Home Security: Home Security Basics | How to Home Podcast – HTH 005

Home Security: Home Security Basics | How to Home Podcast – HTH 005

by Alannah

Ryan Kadoi joins Aaron and Tracy this week to share his top home security tips. We discuss the best cameras, sensors and smart home security systems – as well as simple & affordable DIY methods to keep your property safe from intruders!

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PREVENTION TIPS:
Know your neighbors. Be aware of surroundings. NextDoor is a great way to keep an eye on the happenings in your neighborhood.
Be aware of your social media presence. Are you checking in at places and posting pics of yourself away from your home? Are you showcasing entry points in your home? Avoid unboxing videos.
Watch what you’re throwing in the mail. Shred mail and breakdown boxes.
Cameras (fake ones are better than nothing!)
Purchase floodlights
Install camera doorbells
Signage that your house is monitored is great.
Dogs are a great deterrent!
Get locked mailboxes
Place security at all entry points including second level.

EXTRA TIPS:
Smart locks/technology can be hacked, it’s best to have a mix of smart technology and key locks.
Amazon has a great variety of security products.
Keep your homeowners insurance up to date.
Engrave ID numbers onto valuables.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO FORK OUT ON SECURITY:
Although this is a wide range depending on your needs, typically you can get something from $99-$300.

AARON MENTIONED:
Kuna Security- https://getkuna.com

TRACY MENTIONED:
ADT- https://www.adt.com
Ring- https://shop.ring.com/collections/security-cams
Arlo- https://www.arlo.com/en-us/

RYAN MENTIONED:
Samsung Smart Things – https://www.smartthings.com
Z Wave – https://www.z-wave.com
Window Sensors – https://amzn.to/2GNk8T9

RYAN’S TOP 5 DIY HOME SECURITY PRODUCTS (in his words):

1. Smart DoorBell – Ring is my current doorbell of choice but Nest’s bell is good as well
https://amzn.to/2X7NKQU
https://nest.com/doorbell/nest-hello/overview/

2. Blink Cameras – Love these cameras. Battery operated, easy to set up, can purchase both exterior and interior cameras
https://amzn.to/2BF5Pg5

3. Aeotec Door/Window Sensors – a bit pricey but integrates well with a smart-hub such as Samsung’s Smartthings which is listed below
https://amzn.to/2DMpXgA

4. Wyze Cam – I wouldn’t normally recommend two different types of cameras, but for those on a budget these $20.00 cams pack a ton of functionality…
https://amzn.to/2X9QPA2

5. Smart Things – Not exactly a home security product, but it integrates well with security products and ties in home automation into one platform such as lights, locks, etc and is my current smarthub of choice
https://www.smartthings.com/

AUDIENCE QUESTIONS
WIRED VS. WIRELESS?
Wiring can be tricky but it’s more stable and recommended by Ryan. Wireless is dependant on charging, but easier to install. Tracy mentioned that her outdoor cameras also offer a solar option.

IS THERE A SMARTLOCK YOU RECOMMEND?
Ryan isn’t a big fan, because there’s the possibility of it being hacked. He recommends a traditional lock and key, even though it doesn’t have the convenience factor.

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