Home security – or lack thereof – is an issue that many people worry about, but few do much to solve. Even those who have taken steps to secure their home with a security system often forget to turn them on or don’t take full advantage of all of the benefits they provide. But here’s the thing: homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be broken into than those without and the burglaries that do occur in a secured home usually take place when the security systems are turned off or when doors and windows are simply left unlocked. Even if you’re only gone for a few minutes most burglaries occur in under 60 seconds, taking an average of $2079 dollars in possessions. It seems unnecessary to leave your home unprotected when home security systems and solutions like D-Link’s Connected products, provide such a simple, affordable and DIY security solution.
Looking to add a bit more security to your home? Here are a few ways our Connected Home products, can help add peace of mind while you’re away.
Wi-Fi Smart Plugs
The majority of home burglaries occur when the home is unoccupied. Thieves aren’t looking for a run-in with homeowners and want to be in and out quickly while staying undetected. If you’re planning to be out-of-town, it’s a great idea to make it look like someone’s at the house while you’re away. With the Wi-Fi Smart Plug you can easily set on/off schedules for your devices. Since most burglaries are enacted between the times of 9AM to 3PM, with a Smart Plug it’s simple to have TVs, lamps or radios turn on and off throughout your home.
Wi-Fi Motion Sensor
Great. But what if someone still breaks into your home despite your best efforts to make it look like someone’s there? With a Wi-Fi Motion Sensor, you can receive an instant push or text notification the minute motion is detected so you know if something is happening at home that shouldn’t be.
So you’re away on vacation and you just received a motion detection alert on your phone letting you know someone is in your house. With a D-Link Wi-Fi Camera, you can check in on a live camera feed so you can see exactly what is happening right from your smartphone or tablet, giving you the ability to call alert the police, or at least take a screenshot for photo evidence. Only 13% of reported burglaries are cleared by the police due to lack of witnesses and evidence, by adding Wi-Fi Cameras and a Network Video Recorder, which can record up to four camera feeds, if your home is ever broken in to you’ll have solid evidence to help the police find the offender.
With D-Link Smart Plugs, Motion Detectors and Wi-Fi Cameras, and the mydlink Home app it’s easy and affordable for you to take charge of your home security situation. Whether you want to make it look like you’re home while you’re away, be alerted if someone’s in your house when they shouldn’t be, or keep a close eye on things from anywhere, anytime you can.
Create a simple, affordable and smart home security solution with D-Link’s Connected Home products.