If you aren’t ready for a dedicated security system, there are a variety of standalone devices available that allow you to monitor your home remotely using your phone or tablet. Protect your home with these handy home security gadgets!
1. Philips Hue Wireless Bulbs Starter Kit (£179)
The Philips Hue Wireless Bulbs Starter Kit contains everything you would need to control the lighting in your home from a device such as a smart phone or table.
Hue lights, bulbs and LED strips allow homeowners to control the lighting in their home via the Hue app (Free). The Hue app allows the user to turn the lights on and off, adjust brightness and change the colour all from your smart phone and tablet. Lights can even be automated to turn on and off at times that suit you which acts as a great burglary deterrent.
2. Yale Easy Fit Alarm Range (ranges from around £150 – £500 dependent on model)
Yale has designed a range of alarms called the ‘Easy Fit Range’ which allows homeowners to easily install a DIY home alarm system. Each product in the range harnesses pre-programmed wirefree technology. The range is available in four different kits, alongside a range of accessories so that you can tailor it to suit the security of your home.
3. Ring Video Doorbell ($199)
The Ring Video Doorbell is a wireless doorbell that allows you to answer your door from your iOS or Android phone by connecting to your Wi-Fi. A wide angled HD camera with motion detection allows users to see who is at their door and sends an instant alert to your smart phone.
4. Fake TV (£19.99)
Fake TV is a home security product which gives the illusion that someone is at home watching TV. The home security product is programmed to automatically turn on when it is dark outside to act as a burglary deterrent.
5. iSmartAlarm Home Security System (£199.95)
The wireless iSmartAlarm Home Security System puts you in control—thanks to do-it-yourself in-home installation and self-monitoring and control from the iSmartAlarm app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Even better, there are no monthly fees or contracts.