Taking action to protect your home is a critical part of being a homeowner
It’s estimated that 67.2 percent of burglaries across the country are residential, according to FBI data. Unfortunately, many homeowners forgo home security all together. This results in an estimated property loss of $3.4 billion. Do you take security seriously? Keep your home safe with these smart tech solutions for a safer, smarter home.
1. Custom Smart Blinds
Strangers don’t need to see what’s in your home. Keep prying eyes averted and would-be burglars at bay by adding blinds and curtains to the windows around your house to keep your valuables out of sight. But don’t just throw up any old blinds or curtains; instead, opt for custom smart blinds. Compatible with every smart home system, Lutron Serena smart shades feature industry-leading performance when it comes to battery life. These smart shades can be controlled by any smart device from anywhere simply by using the Lutron App and Smart Bridge. Plus, these shades are available in a range of colors and fabrics, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety.
2. Window Alarms and Motion Sensors
Consider your home’s main points of entry, like the doors and windows. Locks certainly make a good barrier; however, motion, window, and even door sensors provide a higher level of security. Think about adding a sensor to every window and door. This way, an alarm will be triggered if an entry is compromised. There are a variety of sensors on the market, some of which can be wired directly into your existing alarm system and others that run efficiently on batteries alone. Either way, adding this extra layering of protection to your home can provide peace of mind.
3. Smart Lighting
Smart lighting has transformed home entertainment. With just the tap of a finger, you can create a personalized theater-quality movie night experience or switch gears into gaming mode with all the ambient lighting you could imagine. But smart lighting isn’t just for watching movies at home and gaming sessions. It’s for security, too. Whether you’re out late and want to come home to a well-lit house or if you’re away and want to give the appearance that you’re home, a smart home lighting system makes it possible. Plus, you can often automate lighting schedules that work for your routine from virtually anywhere, all from an app. Now that’s smart.
4. Smart Door Locks
We’ve all been there. It goes like this: we’re minding our own business in the drive-thru line at the corner coffee shop and panic sets in — your heart drops. Did I remember to lock the doors? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves, and will likely ask ourselves again at some time or another. With smart door locks you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe and secure behind a locked door. Smart locks offer remote control, which means you can lock up the house from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. Lost keys? Don’t worry. Having app-paired smart locks means no more keys. Features like guest access allow for visitors to come and go at set times and days of their choosing. And you can even pair smart locks with your home’s security system so that your home sensors and locks automatically arm and lock when you leave.
There are lots of ways to keep your home safe. Whether it’s a top-notch home security system or door and window alarms, taking action to protect your home is essential.