Keep Your House Safe with these Gadgets

July 20, 2015

8:00 pm

We usually have a strong sense of insecurity towards of house, even though we like to think about it as our stronghold – especially while we are away. If that absence period lasts for a few days or weeks than the feeling that something will go wrong during that time highly increases, even if there is nothing happening at all.

Luckily, technology has come a long way in recent years and, at the moment, is somewhat possible to be at any place in the world, without actually being physically there. The same goes for our homes during times of absence, as the gadget market already offers some solutions for this problem. Let’s take a closer look at some of the security gadgets that can help keep our houses safe.

Video monitoring

Video monitoring is an excellent solution for anyone willing to actually see what is going on inside (or outside) their houses during times of absence. Products like Oco (previously mentioned on Tech.co) are easy to set up and offer great functionality, making these solutions a reliable and affordable option for video monitoring.

You basically just need to plug it in, set it up using your smartphone, and after that you can get a real-time video steam, or watch recorded pieces in the cloud. With features like 720p cloud streaming, night vision, viewing on any device (smartphones, tablets, computers, …), and real-time alerts, these are perfect for anyone, who want to see and listen what is happening while they are away.

These devices, especially when they have two-way talk function, which enables them to transmit sound, are extremely helpful in overseeing your children or elderly people, when you’re not at home.

Home sensing system

During times of absence, accidents like water leakages or even fires are obviously impossible to control, and often result in catastrophic situations like ruined buildings and furniture. Fortunately, the market already has a solution for these kinds of troubles: Wally Home is an amazing little device that can track water leaks, humidity and temperature, alerting users if anything goes beyond normal values.

It consists in a main unit and several smaller ones, that can be spread throughout the house, therefore allowing the owners to know in which division the problem is located.

Gas detection system

Sometimes, our houses can present some dangers which cannot be seen, heard, or sensed at all by us. Carbon monoxide, for example, is a deadly gas that has no color or smell, so we humans cannot detect it – but it will kill us with an astonishing ease.

In order to avoid this, we need a device that can detect it. Nest Protect is a gadget that not only detects carbon monoxide but also smoke. It tests itself automatically and can last up to a decade, which makes it a good investment.

Do you have any other home security gadgets alternatives? Let us know in the comments.

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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