We all know that burglar alarm boxes and CCTV cameras can be a deterrent to potential intruders, as can external lights that come on when the sensor beam is tripped. In fact there are a number of different deterrents (a lot of which can be found through Consumers Advocate). These are the obvious things to do to make your home more secure, but there are other things that are almost hidden from view, but nonetheless will add to the security of your family and possessions.
Electric Gate Openers
The best gate openers will provide extra security for your property, as the gate will not open without them. They are made to fit gates of all shapes and sizes and are usually manufactured to a very high quality that needs very little maintenance.
Of course, there will be a manual override if you need it, but that will only be available from within your home or from an app on your smartphone. They are very easy to install yourself, just make sure your gates are in good working order before you begin.
This does not mean you have a robot wondering around your home making sure all the doors and windows are locked. This is robotic software, which works 24 hours a day, even when you are asleep or away on vacation.
It has motion detectors and sensors combined with artificial intelligence, which will instantly assess whether a break-in is taking place. It will then contact the emergency services, without the intruder having any idea they have been rumbled.
These systems also have the advantage of being able to integrate with other smart devices in your home. If you have smart locks that you can lock and unlock remotely, or a sprinkler system, these and any others can all become connected.
Install a Safe
A safe for really valuable, personal items or important documents can be one of the things that an intruder may never find in your home. They can be installed in so many places, including walls and floors. As well as providing protection against intruders, a safe can also save your possessions or documents from the effects of fire or floods.
They are not the expensive item they used to be, and new technologies have made them even more robust and harder to force open.
Not everyone likes CCTV cameras on the outside of their homes. There are internal systems available now where the cameras are so small you would hardly notice them. They can be hidden away out of sight but will still do a very efficient job of recording any intrusion into your home. Some of the biggest technology companies such as Google-owned Nest and Netgear have been involved in the development of these very high-tech camera systems. As well as letting you identify whoever is in your home, they have night vision and apps that will show you the inside of your home when you are not there.
Although visible security measures do help with crime prevention, more people are opting for the less obvious options. Technology has made it possible to produce even better home security, and whether you choose ones you can see, or hidden ones, is really a matter of personal choice.
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