5 best home security gadgets in 2019
For the average homeowner in 2019, Home Security is a serious concern. In fact, according to the National Statistics Office, burglary and theft have remained relatively low over the past couple of years, which means that there is just as likely to be an increase as there is going to be a decrease in this type of crime. Combined with the fact that seven UK homes are burgled every minute, it’s no wonder that more people are researching security technology to keep them and their loved ones safe than ever before.
So what are the gadgets to invest in in 2019? To get you started, here are just a few:
1. Intelligent doorbells
Intelligent doorbells are one of the most on-trend pieces of security tech out there at the moment. These doorbells, often compatible with smartphones or indoor monitors, allow you to see who’s at the door before responding. Many of the systems even allow speech, such as a classic intercom, allowing the user to check the ID before unlocking the door. Smart doorbells are a particularly useful innovation for higher-risk domestic invasion areas; and they come in many affordable price points, such as the Ring system.
2. Systems of medical warning
For seniors, falling or becoming sick is one of their greatest fears, and being unable to call for help. In many cases, for older residents, a medical alert system can provide excellent peace of mind and multiple uses in the home. Many different medical alert systems are available on the market, suitable for many different purposes. Features such as fall detection, GPS and two-way communication can provide versatile solutions for the elderly living alone, as well as for those living on-site with their carers or kids.
3. Key replacements for fob
Your front door is the main entrance to your home, so it’s no surprise that potential intruders or thieves often try to make it the first place. While traditional high-quality locks can provide a property with a good level of security, using key fob replacements instead of a traditional analog lock can improve security and keep your home safe at all times. These locks often come with multiple programmable fobs as well as ultimate security access via your phone (in some cases). In fact, some systems can even be connected to internal security or even lighting systems to ensure optimum security, such as locks that are compatible with the popular Nest home system.
4. Door & window sensors
Often indoor sensors are the last thing we think of when it comes to home security, but they are just as important as outdoor security systems. Installing door and window sensors can not only ensure your home’s security while you’re there, but can also alert you if you don’t. These systems can be incredibly straightforward, with the ability to notify your smartphone when you enter. The use of alarms, direct notification to a security company or even the ability to open and close doors and windows from a distance can be included for more complex systems. It all depends on how high-tech you want your system to be.
5. Camera systems at home
A camera system can provide ultimate peace of mind and be a multi-purpose addition to the household as one of the most obvious forms of home security. Placed in strategic areas such as the hall, living spaces and even high-risk areas upstairs, your home can be monitored even when you’re miles away. In combination with external camera systems, an interior system can offer not only security, but also proof (if the worst happens). Another great bonus is that these systems and other specific systems can also be used to monitor pets at work, adding an additional purpose to your system and providing a way to keep an eye on your beloved animals while you’re away.
Security is a top concern for almost every household as well as business, with HR investing more than ever in new technology for employee safety. Buying the best technology in 2019 is a great way to ensure that you have peace of mind when it comes to your home. Whether you’re asleep in bed, on vacation in the office or abroad, a tech-focused security system is just what you need to stay safe at all times.