5 Security Gadgets Every Home Needs

Our homes are the most important spaces in our lives. Your house or apartment is just not the place where you eat, sleep, and live. Our homes are like extensions of ourselves. And so, when a burglar breaks into our home and rifles through our belongings, it makes us feel violated!

No one should have to experience the pain of being a burglary victim. Unfortunately, if we don’t take steps to make our homes secure, we are more or less inviting trouble in.

Camera System

Installing a few CCTV cameras around your home will allow you to record any and all goings on that occur on your property. Having your CCTV installation undertaken by a business like ACCL is sensible. Their CCTV installers will be able to advise you on the best position for your cameras. This will ensure that you are able to utilise them to their full potential.

Installing CCTV cameras can be expensive. If you are operating on a strict budget, you should look into fake CCTV systems. You could be forgiven for thinking that fake cameras are of no security value, but they can be very helpful. Many burglars will avoid houses when they can see a CCTV camera. They won’t risk working out if it’s real or not; they’ll just move onto a property without one.

Barking Dog Alarm

Dogs are very effective at deterring burglars (assuming they aren’t too friendly of course) but a dog isn’t a viable option for everyone. If you want (some of) the security benefits that a dog provides, without the burden of the animal itself, the barking dog alarm could be the perfect solution. When triggered, the device emits the sound of a guard dog.

Fake TV Light

Many people used to use a time switch to turn their televisions on and off at night. The idea of this is to give the illusion of someone being home, therefore, keeping burglars from attempting to burgle the property. The fake TV light takes this concept further. Rather than turning your TV on and off, it will instead emit coloured flashes and lights which are designed to mimic the appearance of a TV image projected onto a curtain.

Disguised Storage

There are a number of discrete storage units, sometimes known as ‘secret stashes’ which are perfect for hiding smaller valuables in. These storage units are designed to look like everyday household items, drinks cans, for example. Professional burglars know exactly what they are looking for; they will glance over a tub of beans without giving it a second thought.

Pressure-Sensitive Doormat

A pressure-sensitive doormat is an ingenious new invention and one that is useful beyond its security applications. The pressure-sensitive mat is connected to a home’s doorbell. Whenever someone steps on the mat, it triggers a chime. This means that, not only will you be alerted whenever anyone approaches your door, it will also automatically let you know when guests arrive!

With the right security gadgets in your home, you won’t have to worry any longer about uninvited guests. While the thought of being burgled can be very scary, it might help to know just how simple it is to effectively defend yourself against this threat.

Diana Simpson

Diana is a passionate blogger and a curious soul who is on the quest of finding what she loves the most; coffee, dogs, books or traveling? Born and bred in London, writing is her healing power.

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