We all want to feel safe and protected in our most private sanctuary, our home. Our houses are where our most valuable possessions and those most dear to us reside. However, with the holiday season fast approaching the rate of crimes and accidents within the home is going up. Lets stay protected this year, Deco & Bloom style, with essential gadgets to keep your family safe. Let us know which one was your favorite in the comments below!
Welcome – Netatmo: When it comes to security for years the gold standard has been the security camera, but only recently have the prices dropped to the point where they are a viable defense for the average home. With the drop in price, there has also been an increase in technology, like this new smart cam from Netamo. This camera not only records anyone who comes and goes from your home, it also has facial recognition that can store the identities of known occupants of the house, and alert you whenever a stranger enters your home.
Insteon Door and Window Sensor – Target: This set of sensors is deceptively simple. A pair a magnetic strips send a signal whenever they are detached from one another, activating an event of your choice, from turning on the lights in the next room, to setting off an alarm. These simple pieces of home tech are a great way to ward off would be thieves, and are also fantastic for general automation of your home.
Birdi – Birdi: Keeping your family safe is about more than just keeping the bad guys at bay. Natural causes within the home can put your family at just as much risk as someone breaking into your home. Most houses come equipped with smoke detectors, but it’s not uncommon for people to simply disconnect the batteries to stop that horrible wailing noise. Birdi is a new breed of alarm, detecting smoke, carbon monoxide, and even air quality, and reporting it all directly to your smart phone. You can know the conditions within your home even when you aren’t home, and keep track of long term statistics to help keep your family happy, healthy, and secure.