5 Gadgets that make your home more secure

To ensure your home stays safe, this blog highlights some of the best smart home security methods you can use. From smart locks to smart doorbells, these are the best ways you and your home can stay safe.

5 Gadgets that make your home more secure
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock 2022 on a desk

We have to say it, but break-ins happen. While insurance may , secure your house to prevent theft. So we suggest you grab these 5 gadgets that make your home more secure.

1. Smart Home Hub

Smart home devices are useful for a number of reasons, including their security value. When connected to your existing security system, your Amazon Echo, Sonos One, or Google Nest can make your home more secure.

Gadgets That Make Your Home More Secure
Google Nest smart speaker on display

Part of the reason is convenience. When you can simply ask Alexa to turn on the alarm, you are less likely to forget to arm the house.

It is also useful to control your smart home when you aren’t there, making it seem like someone is home. Burglars are far less likely to target homes that are currently occupied.

2. Smart Lock

Do you trust the lock on your front door? The answer is probably not. We all know just how easily traditional locks can be picked or broken.

Unfortunately, adding an extra security gate may not be a solution. However, using smart locks is a great alternative.

Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 electronic door lock

While some smart locks work with keys, they also require your phone, a code, a fingerprint, or a key fob to open. There is no foolproof way to keep your home safe, but smart locks are a lot better at it than the traditional kind.

3. Smart Security Cameras

If you don’t have security cameras set up, you should get some immediately. The mere presence of visible cameras can be a huge deterrent to potential thieves.

Going for a smart camera allows you to access it from your phone no matter where you are. You don’t have to wonder about what’s going on at your empty house. You just need to open an app on your phone.

4. Lighting Systems

As mentioned, the appearance that someone is home can be a massive deterrent, which is why having your Echo play music or the radio can help keep your home safe. The same is true with lighting.

A dark house in the early evening is clearly not occupied, but you don’t have to leave all of your lights on and hike your electricity bill. Rather, lighting that you can schedule or control remotely can create a convincing illusion.

5. Smart Doorbells

Opening the door for whoever may be at it is unsafe, but you don’t need to look through a tiny peephole to see who is there. Instead, opt for a smart doorbell.

This provides a digital peephole, as it has a camera with audio and video. You can also respond remotely to make it seem like someone is home.

Burglars may press the doorbell to see if someone is home. If no one responds, they go ahead with the burglary. If you respond through your phone, they will not know the difference.

The above gadgets will make your home that much more secure. Don’t leave your home’s security up to chance. Burglaries are still far too common but are often avoidable.

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Content at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a parenting and STEM influencer and loves to voice her opinion on product marketing, innovation and gadgets (of course!) in general.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

Cool self-care Valentine’s Day gifts to treat yourself with

Cool self-care Valentine’s Day gifts to treat yourself with

There’s no better time to show yourself a little TLC than Valentine’s Day. Yes, medical experts agree that regular attention to our physical and mental health increases motivation and gives us more energy when it’s time to be productive. So,..
Master & Dynamic MW09 review: ANC earbuds with live performance-like audio

Master & Dynamic MW09 review: ANC earbuds with live performance-like audio

Like most people these days, I’m on the go a lot. So a good pair of wireless earphones is a must for me. And that’s why I was happy to try these premium earbuds for a few days. They boast..
10 cool tech gadgets that are coming soon

10 cool tech gadgets that are coming soon

If you like to stay ahead of the trends and know what new gadgets are on the horizon—months before their release—you’re in for a treat. We’ve got a sneak peek of the hottest, most exclusive tech gadgets coming soon. From..
Innovative AI gadgets coming up in 2024

Innovative AI gadgets coming up in 2024

Is your newsfeed full of articles about AI and the products that use it? Then you know AI is poised to drastically change how we work and live in ways we still don’t know. And that’s fascinating! In the meantime,..
Campfire Audio Orbit review: the everyday earbuds with a fun, sonic profile

Campfire Audio Orbit review: the everyday earbuds with a fun, sonic profile

Are you searching for audiophile-quality earbuds that you can use every day? Then check out the Campfire Audio Orbit. These TWS earbuds transmit realistic sound without the need for DSP. When listening to music or taking calls on the go,..
Nightside NS01 personal task lamp review: this bedside reading lamp has a targeted spotlight

Nightside NS01 personal task lamp review: this bedside reading lamp has a targeted spotlight

Looking for a bedside lamp that’s as good for reading as it is for setting the ambience? Then check out the Nightside NS01. This stylish bedside reading lamp has its own spotlight and won an A’Design Award. As a homeowner,..