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Top 5 Smart Home Security Essentials

Top 5 Smart Home Security Essentials
VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
Security at home is paramount, but many people don't realise that there is a wealth of products out there — including smart tech — that can enhance your home security. But it's easy to become swamped by specialist terminology, so we're here to help cut through some of the confusion. We've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.

Script written by Richard Bush

Top 5 Smart Home Security Essentials


Welcome to GetMojo, where we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best smart home security essentials on the market.

Security at home is paramount, but many people don’t realise that there is a wealth of products out there — including smart tech — that can enhance your home security. But it’s easy to become swamped by specialist terminology, so we’re here to help cut through some of the confusion. We’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.

The Outside Camera

Arlo Pro 3 Spotlight Camera


Having a sophisticated outdoor security camera that shoots high-quality footage can be very useful. This wire-free Arlo Pro 3 system can be bought as a one- or six-camera package, and offers the ability to set custom activity zones for each camera to watch. This system also has package detection for when things are delivered to your house, and can store your footage for up to 30 days in the cloud. You can also monitor the cameras via your smartphone.

The Inside Camera

Canary Pro Indoor Home Security Camera


Useful against intruders, and for keeping an eye on your kids and pets, this easy to set up system connects to your smartphone to deliver a live view. It also has motion detection and will automatically record if anything or anyone moves past the camera’s line of sight. If you were to spot a burglar on camera, you can remotely sound a 90 describel siren and contact first responders. As an added bonus, this unit even monitors air quality, temperature and humidity.

The Smart Lock

August Smart Lock Pro


A lock is a lock. . . well, except for when it’s a smart lock. True, the main function of the August Smart Lock Pro is to keep your front door secure, but it has a ton of handy built-in smart features. Via the smartphone app, you can view an activity log of who has been in and out of your house. You can also set up smart features like auto lock and auto unlock, for when you’re leaving or returning to your house. This lock can also be integrated with your door’s existing deadbolt for easy installation, and it's Alexa voice control compatible too.

The Doorbell

eufy Video Doorbell


Security at your front door is still relevant, even when you’re home. And something like this video door bell from eufy allows you to check on who is standing outside, before you answer - both when you're at home or away. Shooting in clear 2K quality, it will send you notifications to your smartphone when someone approaches or rings the bell. It can even deliver facial snapshots of whoever is knocking, so you can see if you recognise them. On top of that, there’s two way audio, so you can speak to whoever is there, and you can even program instant vocal responses for added convenience.

Before we reveal our final pick, here are a few other great smart home security products for you to consider:

Kwikset Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock


Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit


Haven Floor Mounted Lock


The Wireless Security System

SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System


If you’re looking for a straightforward, sensor-based security system to protect your home, then this SimpliSafe system is about as easy as it gets. Available with up to 12 sensors, all this system requires from you is to plug in the base station, place your wireless sensors, and you’re good to go. A lot of home security systems belong to a subscription based service - but not this one from SimpliSafe - once it’s yours, it’s yours. It even comes with a keypad for easy activation.

So which security essential should you choose? Well, for those who like to stay connected, the camera-based products are great picks for both inside and outside your residence. However, if the tech side of things intimidates you a little, then perhaps consider something simpler, like the SimpliSafe security system.

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