6 smart ways to secure your home

  • 28 June 2019
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6 smart ways to secure your home
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Summer’s here, school’s out, and with holidays, festivals and day trips on the horizon, there are plenty of reasons to get out and about and enjoy the warm weather. While you’re having fun in the sun, keep your home safe and secure with our top 6 security tips.

1. Smart lights
Smart lights can be programmed to turn on to make your house seem occupied when you’re out or away on holiday. Some lights use your phone’s location to switch on lights to welcome you home. Look out for smart lights you can sync with movies and music from your smartphone and colour changing bulbs that can create different moods. In this month’s competition, we’re giving 3 lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a Philips Hue Dual Pack of smart lightbulbs.

2. Wireless security cameras
See what’s going on both in and outside your home when you’re not there, with wireless security cameras that you can monitor from your smartphone. Built-in night vision means you can see what’s happening 24/7 and you can even set up alert notifications when sound or movement is detected. Check out iD Mobile’s great selection of smartphones to help with home security.

3. Smart doorbell
Using wi-fi to notify you via your smartphone when there’s someone at your door, a smart doorbell allows you to see, hear and speak to callers even when you’re not at home. You can save and review front door footage to help keep your home secure when you’re away, and when you’re in, you can see who’s outside before you open your door. Make sure you enter this month’s competition for your chance to win a fantastic RING Video Doorbell Pro with Chime.

4. Home security systems
Put all these elements together with a complete smart home security system, which include a combination of wireless security cameras, motions sensors, alarms and lights. Smart home security systems connect to your home wi-fi and are controlled by an app on your smartphone. So, you can be in total control of your home security while sipping a Pina Colada on the beach.

5. Secure your garage
If your house can be accessed from your garage, make sure all internal and external doors and locks are well-secured. Keep everything of value out of view and invest in a sturdy lock or smart door lock to keep your garage and its contents safe and secure while you’re away from home.

6. Lo-fi security
Even without smart tech devices, there’s plenty you can do to keep your house safe. Make sure all your doors and windows are secure, lock gates, sheds and other outdoor buildings and don’t leave any tools or ladders on display in your garden. Remember to cancel the milk and paper deliveries and ask a friend or trusted neighbour to check on your home whilst you’re away. Why not consider joining your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme so you can enjoy total peace of mind as you head for the airport.

Wishing you a safe and secure summer.

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