Whether you’ve been working from home, teaching the kids from the kitchen or shielding in safety, we’ve all become accustomed to spending our time cooped up indoors over the past year.
And as exciting as the roadmap to normality sounds, you might not have considered what will happen to your home as you leave it unattended for hours on end as we get back to living our day to day lives.
According to the latest statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, it was revealed that there was a staggering 32% reduction in theft offences between April and May 2020 due to the various pandemic restrictions.
But, as we finally return to some form of normality, how will we be able to protect our homes in the same way as if we were there in person? Well, it’s time to think ‘smart’, with the help of the home security experts at Yale.
Lock up and out
We’re all accustomed to locking up when we leave home for the day. But when we’re out, it’s not always easy to check in on our property without the help of smart technology.
And that’s where smart door locks can help you to keep an eye on your home whilst you’re out at work, on a day trip or even a holiday abroad.
Smart locks allow you to grant keys for your cleaner, dog walker or a friend or family member whilst you’re at work or out for the day, giving you the confidence that someone you trust is always keeping an eye on your home.
With functionality through your smartphone, you have complete control over who comes and goes from your property, giving you a full picture of your home security anywhere in the world.
So, if you’re sat at your desk, catching up with some friends at the pub or sunning yourself on a weekend break away, you can have peace of mind over your home’s security, wherever you may be.
Sound the alarm
Alarms are an effective way of signalling to opportunistic thieves that your home security is up to scratch.
According to SafeWise, 60% of burglars are deterred from breaking into a property if they have an alarm system installed. It’s a reassuring statistic, particularly for those considering an upgrade or investment in their home security ahead of a lift in lockdown restrictions.
A smart home alarm can be there to give you peace of mind as we make a return to normal life, providing you with the reassurance that your home is securely protected from afar.
As with a smart door lock, a smart home alarm allows you to check in on your home from anywhere in the world via your smartphone, monitoring any motion in or around the home via real-time alerts and notifications, ready for a busy post-lockdown schedule.
Home is where the smart is
When you’re hard at work, enjoying some much-needed sunshine on holiday or just spending the day out and about with all the family, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your home’s security.
But by investing in the relevant smart technology for your home, your property can still be front of mind when you need it to be, viewing live footage of your home via your smartphone.
Offering homeowners with significant protection against external threats, a high quality CCTV system notifies you of any movement outside of your home via your smartphone, allowing you to keep an eye on any suspicious activity.
Feel connected to your furry friends
Many of us have welcomed new pets into our home during lockdown. And with the return to normality on the horizon, pet owners will now be considering how they can look after their four-legged friends whilst they’re not there.
By investing in an indoor camera, pet lovers can view a live image of inside the home via a smartphone, allowing them to see their furry friend when they’re back at work. Some smart options can even allow you to communicate with your furry friends through audio connectivity.
By investing in a range of smart security products, from a trusted brand like Yale, it never feels like you’re never more than an arm’s length away from your humble abode.
So, make sure you can enjoy your first few days, weeks and months of freedom by preparing your home for the return of normality and give you the added reassurance that your property is securely protected.