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7 Home Security Gadgets for Dad

by My Alarm Center June 3, 2019

From home security gadgets to pet safety tools, investing in an extra layer of protection for your home is crucial. Smart devices keep your family safe, providing better visualization, automation, and all-in-one capabilities that put you in charge of your domain. Make sure you give Dad the technology he needs this Father’s Day! Here are seven home security gadgets for Dad (and man’s best friend):

1. Smart Locks

Smart locks keep your home secure through a keypad, wireless remote, or mobile app. Eliminate the danger of lost keys or forgetting to lock the door, as these fully-connected locks will alert you as needed.

In a survey by CNET and Coldwell Banker, researchers found that 57 percent of Americans with smart home items save nearly 30 minutes per day.

Photo courtesy of Yale

2. Doorbell Camera

Whether Dad is in the backyard or at work, he’ll be able to see who is ringing the doorbell in real-time. Doorbell cameras use Wi-Fi to show a live feed on a mobile app, including two-way voice, locking control, and motion detection. Doorbell cameras also integrate with other home security devices like smart lights and alarms, giving you all-in-one oversight from anywhere.

Photo Courtesy of Skybell

3. Smart Thermostat

Like other “smart” gadgets, smart thermostats offer full control through the device and through a mobile app. Smart thermostats allow the user to control the temperature, set timers, and create automatic presets that accommodate your daily routine. Give Dad total climate control that saves energy and keeps him happy.

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4. The Glance Clock

The Glance clock connects to third-party apps and home security devices to display calendar events, reminders, forecasts, and alerts. With this smart addition to the home, Dad will be notified right away if something is out of the ordinary.

Photo Courtesy of Glance

5. Microchips and GPS Pet Trackers

For National Pet Preparedness Month, take precautions and review your pet’s safety before the unexpected strikes. Having a new pet microchipped is standard—but microchips do not provide GPS tracking. However, gadgets like the Whistle 3 Pet GPS Tracker offers location information, notifications, and even health monitoring.

The detection of a microchip by an animal shelter yielded a 74.1% rate of return to owners (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association). 

Photo Courtesy of Whistle

6. Smart Router

Dad, have you ever wanted to know when your kids are getting on the Wi-FI (and ever wished you could turn it off to get them to put their phones down for dinner)? Well, smart Wi-Fi routers allow you do to just that. One of the smartest routers around is the Almond 3 Smart Router. This router not only notifies you when your kids get home from school and connect to the Wi-Fi, but it also lets you turn off Wi-Fi (for selected groups) so you can get the family together, without internet distractions. Plus, this router keeps an eye on possible intruders on your home network and notifies you if suspicious activity is detected. 

7. Groove Ring

Whether dad is working in the yard or working out at the gym, getting a smart (and safe) ring is a great gift. Groove rings are especially cool (no pun intended) because they’re made of silicone and use breathable grooves to allow airflow through the ring. Plus, silicone rings are great for active dads because they prevent ring avulsion and keep fingers safe from pinching no matter what he’s up to. 

Photo courtesy of Groove

Make sure Dad is prepared and protected against home emergencies before they happen. The right security gadgets will give him the peace of mind he needs to enjoy every day like it’s Father’s Day.

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