Connected Homes: Can an App Really Protect Your Property?

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Whether you live in a rural country mansion or an inner city flat, it’s a good idea to protect your home in any way possible. While sophisticated alarm systems, CCTV cameras, window shutters and other safety equipment from the likes of Security Direct can help keep your property safe, it’s also worth checking out the wide range of home security apps available these days which can help keep hardened criminals and opportunistic thieves at bay.

Of course, for these to be useful you do have to be a little bit tech savvy and own some kind of smartphone or tablet device from which the apps can run, but as most apps are incredibly easy to operate you shouldn’t have any trouble getting started. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at and review some of the best property protection apps out there.

  1. com

Technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years with Alarm.com being one of the many awe-inspiring apps that allows users to safeguard their home. Not only does it allow people to connect to their already installed home security systems, it sends out real-time alerts if anything suspicious is detected at the property. Available to download free for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones, this app is a symbol of the new super-tech era that is revolutionising the way we safeguard our property.

  1. iScentry

Believe it or not, iScentry has the ability to turn your home computer’s web cam into a fully operational security system. That’s right, all you need to do is point the camera to an area of your home you want to keep an eye on and the app will notify you if there’s any sign of emotion. Of course, with researching suggesting we now spend more time on our phones than with our partner, it can be argued we are becoming too paranoid and obsessed with technology, but with apps as convenient as this, it’s no wonder we’re all staring at a screen.

  1. Lockitron

If you’ve ever lost a door key, you’ll understand the panic that sets in when you think someone might have stolen it. That paranoia (whether justified or not) can lead to an anxious call to a locksmith, but apps such as Lockitron gives home owners much more control over who can and can’t enter their home. This handy app is essentially a keyless door lock system which allows you and anyone you trust to access your home. Don’t want someone to snoop around your private property? Then simply forbid them entry using the app.

What’s more, the days of worrying whether you locked the door or not are well and truly over as with this app you can check and rectify the situation with just a touch of the screen. And with Lockitron Sense, your door will even unlock for you as you return home – pretty cool, huh?

In conclusion, it’s clear that there are many great apps these days that can outsmart criminals and help protect your property. Many are highly sophisticated and take advantage of recent technological advances, so it’s well worth putting them to good use.