Table of contents:
- 1. Drive
- 2. Survey
- 3. Keep out
- 4. Respond
- 5. Perceive
- 6. Watch out
- 7. Combine
- 8. Integrate
- 9. Watch
- 10. Connect
Cameras, motion detectors that switch on the light, window sensors, programmable keys or access cards: with the right technology, you can make your smart home secure.
When the days get shorter, it's time to protect your home from burglars. Usually it is assumed that burglars do not try to get into the house for more than three to five minutes. It is therefore important to identify all weak points and to provide them with safeguards and deterrents accordingly. We present various products with which you are perfectly protected at home.
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The concealed mechatronic fitting "TipTronic SimplySmart" from Schüco convinces with minimized noise and maximized opening widths. There are also various motorized ventilation functions such as night cooling, night ventilation or time ventilation. The window can be locked in several places and provides increased burglary protection up to RC 2.
The “TipTronic SimpySmart” from Schüco can be operated both manually and by handle, room push button and via mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
The indoor camera stores high-resolution videos in the cloud and enables real-time notification. You can watch the videos on mobile or computer devices, provided you have a network connection. The infrared camera also allows shooting in the dark. “Spotcam Sense” from Spotcam.
The "Spotcam Sense" indoor camera is available for around 120 euros.
3. Keep out
The "ThermoSafe" front door from Hörmann is highly thermally insulated thanks to its thermally separated door frames. It has a burglar-resistant RC 3 security equipment with a 5-point security lock. The "ECturn" door drive enables the door to be opened with a handheld transmitter or radio button and is therefore ideal for barrier-free living.
The "ThermoSafe" secure front door is available in seven different campaign colors and costs around 2, 600 euros.
You carry the laundry basket into the basement and the light switches on automatically: the indoor motion detector from innogy controls light sources and devices. In the event of a break-in, he can also raise the alarm via the smoke detector and inform you by email or SMS. The detection range is twelve meters, and it also has a creep guard and a rotating bracket.
The innogy motion detector even registers temperature differences and thus differentiates between people and objects. It is available for around 50 euros.
Sometimes you don't hear when the doorbell rings: the music is loud or you cut the bushes in the garden. The door chime, which you can take with you in the house and in the garden, helps here. When the doorbell rings, you get an acoustic and a visual signal. You can take it with you or plug it into the socket. By Honeywell.
So that you no longer miss a delivery, simply take the radio gong with you in the house and garden.
6. Watch out
The devolo door / window contact notifies via SMS or email if the window, door or even drawers are opened while you are away. Thanks to the magnetic contact, it can be installed at all entrances and offers optimal control. It is also compatible with other home control modules. Integrated brightness and temperature sensors can act as pulse generators for light control.
With its discreet design, the door / window contact fits perfectly into any room. The price is around 50 euros.
The "Axiom" communication center from Siedle has many functions: door opener, telephone and building automation are combined in one device. So you can always see who is at the door and can control the building technology centrally. Due to the flexible design, it can be set up as a table unit or placed on a wall. The headquarters was honored in 2018 with the “Red Dot Design Award”.
The "Axiom" from Siedle not only impresses with its design, its functions are also diverse. Cost: around 2, 730 euros.
A garage door that is already open when you come home enables the “My Nice” system from Nice. It can be integrated into the Apple HomeKit. You then open the garage door via the Apple Watch or give Siri the appropriate voice command. If GPS is activated on the cell phone, the gate opens as soon as you are close to the house.
With "My Nice" from Nice, you can even create preset scenarios. For example, the garage door opens before you come home, the lights come on and the blinds open.
If the front door, patio doors and windows are sufficiently mechanically reinforced, electronic monitoring is also worthwhile as a deterrent. The outdoor camera with infrared LEDs from Coqon sends photos of the live images to the mobile phone.
Coqon offers various camera models. The camera listed above is the 720p outdoor camera. It has a fixed object and is around 210 euros.
The "Lupusec XT3" is an all-in-one system. It combines smart living, an electronic alarm system and video surveillance. Up to 160 danger detectors can be integrated into the system by radio. The notification takes place via push message, e-mail, SMS or phone call. In addition, almost all video surveillance systems such as IP cameras are compatible with the system.
The Lupusec XT3 is the first KfW-eligible security system of its kind. KfW pays 10 percent of the purchase price. A maximum grant of up to EUR 1, 500 is possible. You can only buy the system from a specialist dealer. The prices vary depending on the expansion of the smart home.