For a long time I feared someone breaking into my unattended house while I was away on vacation—despite living in a manned gated society of New Delhi. Fortunately, today, there are a host of smart security systems available to keep our loved ones as well as valuables at home safe. Let’s take a look at some of these
This home monitoring kit allows great control and monitoring, and is super easy to install—taking only about 15 minutes for the same. The set-up is completely wireless, requiring a working broadband connection at home and SmartThings app installed on the phone to monitor and get notifications about any unexpected movement in the house premises. The app also lets you control lights and other appliances. The Samsung SmartThings kit costs
INR 30,000 onwards.
Worried about the safety of your kids at home while you work in office? Or, looking to keep tabs on the new caretaker for your ill parents? Check out Belkin’s NetCam HD wireless IP camera, which live streams video along with sound to your smartphone for monitoring. It costs INR 8000 onwards.
This wire-free video monitoring system from Netgear uses a peel-and-stick camera that allows you to easily change the monitoring location as per the requirement. The installation is also quick.
Compatible with all iOS devices, this smart security system with camera sends you alerts via e-mail and texts without any additional costs. Using wireless sensors, it is perfect for wireless monitoring.
D-Link wireless surveillance camera
Monitoring suspicious movements outside the house is also important to prevent robberies. D-link’s wireless HD outdoor surveillance camera is just perfect for external monitoring since it is specially designed to withstand all kinds of weather changes and enables users to view the feed from anywhere.
GE personal security alarm kit
GE’s smart security system includes three window alarms and one luxury door alarm. Its 120-decibel alarm alerts you to any potential intrusions.
Honeywell’s 5853 Glass-break detector alerts you if any glass in the house is broken or tampered with by an unidentified person or through any other means. It has a range of up to 7.6m (25 feet) and a battery lasting about ten years.
You may use these systems stand alone or in combination as per your requirements. Most of these systems can be integrated with other systems to get the desired results.