Updated: Apr 8
Home security systems are an essential addition to many of our homes, particular as a lot of people have spent most of the last year living and working from home.
However, cameras, alarms, motion sensor lights and other tools meant to stop would-be burglars are also very useful to make your life easier in other ways.
Here are some top tips for making the most of your home security.
Use Doorbell Cameras To Stop Package Thieves
Doorbell cameras, first patented in 1966, are also a great way to keep an eye on packages that have been left at the front door, as well as a way to check up on pets playing outside.
Use Two Way Cameras To Monitor Pets
Many security cameras come equipped with two-way microphones which allow you to deter thieves but also monitor and talk to your pets.
You can record every detail, make sure they know they’re not alone and even deter them from making a mess of your furnishings.
Night vision cameras can also work as baby monitors in a very similar way.
Use Door Alarms To Check Who Has Returned
Most alarm systems have motion sensors to track when someone has broken into your home, but many of them also have a chime setting that alerts you when the front door has been opened.
This can be used to give you peace of mind that your children or partner have come home safe.