“Smart Home” Tips for Protection While You’re Away

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As we enter the summer months, many of us will be going away on various kinds of trips. Whenever you leave your house, home security is always at the back of your mind. Did you turn off all the lights upstairs? Did you lock all the entrance doors? With “Smart Home” technologies, you can help ensure that your home is safe while you’re away.

  1. Smart locks and doorbells

Smart locks have a data chip that keeps track of entries and exits. There are different types of smart locks that can communicate with your phone or your smart home setup via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also create virtual passes that work for a specified duration of time for visitors. Smart doorbells can alert a smartphone or a computer and automatically stream a live video when the doorbell rings.


  1. Smart security cameras

Smart security cameras can record video around the house when they detect motion and can stream a live video feed to your mobile device even if you’re away. Some security cameras also offer two-way audio so that you can talk to your visitors which can prevent potential burglaries.


  1. Smart lightbulbs and switches

Smart lightbulbs and switches can be connected with WiFi so you can turn your lights on and off through your mobile device. Most smart lightbulbs can be screwed into standard light fixtures.

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