Your home is your castle, and you deserve to feel safe there. Nothing is more unsettling than the thought of a stranger violating your personal space, destroying or stealing your belongings or worse. Fortunately, a few simple steps and new technologies make it easier than ever to keep your house safe without breaking the bank!
Garage Door Entry
There are many garage door accessories that can help secure your vehicles or tools while limiting access into your home. Traditional locks and keys still work well, but for those who enjoy the convenience of automatic garage door openers, a combination keypad can be extremely useful and secure.
Keypads don’t have to be used only on garages. You can use them on pretty much any of your home’s access points to the same effect. Of course, you must be careful about giving the code out to too many people, and you should change it often. Some newer models go a step further, by allowing you to input your family’s fingerprints and using them to let you in. Retinal scan technology is still a little futuristic and expensive, but it may be common in a few short years!
Bluetooth and Cell Phone Entry
We use our cell phones for almost everything we do these days, and they can certainly be part of your home security system. Some newer locks utilize Bluetooth technology to allow you to wave your smartphone in front of a sensor. Some can even automatically detect when your phone is nearby and unlock for you.
A Note About Internet Security
It’s also important to keep your family’s identities and personal data safe. Secure your Wi-Fi network with a hexadecimal code and change your password often. You would be shocked at how easy it is for cyber thieves to do serious damage through an unsecured internet hot spot.