*Home Security + Home Technology

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Today's post is a little different to my usual content but it's something I've been thinking about more and that we've been investing in as well - home security and home technology. We've recently had Hive installed and added a couple of wifi lightbulbs and heating which has been amazing. Additionally, we're thinking about buying a wildlife camera for the garden as well as an outdoor security camera too.

Wildlife Cameras
I may have been watching a little too much spring watch (like the premature grandma that I am) but I started looking into wildlife cameras that you can install within your garden to monitor the wildlife or pets that roam around. I live in a suburban area but we are surrounded by countless gardens and a woodland area so we regularly receive visitors such as squirrels, hedgehogs and countless adorable birds as well as bats and foxes. Over the past couple of months we've noticed holes in the grass and around the decking so I think a wildlife camera would be perfect to find out which little critter is causing it and as I'm just curious about what wildlife inhabits our garden. If you have one, let me know which is the best one to buy as there are so many to choose from!

Wifi Lightbulbs + Heating
I've already mentioned that we switched to Hive this year and I cannot recommend it enough! We use the Hive app to control the heating and a couple of the main lights within the house. It was especially useful during the winter months as we could switch on the heating on the way home so that it would be toasty and warm when we opened the door.

The lights can be on a schedule so you can have them turn on or off whenever you want which would be perfect if you were going away for the weekend or on holiday rather than trying to work out fiddly manual timers. The Hive system isn't very expensive in terms of the installation and the lightbulbs are fairly inexpensive as well (for what they are) so if you are thinking about using wifi lightbulbs or the Hive system then I can't recommend it enough.

CCTV
Last but not least, we have been thinking about buying CCTV or an outdoor security system as while we don't live in an area that is prone to constant break-ins or criminal activity, it is still something to consider. I think that Hive offer a front door camera system which might be something we look into later this year. One option that would be ideal to look into if you have a business in London would be T-Class Security which is one of the best security companies in London. They offer numerous services such as CCTV monitoring, corporate guarding, key holding, door supervision and close protection in London, among other services.

Have you thought about home or business security such as CCTV? Do you have any home tech or home security in place? 

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18 comments

  1. We have CCTV in our house and it makes everything feel safer!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  2. wIFI LIGHTBULBS SOUNDS GREAT CHERYL HADFIELD

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  3. We don't have any of these in our house - we're not that good with technology!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. We have CCTV,such a great form of security x

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  5. We have cctv in our new place, I'm not sure we really need it but it's nice knowing we do just in case xx

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  6. We have a hive and Alexa bulbs too!

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  7. We don't have anything like this in our home at the moment as we rent a flat but when we buy, we'll definitely be getting lots of security added xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  8. I have the Phillips Hue version of the bulbs and they are great.

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  9. We have CCTV, but I really like the idea of wifi lighting x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  10. I LOVE my wifi plugs and lights, they are so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  11. I always glance at these types of products when I have a look in B&Q! I would love to install a wildlife camera on my balcony! I have this amazing little squirrel who goes along a fence near my kitchen window! It's so cute!

    One product I'd love is a Ring doorbell! I hate answering the door if I'm not expecting anyone so to see who is there without opening would be amazing.

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  12. I'm terrible with technology like that. Is it costly? x

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  13. We've got an alarm for our house - and my Mum has CCTV, it gives great peace of mind when you're away
    Em x

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  14. Those wifi lightbulbs are super clever! Need to look into them x

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  15. When we move I want to get a lot more wifi enabled bits x

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  16. We’re going to install some cctv to make us feel safer.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  17. I really wanna switch to the hive when we own our own property

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