When putting together your home security system, you want to make sure that you don’t forget the outdoors. Between the threats presented by car and package thieves, weather events, and yard hazards like swimming pools, protecting the perimeter of your property is as important as protecting your home itself. To get started there are some essentials you will want to consider. Here are the most popular:
1. Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
Outdoor surveillance cameras are different than indoor surveillance cameras. First, they are designed to withstand the elements. Their housings are rain, wind, and even tamper-proof. Secondly, they offer features like night-vision and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) so you can focus on the emerging threat. Outdoor surveillance cameras don’t just help to identify and record any threats to your home, they also act as a powerful deterrent to criminals like burglars. Burglars that see your outdoor cameras are likely to skip your home and pick a target with less risk of getting caught.
2. Doorbell Cameras
Package theft is on the rise and it’s leaving many homeowners concerned about their options. The best way to prevent package theft is with a doorbell camera. Doorbell cameras work with sensors that turn on anytime someone comes to your front door. They will then send a notification to your smartphone where you can view your front porch. With doorbell cameras, you’ll know exactly when a package arrives. You’ll also be able to capture anyone trying to steal your packages and provide evidence of the theft to the police.
3. Sensor Lights
Like surveillance cameras, lighting is a really effective deterrent to crime. Studies have shown that outdoor lights deter 39% of criminals. Criminals prefer to operate in the cover of darkness, using the lack of visibility to slip in and out of a home undetected. Sensor lights turn on once someone has entered your property. Thieves can often mistake automated sensors as someone being at home and noticing their presence. They’ll flee the scene and your home will be safe. Sensor lights are also good because they help prevent trip and slip and falls that can lead to premises, because they illuminate dark walkways automatically.
4. Smart Locks
Smart locks are a great way to secure your home because they are relatively impermeable. Smart locks use either a keypad, an access key, or bluetooth instead of a traditional key. They are easy to use and can ensure that you’re only letting people in that you want. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about hiding a key to get in if you’ve lost your house keys. Hidden door keys are often found by criminals.
These four essentials will help you secure your home perimeter. At Supercircuits we offer all the technologies and tools you need to secure both the inside and the outside of your home. Plus we provide unlimited tech support, so no matter what security equipment you buy, you’ll always be able to use it. Call us today to get started on protecting the outside of your home.