Top Smart Home Devices for Protecting Your Family?

From doorbells cameras to smart locks


December 4, 2020

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Your home possesses many items that serve different purposes for your unique needs. There’s the refrigerator to keep your food fresh, the desk in the living room for organizing important documents, and the chair in the corner of your bedroom that holds a growing pile of laundry. But wouldn’t it be great if we had a gadget that could take care of the little things we forget about handling?

Some of the best smart home devices for your home can remember those pesky but essential tasks that play a critical role in protecting your home but can easily slip any homeowner’s mind.

Doorbell cameras

Take your home’s exterior security to the next level with a doorbell cam like the SkyBell doorbell video camera. The SkyBell doorbell camera is one of the top smart devices for your home because it lets you see what’s going on outside your property without having to leave your couch. When someone rings the doorbell, the SkyBell sends a live feed alert to your phone.

If a visitor is scoping out your home and never rings the doorbell, the SkyBell will still capture their movement using its motion sensors. Use the doorbell camera’s two-way audio to ask the delivery man to leave the package by the front door. Tell a door-to-door salesman you’re not interested in what they’re offering without having to stop what you’re doing. Two-way audio is also a great way to scare off intruders or unwanted visitors.

Unlike traditional peepholes that only provide clarity during the daytime, doorbell cameras have color night vision that lets you see who’s outside at all hours. When you want to keep track of who’s been visiting your home, open your doorbell’s activity history on your app. This handy feature logs the day’s events, keeping you connected and continuously aware of everything.

Smart door locks

It’s a Monday morning, and you’ve managed to drop the kids off at school before the first bell, pack your lunch, and make it work on time. Then you realize you forgot to lock the front door back at home. Adding a smart lock to the list of smart devices for your home gives you the freedom to lock or unlock your home from anywhere.

Pairing your smart locks with Bluetooth connectivity means your door locks immediately recognize when you haven’t locked your door after leaving a designated perimeter. This will trigger your door to lock automatically and keep potential intruders from gaining easy access inside.

The magic doesn’t end there. Some smart locks let you assign temporary digital keys to household guests or service workers, like dog walkers and housekeepers. You can keep your home secure by customizing these keys so they only work during certain hours. If you don’t feel like giving out a set of temporary keys or passcodes to guests, just use your phone to grant visitors access inside your home.

Keychain remote control

The keychain remote control is a compact device with built-in buttons that can electronically arm or disarm your system from remote locations or within your home. The keychain remote control is excellent for children who may need to disarm an alarm panel without remembering a passcode. The remote control can also be distributed to household guests visiting for the holidays. The compact remote is a great size for packing in totes, briefcases, or backpacks.

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Set the scene

If your goal in life is to reduce the number of times you have to leave the comforts of your sofa or bed, then you’re going to love setting the scene with the Amazon Echo Dot. This function can auto-adjust smart home technology and security devices in your home.

Bedtime scenes, for instance, can turn off your smart light bulbs, arm your security panel, auto-adjust your air conditioner to a comfortable setting, and lock your doors. Movie night scenes can also adjust your smart bulbs to a setting appropriate for fully enjoying the living room television screen.

Lock your doors

With the Amazon Echo Dot in your home, locking or unlocking your doors is as easy as speaking. Using voice command lets you quickly secure your locks from wherever you may be in your home. It doesn’t require keys or a passcode, which is useful when you’re rocking a baby to sleep or feeding the dog.

Arm your security system

Much like locking your doors, you can securely arm your home’s alarm system using your voice. To enjoy this feature, integrate your Amazon Echo Dot with your alarm system. When you’re ready to secure your home at night before climbing into bed, simply say “Alexa, arm Brinks Home™,” and then rest easy knowing your home is safe and secure.

There are many different smart home devices available to keep your home secure. If you’re still uncertain which smart products are the right fit for your home, you can speak to a Senior Security Consultant at Brinks Home. We provide families with award-winning security packages that can be tailored to your needs.

Smart home automation is great for convenience and can cut down the number of tasks on your schedule. Contact us to start a conversation today.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.

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