Home security: How to secure your smart home

Of course, there is no such thing as zero risk, but home automation must make it possible to achieve a more secure home. From simple locks, to video surveillance cameras and motion or smoke detection, many tools exist.

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A recent study shows that more than 17% of French people do not feel safe at home. This impressive figure obviously takes part of its source in the constant increase in the number of burglaries in France: more than 240,000 over the whole of 2016.

The solutions we are going to present to you will not protect you from burglary attempts, we will not hide behind barbed wire and watchtowers. On the other hand, they could deter opportunities or provide you with some tools to facilitate their identification and, perhaps, speed up police investigations. However, things are not limited to that.

A recent study shows that more than 17% of French people do not feel safe at home. This impressive figure obviously takes part of its source in the constant increase in the number of burglaries in France: more than 240,000 over the whole of 2016.

The solutions we are going to present to you will not protect you from burglary attempts, we will not hide behind barbed wire and watchtowers. On the other hand, they could deter opportunities or provide you with some tools to facilitate their identification and, perhaps, speed up police investigations. However, things are not limited to that.

The possibilities are already very numerous and our little guide is obviously not intended to list them all. Our objective is rather to give you an overview of the options available to you through a selection of products that we have found interesting, which we advise you to at least look at. Of course, it is then up to you to dig deeper into the question.

The best solutions to secure your home

  1. Netatmo Presence (220€)
  2. Nest Protect 2nd generation (120€)
  3. Sen.se Mother (200€)
  4. Sen.se GuardPeanut (30€)
  5. Logi Circle 2 (150€)
  6. Bosch Camera 360 (250€)
  7. Archos Smart Home (125€)
  8. Hydrao First smart shower head (90€)

Given the radically different objectives of the “security” products we have chosen, we cannot tell you which one is best suited to your needs. However, we are still able to tell you which one we found most interesting. At this little game, it seems to us that the outdoor camera is the product that stands out from the crowd. With the Presence, Netatmo effectively offers a product that is both rich in multiple features and powerful. Of course, it will not protect against all intrusions and will not prevent malicious people from breaking into your home, but it will keep track of it with an image quality that could significantly facilitate the identification of opportunities.