10 Smart home security devices that won’t break the bank
In today’s smart age and all of our expensive belongings, most of us can’t afford to not have home security devices. From lights to doorbells to sensors and everything in between, securing your home doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg.
- Are smart home alarms worth the money? Smart home security is one of the hottest trends in tech. Systems range from $50 to $80,000, with features to match. But are smart home alarms worth your money? Here’s a look at the market and the alarms we like best.
- Should I buy a smart home security camera? There’s been a huge increase in innovation to offer every convenience you need from night vision to cloud storage to ultra-stealthy designs. The only thing you need to decide is which one is best for your home.
- Where can I find more smart home gadgets? Find our a curated collection of smart home gadgets in our category here.
You may think smart home security is expensive, but it’s actually not. In fact, it’s arguably more expensive to not have home security devices when you think of how much damage could be done.
There are plenty of devices that can offer intelligence and convenience without breaking the bank. Whether you want to record your front door to check on package deliveries or know if someone’s trying to break in, check out these smart home security devices that fit any budget.
Neos SmartCam Full HD Smart Security Camera
Capturing in 1080p, this smart home device comes with 2-way audio, auto-arming, night vision, and free cloud storage. Easy to install, the Neos SmartCam app guides you through the entire setup and then gives you a full view. Thanks to its flexible design, you can easily point the full HD smart security camera in any direction.
TP-Link Kasa Cam Smart Outdoor Security Camera
This weatherproof cam keeps a watchful eye on your home and deters intruders. Using the Kasa Smart app, you can access up to two days of crystal clear 1080p video for no additional cost. Likewise, the wide-angle video ensures you can easily see everything that is happening outside your door. Kasa Cam Outdoor even works at night, detecting activity up to 30 feet away thanks to night vision.
Remootio Smart Alexa Garage Door Opener
Letting you choose your connection type, this system features 256-bit end-to-end encryption. This means the keys are only stored on your smartphone and in the device itself, so only you and people you have shared a key will have access. In addition to giving you control from your smartphone, Remootio also works with Alexa and is loaded with useful features. By connecting a doorbell button, Remootio can also send notifications right to your smartphone when someone rings.
Sensative Z-Wave Plus Strips Invisible Window Sensor
Exceptionally thin, this superbly compact sensor measures just 0.15 inches thick. That’s the same as two credit cards stacked on top of each other. But, don’t let its small size fool you. The Sensative Z-Wave Plus Strips use magnetic technology to instantly detect whenever a window or door opens. As soon as the magnets become misaligned, you’ll get an instant notification on your device.
RemoBell S Fast-Responding Smart Video Doorbell
Designed to replace your existing wired doorbell, this device provides 1080p full HD video and advanced motion detection. Complete with customizable motion zones, you can tell the RemoBell S doorbell exactly where you want it to look. Offering video-based motion detection and a wide viewing angle, it allows you to monitor and record front door activity in real-time. Additionally, it sends instant push notifications to your smart device so you’re always in the loop.
Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Light
Completely wire-free, you can easily place this light anywhere you want to illuminate where it’s dark. You can use it to light up your driveway, front porch, backyard, deck, or any outdoor area surrounding your home. The Arlo Security Light also comes with mounts that are easy to adjust, allowing you to position it practically anywhere for total peace of mind.
Wink Lookout Smart Home Security Suite
Complete with a variety of devices, the entire system communicates to keep your family and belongings safe. The Wink Lookout comes with a motion sensor, siren & chime, and two window/door sensors. The latter can adorn your entryways or any window you want to monitor. If the door or window is ever open, you get an instant alert to your device. Likewise, any motion detected delivers alerts right to you.
Kuna – Smart Outdoor Security Light
Before entering, most burglars knock or ring the doorbell to see if a house is empty. Kuna detects visitors and immediately sends an alert to your phone. You can see who the visitor is on your device thanks to the camera’s live feed. Deter the potential burglar by speaking to them, setting off Kuna’s alarm, or calling the police. Kuna detects people coming up to any of your doors and immediately alerts you so you can see and interact with them on your smartphone.
Riley Wi-Fi Home Monitoring Robot
Acting as a set of eyes when you’re out and about, this intelligent robot roams around using its durable tracks and can handle every surface from tile to carpet to grass. Riley remains connected to your home’s network to transmit live HD video and audio directly to your smartphone. The 5-megapixel camera produces ultra crisp and clear images while you can also use the microphone as an intercom.
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
Keeping track of who comes to your place is now possible from your smartphone thanks to the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect. This system gives your smartphone the power to be a smart key for your door. There’s no more need for physical keys. Totally advanced for your modern world, the Smart Lock Pro comes with the August Connect Bridge. Using Wi-Fi, the entire system is accessible from your iOS or Android device. And, most conveniently, it installs with your existing lock and handle in place.
Which one of these would you use for your home? Share with us in the comments below.
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