You love your apartment, but how safe is it? You can only control so much about your neighborhood, and you may not always be able to decide who has access to your building or who your neighbors are. Luckily, there are several tech gadgets that will keep you and your home protected, whether you’re inside, out and about, or traveling far away.
Smart Door Locks
Tech-enabled door locks provide an extra layer of security for your apartment. Some of them even look like traditional door knobs, so outsiders won’t know what type of software is hidden inside it. These locks are much harder to break into because traditional lock-picking is useless. Depending on the type of lock, you can give digital keys with time expirations on them or use temporary codes in case someone is going to quickly drop by. You can also lock your doors if you forget to. Some of these locks can even sense when you’re coming home and automatically unlock the door as you approach.
CO2 and Smoke Detectors
Odds are that you have traditional CO2 and smoke detectors in your apartment already, but smart detectors take safety to the next level. You can connect the device to your home Internet, and it will alert you if CO2 or smoke is detected, regardless of where you are. You can also quickly turn the alarm off in case it detects something you have under control, like burning food. Not only will this protect you when you are home, but it also lets you respond quickly to an emergency if you aren’t home.
Combined with smart door locks, video doorbells can help you control access and safeguard your apartment. Video doorbells can monitor your front door whether you’re at home or away. Depending on how fancy your doorbell is, it might even let you speak to whoever is at the door, regardless of where you are. The camera can help you monitor activity in the hallway, and make sure that you know who is at your door before answering for any unexpected visitors. Many of these video doorbells don’t require a lot of modifications to install, which means you won’t have to tear apart your door just to feel safer.
Technology continues to make amazing advances that help you improve your life and safeguard the people and things you love. Knowing you have access to your home when you’re away can help you feel more secure than you would normally.