With all of the technology available today it is now easier than ever to make sure that your home is secure and that intruders stay out. In addition, you no longer have to spend a fortune or go through a professional security company to keep your family and belongings safe and secure.
With all of the products available today, you can monitor everything that is going on at your home even when you aren’t there by simply using an app on your phone. In addition to actually being able to see and, in some cases, even talk to the people who are at your house, your home can also be monitored for things like fire, water damage, and carbon monoxide without you having to do anything extra.
Let’s take a look at some of the new technological products on the market that you can use to keep your home and family safe and secure.
Ring Video Doorbell II
The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to talk to your visitors even when you aren’t home. You can talk to your visitor, delivery person, or even someone who is up to no good through your phone, tablet, or PC. The Ring doorbell will send an alert to your phone in response to movement or when people press the button and you can speak to whoever is at your door through the two-way speaker.
The Ring Video Doorbell II is compatible with all of your Amazon Alexa enabled devices. The doorbell is powered by a rechargeable battery or you can hard wire it into an existing doorbell for power. The doorbell records video in 1080p HD and also has infrared night vision capabilities. How long the video is stored depends on the subscription package you choose with Ring. This device comes with theft protection. If someone steals your doorbell, Ring will provide you with a replacement free of charge. You can find the Ring Video Doorbell II here for £149.00.
Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke +Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Having a reliable smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is an important aspect of keeping your family safe. With the Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke+Carbon Monoxide Alarm you will have peace of mind knowing that not only will your family be alerted to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and smoke when they are home, you will also get an alert on your phone.
Phone alerts on this model include low battery alerts, smoke alerts, sensor failure alerts, and carbon monoxide alerts. The awesome thing about having a smart alarm like this for smoke and carbon monoxide is that you can turn the alarm off by using your phone if it’s a false alarm, like when you burn cookies. Being alerted on your phone is also a great thing if something happens when you are not home. Even if you are away on vacation, you will get the alert and can notify the proper personnel or have a neighbour check on things.
The Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm is battery powered with 6 long life AA batteries. This product is compatible with other Nest products such as the Nest thermostats. You can find your own here for approximately £109.50.
Ring Stick Up Cam
The Ring Stick Up Cam is the latest security camera released from Amazon-owned Ring. The Stick Up cam is easy to place anywhere you need a security camera as long as there is a flat surface, and there are multiple mounting options that you can choose from. One of the great things about these cameras is that they are easy to move if you have another area that you need to monitor.
The camera is appropriate for indoor or outdoor use and will send you a notification on your phone as soon as movement is detected. You can also look in on your home from anywhere by using the live view-on-demand feature. You can listen, speak, and see on the camera no matter where you are on your phone, tablet, or PC. This device is Alexa compatible and powered by a quick release rechargeable battery pack. You can find the Ring Stick Up Cam here for £179.00.
Ring Solar Panel for Ring Stick Up Cam
Now you can power your Ring Stick Up Cam battery with just a few hours of sunlight per day. Instead of having to continuously swap batteries out of the charger to run your Ring Stick Up Cams, you can mount the solar charger on the outside of your home and connect it to your camera via the provided USB cable.
The Ring Solar Panel comes with everything you need to mount it in the box. That includes a mounting bracket, screws and anchors, drill bit, screwdriver, and USB cable. The solar panel is weather resistant and with just a few hours of sunlight per day, your Ring Stick Up Cam will be powered both night and day.
You will still have to have Wi-Fi access and the Ring app installed to your phone or tablet to get notifications about movement on your camera. Please note that this solar panel ONLY works with the Ring Stick Up Cam and not other Ring products. You can get your own Ring Stick Up Cam Solar panel here for £49.00.
Thustar Wireless Security System
Maybe you are looking for an all-in-one security solution that you can add on to as your needs change, or finances allow. The Thustar Wireless Security system allows you to protect your whole home without having to pay a fortune for it.
The Thustar Wireless Security System comes with everything you need to secure your home in one box and it is all plug-and-play so you don’t have to run wires or anything like that. This security system comes with an alarm panel, siren, motion sensor, doorbell, two wireless door/window sensors, and two remote controls that can be used to activate/deactivate the alarm. You will get an alert on your phone when a door or window is opened and when motion is detected inside your home. If you add a Thustar camera you can also view your home in real time via the app. You can find the Thustar Wireless Security System here for just £59.99.
The products discussed here are just a small sampling of the home security technology that is available on the market today. In a day and age where pretty much everything can be controlled via an app on your phone, why should home security be any different? Now you can protect your home and family, and even see what is going on without having to be there.