head to a site like to find one in your area if you live in Dallas.

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Smart Vike Pedal

If you’re in a city where bike theft is a regular occurrence, then you might want to invest in Connected Cycle which is a bike pedal you install onto your bike which tracks its movements and whereabouts. Unbeknown to the thief, this pedal just looks cool and not at all like a tracking device so its unlikely they’ll ever know they’re being tracked.

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Facial Recognition Home Security

This device goes way beyond tradition CCTV and using facial recognition alerts you when a stranger is in your home. Facial recognition is the same way that most smartphones are likely to be unlocked these days. This technology could be also possibly using something similar to a face recognition dataset, or a stored database, which you may want to read more about to ensure you fully understand the technology before using it in your home.

The Welcome’s 1080p Full HD camera has an impressive 130-degree viewing angle and infrared so it still works at night. This device is compatible with both iOS and Android so you will receive alerts to your phone when it recognises an unfamiliar face.

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Keyless Padlocks

Padlocks are a pain, especially if you have a lot of them and handful of a million keys which never seem to fit.

The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks rids of any faff and works on a touchpad so you never have to struggle with keys again. All it needs is the Bluetooth access from your phone to open you don’t have to worry about thieves finding your keys and getting into your shed.

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So there you have some of the most revolutionary, and cool, security tech gadgets to help keep you safe and secure both online and offline.

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