Written by Mascha

What do you need to secure your home in a smart way?

You're looking for products to secure your home. As you make a choice, you have one requirement: the products have to be smart. With smart products, you're aware of danger in your home anytime, anywhere. In this article, we'll give you 5 tips to consider when you want to secure your home with smart products.

Tip 1: smart alarm system

Smart alarm system

A smart alarm system is the starting point for a secure smart home. Such a smart alarm system has a few core elements: the app, remote notifications, extensions, and the base station. You connect the system to WiFi and determine the number of accessories based on the size of your home. If the alarm system is switched on and an accessory detects danger, you'll receive a notification on your phone no matter where you are. This way, you're always aware of events at home.

Tip 2: smart security camera

Smart security camera

There are two types of smart security cameras: an IP camera for your alarm system and a stand-alone security camera. If you already have a smart alarm system at home, choose the first version. You'll have all data and information in one app. Want to start your smart home security journey with a security camera? Choose a stand-alone model. Put IP cameras in places that you want to monitor at all times, such as your living room, front door, or the garden. If motion is detected, you'll receive a push notification on your smartphone and you can watch live right away.

Tip 3: smart doorbells

Smart doorbell

Smart doorbells have an integrated camera so you can see who is at the door anytime, anywhere. As soon as your visitor rings the doorbell, you get a notification via the app that is linked to your smart device. You can go to the app to see who is at the door and you're even able to communicate with your visitor. And all of this without opening your front door. This makes a smart doorbell a safe addition to your house, even if you're at home.

Tip 4: smart lighting

Smart lights

Turn on your lights remotely to make it look like you're at home. You can use the app that is linked to your smart device to control smart lighting, no matter where you are. When you're in the house, you can quickly switch between different preset lighting scenes. If you're outdoors, you can conveniently turn your lights on and off. Each brand has its own user characteristics. Some work via Bluetooth and others use WiFi. You can read more about this on the product pages.

Tip 5: smart door locks

Smart door lock

Complete your smart home security system with a smart door lock. A key to open and lock your door is a thing of the past. With a smart lock, you can do this simply with the app on your smartphone or an access code. A lot of smart locks allow you to set different access codes. With every notification of the lock having been unlocked, you can see who it was in the app. It's a handy checkpoint that way.

Article by:
Mascha Smart Home Expert.

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