The world around us is not at all a safer place to live. So it is of paramount importance that you have the right security precautions installed in your home. There are various hi-tech security gadgets available on the market and plenty of basic due diligence steps you can take to protect your home in this digital age, each of them having their own unique functions.
Here are a few examples:
1. Fake TV
Many people leave on their lights or use random timers while on vacation, but that consumes electricity and is a well known tactic to the burglars. Leaving the television on is also akin to inviting accidents. So here is the latest device to fool the robbers into believing that there is actually somebody watching television at home- the fake TV. It runs on sensors that automatically turn the lights on as soon as it is dusk. When one looks in from the outside, he will notice flickers just like the light from a TV, but they are actually moving LEDs that fool the thief.
2. Home Office Security
Many people keep a home office, whether they are full-time freelancers or are employed for a larger company. That means you need to consider home office security along with home security, and prevent hackers from entering your computer just like you are preventing burglars from entering your home. Internet security software is a must-have for every home computer, as it stops hackers, phishers, and data thieves from entering your computer and stealing its contents. To prevent the computer itself from being stolen, install a location tracker such as Find My Mac. That way, if a burglar makes off with your device, you’ll be able to use GPS to locate your computer and apprehend the thief.
3. Barking Dog Alarm
Do you know that some home insurance companies do offer you a better deal if you have a guard dog at home? Dogs can deter a burglar from entering the home. If you do not think you can take the responsibility of a dog, the least you can do is install a barking dog alarm. The barking dog alarm has motion sensors that detect any motion. It works in three stages. As the intruder is approaching, it will sound warning bark. If a burglar is still approaching, then it will constantly play the barking sound. In the third and final stage, the intruder will hear the barking of a really mad dog that is preparing for an attack. Speaking of dogs, there is yet another device, the robot resembling a dog that moves on wheels and keeps a vigil. Just imagine the plight of the intruder when he hears your voice via the dog!
4. Biometric Door Lock
The locking system has grown advanced over the years and these days you have not only keys that cannot be duplicated, but also locks that open with fingerprint. Biometric locks involve state-of-the art techniques and run on a battery. Several fingerprints can be programmed in it and hence it is ideal for a family. Some of these locks also have options for installing passwords or back-up keys, which serve as an added layer of security. Breaking the system is a very tough job and biometric locks are found even in lockers.
5. Doorstop Wedge Alarm
The doorstop wedge alarm is yet another hi-tech security device that is placed right behind the door. As soon as the intruder breaks in, the wedge alarm will be turned on and will ring at a deafening intensity of 120 decibels. This smart gadget is also a portable device that can be carried with you elsewhere, like in hotels and dorms.