Home security is imperative whether you are at home, shopping for the holiday season or away on holiday. Leaving your home for any period of time makes it more susceptible to break-ins. According to the Bureau of Justice, household burglaries are around 10% more common during the summer than during the winter, as people often leave their windows or doors open or unlocked when they go out for the day to get the house cool. However, this allows for the ideal opportunity for theft.
However, there are gadgets available that could significantly reduce, or completely stop, burglars from breaking into your property. There are several ways smart home devices can deter burglars from your home. Here are the top 6 security gadgets you need:
1. The Burton Torino NMK/4 Safe
If you want to ensure your most valued possessions are kept safe, it is worth investing in a burglar-safe volt. The Burton Torino NMK/4 Safe has been tried and tested by experts who simply couldn’t break in. They even tried to drill through, hammer and smash the safe but without success – now that’s impressive!
2. The Saxby Security Light
This is an outdoor security light that is specifically designed to send out a dazzling glare whenever it is activated by its PIR or the passive infrared sensors. It is a great addition for anyone who has a shady doorway, as it improves security by detecting people that come close to your doorway and will also help you find your keys at night.
3. The Barking Dog Alarm
Don’t have a guard dog? Don’t worry! Simply purchase the Barking Dog Alarm. This alarm mimics the bark of a rottweiler, without the bite marks. It is the perfect device to deter burglars from entering your property. Once activated, the alarm gives out the sound of a vicious guard dog that should scar burglars, causing them to run away. The alarm also comes with a 360-degree radar detector and the alarm is effective even through walls!
4. The Dummy Camera
Although the Dummy Camera is significantly cheaper than a real CCTV set-up, its cameras are just as effective at scaring burglars and troublemakers away. The camera is made from a real camera housing that contains a genuine camera body and lens. This camera will certainly bear up under close scrutiny and will help monitor who is on your premises, keeping you and your family safe from intruders.
5. The Fake TV Light
One of the most clever ways to deter burglars from your property and improve home security is by being at home. However, that’s not possible all of the time so many people choose to leave their lights on to ‘trick’ burglars into assuming their property is occupied. However, a very clever idea is to use a fake TV light. With an update on the timer switch, this fake TV light simply mimics the coloured flashes and glow of a television, making it seem as though there is someone staying up late for a show even though you are actually miles away enjoying your holiday!
6. The Siren Padlock
Padlocks are generally not accessible without a key. However, there are some burglars that will try to pick a padlock to gain access into a garage, garden shed or building they are not granted access to. The siren padlock solves this problem. The siren padlock looks like a normal heavy-duty lock but with one difference – it has a built-in alarm that will activate loudly if the lock is touched, moved, or knocked. This padlock can be used for anything, from garden sheds and garages, to crates or cycles.
So, there you have it! Our list of the top 6 security items to keep your home safe. As you can see, security doesn’t have to be complicated, all you need is to invest in some good quality gadgets to secure your home while you are away. What are some tricks or gadgets you use to deter burglars from your property? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!