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Home Defense Systems You Can Count On

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Your home is your castle. Your safe haven. Ensuring the safety and security of your home is a top priority for any homeowner. Thankfully, there are more and more options available for home defense systems.

In this article, we will explore some cutting-edge home defense systems that you can count on to protect your loved ones and property.

Home Security Cameras

One of the top elements of a reliable home defense system are home security cameras. Modern cameras such as Cove’s outdoor camera offer high-resolution video recording, night vision capabilities, and integration with smartphone apps for real-time monitoring.

Some home security cameras even come with artificial intelligence features, allowing them to distinguish between regular activity and potential threats. Having visible cameras can act as a trespasser or theft deterrent, while also showing you what’s happening on your property.

With Cove’s outdoor camera, made by Eufy, it alerts you within seconds if something is going on around your home, so you can quickly check your camera feed and even talk to any visitors through your camera.

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Video Doorbell / Doorbell Camera

Since the invention of doorbell cameras, the market has exploded and now many homes in the U.S. have them. Some sources say 20 percent of homes have them, while other sources say 30 percent. Either way, many are already benefiting from using this home defense system.

Video doorbell systems provide both convenience and protection. These devices include features like video intercom, motion detection, and two-way communication. With a video doorbell, like this one from Cove, you can see and communicate with visitors remotely through your smartphone. Some systems also allow for package detection and notification, ensuring that you are aware of any deliveries or unexpected visitors.

Since many criminals try to gain access to a home through the front door, a doorbell camera is part of your first line of defense to ward off intruders or thieves. The best part is, they are especially good at keeping porch pirates at bay.

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Smart Locks

Did you know that 34% of burglars get into homes right through the front door? That’s according to the National Crime Prevention Council. Obviously, one of the first things you should do to protect your home is to lock the front door, whether you’re home or away.

The thing is, we tend to forget to lock our doors. In a recent Cove survey, we looked at who leaves their doors unlocked and when. The answers aren’t surprising, but people’s knowledge of criminal activity doesn’t quite line up.

For example, people tend to keep their doors unlocked during the day, especially if they are home. But the reality is, more than half break-ins happen during daylight hours. So definitely keep locking your doors at night, but always keep them locked during the day.

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Smart locks take something like locking your front door and make it even easier. After installing a smart lock on your door, you can control it remotely through an app on your phone. This allows you to double check whether you’re upstairs in your bed, or on your way to the grocery store. Hopefully, having a smart lock will help you keep your doors locked more often, which is a home security system you can count on.

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Home Alarm Systems

This one is our favorite, for obvious reasons. We started Cove with the belief that everyone deserves to feel safe, so we set out to create a home alarm system that covers all your bases for a fair price. Just head to our website and take our quiz to customize a system to your specific needs.

For example, a Cove home security system could include outdoor cameras, a doorbell camera, door sensors, window sensors, glass break detector, water leak detector, smoke detector, and more. Our touchscreen control panel is the main hub that connects everything and allows you to arm or disarm the system, as does the Cove Connect App. Our 24/7 monitoring service costs less than $1/day and never requires a contract.

When any of the sensors, cameras, or detectors are triggered, the alarms can notify both the homeowner and a professional monitoring service, ensuring a quick response to potential threats.

Smoke and Water Leak Detectors

Home defense goes beyond external threats; it also involves protecting your family from potential hazards inside the home. Most people understand the importance of smoke detectors. For a small investment, you can be alerted by potential fires quickly, allowing your family to exit and also to help you possibly reduce the damage of the fire before it grows.

At Cove, our smoke detectors can seamlessly integrate with your home security system. That means that they are automatically tested, and you get an alert if they need new batteries. It also means that if you’re not home and one of the detectors is tripped, you’ll be notified right away; and if you aren’t able to respond then emergency services will be dispatched.

One other popular device Cove offers is its water leak detectors. This small detector is placed under sinks, near washing machines, dishwashers, and hot water heaters, and alerts you when there is moisture. Customers have reported that since their water leak detector clued them in on leaking problems early, it saved them thousands of dollars in potential damages later on. This is a home defense system you can definitely count on.

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Smart Lighting Systems

Burglars usually try to target homes that are unoccupied. One big indicator that you’re not home is leaving the same lights or leaving lights off. When lights are static, people will think there are no signs of life at home. That’s where smart lighting systems come in.

Intelligent lighting systems can contribute to home security by creating the illusion of an occupied home, even when you're away. Smart bulbs and lighting systems can be programmed to simulate regular usage patterns, deterring potential intruders. Or you may be able to control them via an app no matter where you are. Motion-activated lights in outdoor areas further enhance visibility and discourage unwanted visitors.

RELATED: Everything You Need to Know About Motion Detector Lights

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Investing in reliable home defense systems is a crucial step towards ensuring the safety and security of your home and loved ones. With the advancements in technology, these smart systems provide peace of mind, convenience, and the ability to monitor and protect your home from anywhere in the world. By incorporating these cutting-edge solutions, you can count on these effective defenses against potential threats.


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