Recent research* has revealed that the style of your home impacts your chance of burglary. According to the data, Art Deco homes had the highest burglary rate, followed by Georgian and then Stuart. At the other end of the scale, new builds, as well as those built in the 70s and 80s, had the lowest burglary risk.
To help reduce the risk and make your home more secure, investing in security measures such as alarms or CCTV can be a good place to start. Despite common opinion, adding security items to your home doesn’t mean that they have to be unsightly. Smart products can provide high-tech and contemporary solutions that suit and compliment every household, no matter what your style:
Ring Video Doorbell 2
With its new and improved design, the Ring Smart Video Doorbell 2 is a wireless video doorbell that sends instant alerts to your Smartphone, tablet or PC when the doorbell is pressed. With high-quality HD video footage with night vision and motion detection, this product is a great way to upgrade your security without compromising on style.
igloohome Smart Airbnb Keybox 2
The igloohome Smart Airbnb Keybox 2 is designed to fit on most doorknobs or handles, boasting smart access via igloohomes’ Smart Lock App or digital keypad code. Users have the option of accessing via Bluetooth (when in range), or by setting permanent, duration or one-time PIN codes.
Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock – Chrome
The sleek Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock is a premium smart door lock that has been hailed as “the future” of door locks, opening in a variety of ways to suit your lifestyle. Options include key cards, key tags, phone tags or its “Twist & Go” smartphone feature – where users simply twist their smartphone 90 degrees to unlock. Available in a variety of colours, including chrome, black and white, this smart door lock suits any door style.
Yale SR-320 Wireless Smart Alarm Kit
With a minimal white design, the Yale SR-320 Wireless Smart Alarm Kit is built with you in mind. No wiring is required – the only thing required to add to your home with smart home security is a broadband internet connection. Along with a recognisable Yale branded circular siren that goes outside your home to deter burglars, the kit also comes with the Smart hub, two motion detectors, a door sensor contact and a keypad control panel.
Swann DVR-4580 8 Channel HD 1080p – 4 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit
With aesthetically pleasing, rounded bullet cameras, and a smart-looking DVR box, this Swann 4 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit is perfect for a stylish household. The cameras are impressive, boasting weather resistance, thermal detection and infrared night vision with a range of up to 40m. The kit can also be configured to your needs, with options including continuous recording, set times or only when motion or heat is detected. So you only get notifications when you want them.