10 Security Devices to Help Keep Your Home & Family Safe
1. 2GIG Dual Flood Sensor
Floods are not only dangerous, they are down-right destructive. There are many ways to protect yourself against a water invasion, one of which being a sensor that can detect flooding. Once the sensor probe detects the presence of water for three (3) minutes, the integral transmitter will send a wet alarm transmission to the security/control panel. The probe will also send a restore (dry) report when the presence of liquid is no longer detected by the flood probe for three (3) minutes. For flood reporting, the sensor requires the installation of the supplied external flood probe. The sensor is capable of detecting clean or dirty fresh water, salt water, or tap water. This is a fantastic device to protect you, your family and your home from damage and your livelihood. Check out our flood sensors here!
2. 2GIG Technologies Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Carbon Monoxide is silent and deadly. The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm is a 3V battery powered wireless detector intended for use with wireless alarm systems. The detector consists of an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor assembly coupled to a wireless transmitter. The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm communicates with the Control Panel and can send alarm, tamper and battery condition messages to the system’s receiver.
3. 2GIG Gun Motion Detector
Firearm safety is extremely important to you and your family. By using a 2GIG Gun Lock Motion detector not only can you lock your gun, but you can also detect when it has been moved. It is designed for pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and rifles. It is an instant wireless notification to a downloadable application. The lock mechanism is CA-DOJ approved and uses a 3 digit combination. This device is perfect for protecting your weapons from being tampered with.
4. Video Intercom Doorbells
Sometimes small things can make a huge difference in our lives. But because they are small and blend into our lives so well, we may overlook them at first glance. This can be true of video doorbells. Sleek and amazingly sophisticated, video doorbells offer a host of advantages that you just can’t ignore.
If you have never investigated the benefits of having a video doorbell, check out what STC has to offer!
See Who is at the Door!
It is always a safe practice to keep a safe distance between you and an unknown. A video doorbell lets you view who is at (or approaching) the door from wherever you are so you have plenty of time to assess whether it is safe to open the door.
5. Child Abduction Alarms
If you're a parent, you're probably familiar with the feeling of panic that arises when you lose sight of your child in a public place. After a seemingly endless couple of minutes of frantic searching, you usually find your kid hiding in a rack of clothes or striking up a conversation with a fellow 3-year-old. A child abduction alarm could spare you some undue panic -- and possibly stop your child before he or she goes too far. Yes, that's a scary name, but in all likelihood it will just help you curb chronic wandering. Your kid wears the transmitter around his or her neck, and you hold on to the receiver, which you can set for between about 6 and 30 feet (1.8 to 9 meters). It won't keep your children glued to your side at every minute, but at least you'll have peace of mind if they stray.
6. Magnetic Door Alarms
If you're considering maglocks with your access control system, you'll find that they provide you with a lot of benefits to building managers and security personnel. The benefits of the magnetic door lock system include: Long term cost savings on key cutting. Elimination of security threats due to lost keys. Shop for those here!
7. Baby Monitor with Night Vision
You can glance at the monitor/ your phone app from the comfort of your bed without rustling the blankets or getting cold from getting out of bed. A video baby monitor with night vision allows you to see baby clearly without squinting at them while desperately waiting for your eyes to adjust to the dark.
8. Secure the Doors
This might be an obvious one, but it is a leading cause to break ins. Don’t help a burglar stroll in through the front door (34% of them do!).² Inspect all of your exterior doors to make sure the door frames are strong, the hinges are protected, and—if your door has a mail slot—that someone can’t reach through it to unlock the door.
If you’re moving into a residence that someone else used to call home, change the door locks. That way you won’t have strangers out there with a key to your house, and you can make sure your locks are the best on the market.
9. Lock the Windows
Doors and windows are the most common entry points for burglars. Unfortunately, manufacturer latches on windows aren’t always effective—and sometimes they’re downright flimsy. If you don’t like the looks of your window latches, beef up security with locks or key-operated levers. But you don’t have to stop there.
We have some other good ideas to help make your windows burglar-proof.
Reinforce glass with window security film.
Add window bars.Plant prickly bushes under first-floor windows (but be sure to keep them trimmed).
10. Light Up the Landscape
Vandals, burglars, and other criminals don’t like to be in the spotlight. Keep bad folks at bay with ample outdoor lighting. Place lights around your front and back yards, along pathways, and near the garage and other outdoor structures. Not only will you make intruders skittish, you’ll also cut down your risk of a stumble on your way up the front steps.
Make your outdoor security lights even more effective with these tips.