3 Smart Devices to Help Secure Your Home

In a modern world full of changing technology, what better way to protect your home than using smart devices? If you don’t know already, voice-controlled thermostats or lights aren’t just something you see in a futuristic movie anymore.

In fact, smart devices are available to the average household, and are growing in popularity every day. However, with so many products on the market, it can be hard to know where to start looking.

The Clean Cans team doesn’t just know about trash cans!  We’re also familiar with home products, and love sharing what we know. That’s why we’re here to give you a few suggestions on how to make your home more secure.

Here are Mr. Clean Can’s top 3 suggested smart devices every household could use to help secure their home.

DIY Home Security System

Burglars and other petty criminals – beware! Today, home security systems are more sophisticated than ever before.

Our favorite alarm system is from Simplisafe. They offer exceptionally easy setup (just open the box and plug it in), no contracts and fair pricing on 24/7 monitoring. Even better, their home systems have multiple safeguards with a backups so your emergency signal reaches the police when you need it most.

In addition, advanced features include motion and door sensors, glass break detection and video playback (if you get their optional camera) that you can access directly from your phone.  View systems at simplisafe.com.

Doorbell CamRing Doorbell Cameras

Peepholes on your front door are only useful if you’re actually home. But you’re not always there to see what’s going on.

Luckily, a doorbell cam can detect any type of motion and notify you on your tablet or phone. Even better, you can interact with visitors in real time – even if you’re halfway across the world!

Ring makes our favorite door cameras and offers a bunch of power options and color combinations. Their products are also compatible with Alexa, iOS, Android and Mac.

Even if you don’t have a Ring device, you can sign up to use their Neighbors app and get real-time crime and safety alerts from your neighbors and law enforcement!  Click here to download the Neighbors app for free!

Nest Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

Did you know that you’re supposed to test your smoke alarm monthly? Unfortunately, most people don’t – unless their burning toast sets it off. Even then, people are tempted to take out the batteries and leave the annoying smoke detector off so it doesn’t happen again.

Well, gone are the days of turning off your smoke detector with a dish towel. Smart devices from Nest offer smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that are straight from the future.

They’ve incorporated thoughtful features like a night light that goes off when you walk by or automatic battery detection that promises never to chirp while you’re sleeping. Their smart devices can tell the difference between steam and smoke with fancy humidity sensors. And even better, you can control everything right from your phone!

These smoke detectors automatically test themselves on a regular basis to give you peace of mind and make your house more secure than ever.

Finally, you can even integrate your smoke detectors with Alexa, your home security system, thermostat or video doorbell. Having a smart home is as commonplace as having a smartphone these days! So if you care about your family’s safety and security, let today’s leading smart devices help.

 

Have you tried any of these smart devices yet? Tell us about your experience with them in the comments below!