Sunshine, Sand, and…Security Systems?

Long, sunny days encourage lazy afternoons by the pool and summer trips, but not everyone is spending their days in the sun – some have more shady intentions.

The last thing on your mind is what’s going on in your house when you aren’t at home, but maybe it should be. According to the esurance blog, the summer months bring an uptick in home burglaries.

Fortunately, there are plenty of new advancements in the home security industry designed to prevent those burglaries, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ones here.

1. Ring

The Ring Video Doorbell gives you instant updates the moment someone presses the doorbell at your front door. The accompanying free app lets you hear, see, and even speak with visitors, letting you confirm that the person at the door really is the pizza man.

Even if they don’t ring the bell, motion sensors alert you the moment someone comes within reach. With infrared night vision and weather-resistant features, Ring helps you keep an eye on your home day or night, no matter the weather.

2. Arlo

Wire-free and weatherproof, the Arlo camera can be placed anywhere you feel needs watching. Even if you’re on vacation, Arlo will send you push notifications and e-mails whenever motion is detected.

The bonus with Arlo is that it will store its videos in the Cloud, meaning it isn’t just a live stream – you can check back on what’s happened in the past week whenever you like.

3. Amazon Echo

On June 22nd, Amazon revealed an exciting new feature for their Amazon Echo: Echo Show. This new feature lets you connect live video feeds right to your phone, letting you simply say, “Alexa, show me the front door.”

Echo Show also conveniently connects with other elements in the industry, like Ring, Arlo, Nest, and more. Now, just using your voice, you can connect straight to Arlo cameras or the Ring video doorbell without even touching your phone.

4. Kuna

A smart security system, the big selling point for Kuna is that you never have to worry about updating batteries or making sure it’s awake. A proactive system, it actually records 10 seconds before an event is triggered by the sensors.

Easily paired with smart devices, Kuna proudly sets itself as “prevention, not just detection.”

…and so much more

New advancements are being made every day, so do your research to find the security tool that’s best for you and your family’s needs.

Once you have that down? You can rest easy knowing your home is secure, and take that dream vacation you’ve always wanted.