We all know how important safety is for ourselves, our families, and for our homes. We all probably know the typical ways to keep our homes safe from burglaries, such as having several locks on our doors, alarms systems, spotlights, etc. But there are many more options for keeping your home safe that are not as well known or thought about.
This article will discuss three high tech security gadgets that can benefit your home. These gadgets are ideal for adding to your home security plan, and since they range from price and easy to use, there is something for everyone. Read along to see how these gadgets can help keep your home safe from intruders.
One gadget to add to your home for more security is a keyless lock. This lock, as you might have already guessed, does not require a key for entry but rather a code. You choose the code yourself and set up the system to acknowledge only your code. The keyless locks work much like the keyless entry you probably have for your car. You typically get a device that lets you push a button for entry, or you can enter the code. Most of these systems have a built in alarm and can also notify you if someone has opened a door, attempted to turn the knob, or force their way into your home. This device is great, as it does not allow for someone to pick the lock on your doorknob, as is typically of break-ins on homes that have keyed entries.
Doorstep and window wedge alarm
Another gadget to add to your home’s protection is a doorstop or window wedge alarm. These devices look like wedges, or doorstops, and are placed behind closed doors or no windowsills of closed windows. This way, if an intruder makes their way inside your home, the doorstop alarm will trigger when any interior doors are opened, emitting a shrill sound that alerts you to the intruder, and will more than likely scare the intruder away. Also, adding these wedge alarms to your windowsills will hopefully keep the intruder from even entering the home. The window wedges work similarly to the doorstop wedges, in that they are triggered when the windows are opened from the outside or are broken.
Another high tech gadget for your home security is called a memory switch. The memory switch is one of the more complex and high tech gadgets mentioned in this article. This device is able to memorize the patterns in which you turn on the lights in your home, and recreate this pattern when you are not home, thus looking like you are home and hopefully deterring any potential intruders. The device runs on battery power, so you won’t have to worry if there is a power outage. The memory switch is a more creative device that helps to secure your home. You can set up the pattern however you wish and turn the device on and off as you come and go.