Newer wireless automated home security devices help maintain peace of mind, often while reducing traditional monthly fees and complex installation requirements that can be associated with older wired in whole home systems.Because many do not require any drilling, they can be an ideal security upgrade for renters and apartment dwellers who may not have an option to have their landlord alter their unit or drill holes in a wall to install a traditional system.
Doorbell cameras allow users to answer their door remotely with a smartphone app or a voice assisted device, and talk to visitors through a doorbell speaker.They can also store recordings of motion detected within a certain set distance of wherever they are installed.
Motion sensitive wireless entryway, porch or back door lighting can make climbing the porch stairs at night or finding your keys in a dark hallway a bit less stressful. You can also turn on smart exterior lights with a phone app shortly before you arrive home, so it's bright and easy to navigate when you get there.
Some smart outdoor lights also come equipped with built in security cameras that can be set to record any motion within a certain range of your front door, garage or back yard.
Wireless door and window sensors can help you keep tabs on what’s happening in your home at all times by alerting you when a specific door or window in your home has opened or closed. Installing a basic wireless surveillance camera is another effective home security option that can often be set up by the average person without a handyman or specialized installation technician.