Week 4: Future Focused

Research shows that when the clocks go back burglaries spike by a huge 38%*! With this in mind, as UK homeowners wind their clocks back in week four, we’re looking forward to all things smart security.

Smart security is making the way we live easier. The rise of automated homes means this week we’ll be looking at the latest security gadgets available to protect your home. Starting with how smart door locks are transforming entry to our homes.

Smart Door Locks
No more lost keys! With a smart door lock you can access your home via PIN code, key card, key-tag, remote fob, or even your smartphone. You can even keep track of who comes and goes through your front door when the lock is connected to a smart hub system. Great for admitting guests, cleaners, carers or anyone who’s lost a key or forgotten their PIN code.

Home cameras
CCTV systems allow remote viewing of your property from any location using a smartphone app. Recorded footage can also be saved on a computer and used as police evidence in the event of a break-in.

Indoor cameras allow you to monitor mischief indoors. Want to see if the dog walker showed up on time, or if the kids are home safe from school? Indoor IP cameras provide high definition still images and live video streaming, straight to your smartphone or tablet. Some even allow you to say hello via a two-way audio feature.

Smart plugs
For added peace of mind, turn home appliances on/off remotely using a power switch via your smartphone – ideal for giving the impression you’re home when you’re away.

Smart Home Alarms
Receive instant image alerts to your smartphone when motion is detected. You can even arm, part-arm or disarm your device, all with a tap on your smartphone. What’s more, there’s no more mess! Some smart home alarms are self-contained with no wired connections required.

*Cooperative Insurance