Effective Strategies to Prevent Burglaries and Enhance the Security of Your Smart Home

Some of our favorite security cameras with floodlights are the Arlo Floodlight Outdoor Security Camera, the Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro, the Eve Outdoor Cam, and the Google Nest Cam with Floodlight. These cameras offer different features and lumens levels, with prices ranging from $150 to $280. Some require electrical wiring while others are easier to install.

Smart lighting can be used to make your home appear occupied even when you’re away. For example, Philips Hue offers automations that use smart lights to mimic a household presence. Other smart lighting manufacturers like Wyze also have vacation modes or scheduling options. If you don’t have smart lighting, you can use smart plugs to schedule regular lamps to turn on and off.

Noises can also deter intruders. Many security cameras and video doorbells have loud sirens that can be triggered manually or automatically when motion is detected. You can also use connected speakers to play sounds like barking dogs or schedule them to play music or podcasts to create the impression that someone is home.

For a more comprehensive security system, consider remotely monitored systems like SimpliSafe or piecing together your own system. SimpliSafe offers a range of sensors, cameras, and detectors that you can customize. You can also add contact sensors to doors and windows for extra security. Aqara’s sensors are recommended for ground-floor windows and doors.

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