South Africa has some of the highest crime statistics in the world. Investing in securing ones home or business premises is therefore something essential. Below are some technology gadgets and interventions which can assist in enhancing your security.
Mat on Guard Pressure Doormat – Mat on Guard Pressure Doormat sends a wireless signal to its owner whenever someone stands on it.You can position it outside of a door and you will be able to know when someone is at an entrance.This is achieved by the multiple chime units which go off when activated via the wireless signal.
Maxidor and Trellidor security gates – Local companies Maxidor and Trellidor are well known security barrier brands in South Africa.Their tough, expandable and slam lock designs are punted as an advantage in emergencies.The expandable security gates can be used as an alternative to burglar bars over a window, or to protect glass sliding doors from forced entry.
Sensor beams – Sensor beams work by detecting movement or an obstruction in their path, which then triggers an alarm and alerts the owner to an intrusion.The beams typically use infrared light, have ranges of up to 60m outdoors and over 100m indoors.They are usually installed on external walls to detect movements in a properties garden.
Lockitron smart lock – The Lockitron fits over the deadbolt on the back of your door and can be unlocked via a smartphone app.The app presents a lock/unlock button, which can be used instead of a conventional key, and you can add or remove guest users to the app which essentially gives them a key to your house. Besides the Internet based app, you can also access the Lockitron by using Bluetooth.
Bosch motion and glassbreak detectors – This security intervention uses sound analysis technology to listen for breaking glass and alerts home owners to forced entry through a window or sliding door. Installation of the device must be near the window, on a frame, wall or ceiling.
The above listed gadgets should certainly go a long way in providing much needed security.