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Smart home bonanza on home security

Once upon a time, not so long ago, if you wanted CCTV cameras installed at home, you’d be ringing professional surveillance companies and having to steady your legs when the quote came back. Surveillance technology is now far more accessible to the consumer with easy step by-step installations that even the staunchest technophobe can master.  

With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable return to school. Technology is a primary focus for today’s budding students, and it’s important that they have the right tools at hand. To help tackle the tech minefield, we’ve put together a school’s back guide!

Security Cameras

You can buy cameras as wireless units or wired, which will suit different living conditions. If you rent or are planning to move, then the portability of wireless cameras is recommended; you can take them wherever you go. Wired cameras offer a more permanent solution. The benefit is that a wired camera requires a power supply, so you don’t have to worry about recharging batteries.

video doorbells

An alternative to installing a multiple camera system, a video doorbell is essentially a video intercom system that lets you see who’s at the door – whether you’re home or away – and interact with them via two-way chat. You can also manage deliveries and protect against parcel theft. Activity alerts and live feed video can be accessed from a smartphone or other connected displays like a hub or a smart TV.

Smart locks

Smart locks are essentially digital keys – all you need is a passcode or smartphone app to gain access. Entry codes can also be set to admit pre-approved visitors, cleaners, dog walkers, or guests at Airbnb properties.