First Time Homebuyer? Consider this Safety Tech

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Security and safety are important considerations for home buyers, and with today's technology, there's a product out there for just about every home and every family. Here are some of the latest and greatest home security gadgets from our guest blogger, Cary Teller.

Buying your first home is a huge investment. Having the right security system is the best way to keep your investment safe. Luckily, it has never been easier to set up a smart home where you can remotely control everything from door locks to thermostats. With smart security tools, you can easily and affordably monitor your home from virtually anywhere.

How does it work?

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Smart home security technology works by connecting to your home internet network. This allows you to monitor and control all your safety devices from the palm of your hand using an integrated application for smartphones or tablets. A basic system will typically include several window and door sensors, along with a motion detector and a single interface that communicate with each of them. For a fee, you can get an additional window, door or motion sensor to ensure that your entire home is adequately protected.

Here is a look at some of the latest and greatest in safety tech for your new home:

Entryway Security

Lockitron Door Lock

This nifty device allows users to remotely control and monitor their entryway from the palm of their hand. With just a smartphone, users can lock and unlock doors with the swipe of a finger. As an added bonus, alternate phones can be granted access for pre-designated times, allowing housekeepers or dog walkers to gain entry.

Goji Smart Lock

With the Goji Smart Lock, you never have to guess who is at the door. This device instantly takes a picture of visitors and sends it to your phone. Once you have identified the visitor, you have the option to remotely unlock the door through an app. In the event that you lock yourself out of the home, Goji has assistants on standby who can remotely unlock it for you.


Ring is an integrated device that combines the functionality of a high-definition camera, a doorbell, a microphone and a speaker. Once the bell is rung, users have the option to communicate with visitors through Ring’s smartphone app from wherever they are.


Peeple is a digital security camera that can be mounted to the peephole of your home or apartment. Users can use the smartphone app to quickly identify visitors. Not only is this device simple to use, but is equally easy to install using existing peephole hardware.

Home Security Cameras

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Nest Cam

Nest Cam is more than just another security camera. In addition to providing high-definition video, this device also offers audio, motion detection and speaker functionalities. As one of the most sophisticated devices of its kind, the Nest Cam’s advanced motion sensors can detect the difference between moving trees and a person entering the home. Nest Cam can also be integrated with other Nest products to include Nest Protect and the Nest Thermostat.

Ninja Blocks

This compact, user-friendly device syncs to motion sensors on your windows, doors and other parts of your home. Once motion has been detected, the Ninja alerts users via phone or text so you can take the appropriate steps.


Vivint Smart Home offers all-inclusive device for your home security needs. With HD video, audio and 24/7 accessibility, their home security cameras allow you protect your home from anywhere in the world. If you spot an intruder, you can remotely activate its 90-decibel siren or connect to your local 911 operators for assistance.

These high-tech security solutions have what it takes to help keep your home safe. From digital doorbells to home security cameras and motion detectors, this list proves that there is a smart home security solution for every taste, need and budget.

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