8 New Home Security and Home Automation Gadgets

Posted by: Guest Contributor on July 23rd, 2012

Home security and automation gadgets include products that are designed to make your life easier or safer. Anything from mobile light switches to video surveillance equipment can fall under the umbrella of related technology. Many products are geared towards the novice and can be expanded upon as you learn more about the technology and use the gadgets more often. Generally speaking, these devices are relatively simple to set-up, and there is a wide-range of products available at varying price levels, making it possible for anyone to improve their quality of life.

Whether you are interested in increasing the security of the place you live, or simply want to enjoy the luxury of controlling many functions in your home with the switch of button, the constantly evolving home security and home automation industry has something for you.

1. SmartLinc INSTEON Wire-In Starter Kit
Starter kits are an ideal way to dabble with home automation for lights and appliances if you have never used any before. The SmartLinc INSTEON Wire-In Starter Kit features an easy-to-use system that includes a controller, an on-and-off switch and two dimmer switches.

2. Driveway Patrol – Wireless Alert
Gone are the days when your neighbor regularly popped over to your house for small talk. In the fast-paced world of today, people enjoy their privacy, and aren’t as keen on unexpected visitors arriving at their homes. When it does happen though, you be prepared if you have the Driveway Patrol – Wireless Alert. This gadget will notify you when someone steps onto your property.

3. Night Owl LION-4500 Four-Channel Video Surveilance System
The Night Owl LION-4500 Four-Channel Video Surveilance System equips you with the ability to monitor the activities of your home remotely. Take a peek at your house when your away to make sure all is well, with this system. The video footage is fed through the Internet, so you are able to check in from your office computer, Smartphone or anywhere with a connection to the Web.

4. Mini 2-Inch Spy Camera DVR with Screen
Where surveillance cameras are often designed to detour unsavory activities, the Mini 2-Inch Spy Camera DVR with Screen is meant to capture audio and video footage of activities while going undetected. In addition to instant playback features, you are also able to watch live videos during recording. You are also able to use the camera for online video chatting.

5. Fake Camera – Bullet 24/7 Solar LED
Maybe you don’t want to spend the money on a full surveillance system for your home, but still want something to discourage intruders. With the Fake Camera – Bullet 24/7 Solar LED it appears that you do have a state-of-the-art camera-monitoring system. This authentic looking camera comes with solar-powered LED lights. It’s weatherproof and easy to install.

6. Bose 151 SE Outdoor Speakers
There’s nothing quite like lounging around or having friends over for an outdoor party in your backyard on a warm day. Now you can make your backyard experiences even more pleasurable with Bose 151 Outdoor Speakers. The sound quality of the speakers is excellent and they are known to stand up well against the elements.

7. 4-Pack Mini Magnetic Contact Alarms
The 4-Pack Mini Magnetic Contact Alarms may come in a small package, but they can offer powerful protection what for their worth. With a magnetic sensor, these alarms will alert you when a door or window has been opened. The loud alarm sound also serves as a deterrent to anyone attempting to break in.

8. iRobot Scheduler Upgrade
The iRobot Scheduler Upgrade was crafted to improve the abilities of the iRobot vacuum. The iRobot itself doesn’t currently come with scheduling abilities, but with this upgrade feature, you are now able to set up the time you wish your home to be vacuumed. Now you can come home from work to find a completely groomed carpet waiting for you.

The Ever-Changing Technological World
No matter what you’re looking for out of home automation or home security, there’s something for you. If you’re a gadget junkie, then you already know that the next hot tool is just around the corner. There’s always a new product that’s about to be released and plenty of new things to learn about.

By Ryan Avila-When not in the kitchen or training for triathlons, Ryan is a content writer for YourLocalSecurity.com.



8 Comments on “8 New Home Security and Home Automation Gadgets”

tim casey

Reading your posts brings back memories of experiencing a break in at my business in Royal Palm Beach. AllAnglesSurveillance was my solution. They offer superior service at affordable prices. Located in Palm Beach I would recommend them to anyone. Check them out http://allanglessurveillance.com

Property in Spain

Great gadgets. When I started working full-time I told my husband that he would have to start helping around the home a little. So I gave him two jobs to do – taking out the rubbish and hoovering (or vacuuming as you say in the US). The next day he brought home an irobot. Needless to say I wasn’t too pleased. However, that little thing is great. I come home and it looks as though the faires have been. Plus it does a much better job at hoovering that my husband! All we need now is a robot that takes out the garbage!


This site has really impressed me as i was not aware of the fake cameras. Thanks for sharing.


Nice and helpful Gadgets. Really liked reading your post. Thanks for the share.


It can really help to improve the security of home. Great compilation of tips.

Jakc Hampton General Contractor San Diego

These all gadget are very useful to owner

Emma Tameside

These are all great options, but I can’t recommend the fake camera solution (number 5) as I believe a lot of professional thieves are aware of the dummy cameras on the market and would spot them a mile away! Really, you should invest in a real camera if you can afford it, as it might even lower your home insurance premiums (and perhaps your car insurance premiums if you park under the camera too!)

I’m an advocate of using many different types of security technology and not relying too heavily on anything, but I must say I really like the idea of wireless alarms that you can rig up in your house however is best for you. That way, you can remove cables which are often targeted by clever thieves looking to bypass the sensors and siren. It should also allow you to put elements in hard-to-reach places to confuse criminals and buy precious time.

There’s also a lot of SMS-enabled solutions now that text your mobile phone too.

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Very nice post. Great compilation. I believe that there are many homeowners that will probably use these modern gadgets.

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