Your home should be a safe place, your sanctuary from stresses of the world, a cherished place to hang your hat. It may be awhile until we live in futuristic, entirely self-protected and self-cleaning “home pods.” But for now, science, technology and some really fantastic inventors have been doing their best to keep your mind at ease when it comes to safe-guarding your home.
From New York to Houston, home security protection against potential threats is one of the most important factors to consider. Whether the damage is elemental or from home invaders, these nifty new gadgets are worth taking a gander at. Check out these top 4 home security gadgets listed below.
Hurricane Proof Fabric
Storm-A-Rest! As it’s called, is truly the super hero of the fabric world. This magnificent material was designed to protect you, beloved ones and your property from the formidable terror that extreme weather such as hurricanes cause. This magical stuff is made from a substance called Spectra fiber, and it’s so remarkably light that it can float on water, yet it’s actually fifteen times stronger than steel. Storm-A-Rest is currently available in 300 different colors and designs, and provides complete water-proof protection. Style and function . . . it’s truly the Batman of fabrics.
Motorized shades may seem like luxuries for the superior-lazy types, but they’re surprisingly simple to acquire and maintain, and they’re perhaps an even more effective deterrent to intruders than timed lights.
When you’re home, motorized shades save you the time and effort of manually fussing around with shades, and they easily add warmth while open during the day and keep warmth in while drawn at night. While you’re away, motorized shades can be operated both by a timer and sun sensors at the same time. And be set to open one shade at a time, or an entire room, as to keep your house perfectly acclimated to the elements, and give would-be burglars the impression that you’re home while away.
Gutter Cleaning Robot
This little fellow, created by iRobot, could very well be your home’s new best friend. Gutter-clogging debris has a new worst enemy. The robot is water-proof, made of durable rubber and plastic blades, and operates with a remote that can be used within a 100 foot radius. While it might sound too good to be true, it’s specifically designed to be flexible enough to reach all corners of a gutter while removing stubborn dirt and leaves like your own personal gutter butler. When moving from one to another gutter, simply attach the remote to the top of the robot and it forms a handle that allows it to be moved with ease.
Have you ever wanted to know who showed up at your door unexpectedly while you’re getting ready for bed? Or gotten a call from your security company while away, you desperately want to check your home to make sure it’s OK, but it isn’t worth hopping on a plane just to take a quick look. Surveillance systems aren’t just for government agencies and paranoid techies anymore. They’re easy to find, set up and monitor from wherever you are.
Cameras can be purchased for less than $100 a piece, and can be monitored wirelessly from wherever you are. This can be helpful as a deterrent for burglars, and also provide you peace of mind while you’re at home or away.
About the author:
Carmen Diego is a guest blogger for Gettum Associates, Inc. and writes relevant articles for her clients readers. Carmen brings her Mac wherever she goes and loves everything Apple. She is crazy about the new ipad mini.