SafeWise is a huge fan of the Home Security Store. Like the good people at Home Security Store, SafeWise is on a mission to help make homes and communities safe. SafeWise shares resources and security reviews, so folks can quickly and easily get the information they need to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. Part of that means sharing information about all the latest and coolest home security equipment, which the Home Security Store has in spades. Looking over all their products, it’s impossible not to feel tempted to buy them all. For the sake of brevity, we’ve narrowed or list to our top 10 favorite products offered by Home Security Store:
1. Incognito Safes
You can have a lot of fun just browsing the safes offered by the Home Security Store, mostly because they resemble just about everything besides a safe. You can get a hollowed-out fake self-help book that secretly holds small valuables. But the book safe is run-of-the-mill compared to all the other safes. The decoys range from wall clocks to fruit cans to water bottles—all look real, but are hollowed-out to hide your valuables in inconspicuous hiding places.
2. Video Intercoms
Home Security Store offers a variety of video intercoms, and one of our favorites is this hands-free one. It includes a 7-inch color LCD monitor with a night vision security camera, so you can see who’s at your door any time night or day, without lifting a finger. When a visitor arrive and presses the doorbell, the video monitor will chime and display the visitor on your screen. You can shoo away unwanted solicitors or ask a visitor to identify themselves before you open your door. What’s more, if you hear a suspicious noise, you can press the “view” button and instantly monitor your entranceway anytime.
3. Survival Kit
Home Security Store knows that safety is about more than just security system equipment. A safety must-have for any home is an emergency survival kit. One of our favorites is this one because it’s very affordable, it covers a wide range of basic needs in case of emergency, and everything fits into an easy-to-carry backpack. It would be exhaustive to list everything that comes in this awesome kit, but some of the things it includes are food and water, lights, matches, a radio, items for shelter and warmth, tools, and first-aid essentials. If you don’t have an emergency survival kit, we’d strongly encourage you to consider one.
4. Child Locator
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to be unable to find their child. With a GPS child locator, you never have to worry about losing track of your child at a crowded place or event. This small device is meant to be placed in a child’s pocket or on a wristband, so you always check the location of your child from any smartphone or web-enabled device. If your child needs help, they can press a panic button to immediately alert you a text message or email. You can even set virtual boundaries around certain geographical areas and receive an alert if your child wanders outside the boundaries.
5. Hidden Cameras
Although visible cameras can be a burglar deterrent, sometimes burglars will tamper with them or cover them, so they’re not caught so easily. Therefore, a hidden camera inside the home isn’t a bad idea, and Home Security Store has lots of options. You can get a camera that looks like a smoke detector, an alarm clock, a teddy bear, and more.
6. Gate Alarm
To make sure your kids don’t stray from the backyard or to make sure they don’t get into an area with a pool, install a gate alarm. If the gate is opened without pressing the bypass button, a loud, 110 decibel, alarm will sound from the base station, alerting adults that someone has opened a gate. The equipment is completely wireless, so it’s quick and easy to install. Plus, it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about rain or splash from a pool.
7. Solar-powered Floodlight
Save on electricity and scare potential intruders away with a solar-powered floodlight. All day, this light soaks up rays to power it in the evening, and one day’s worth of rays is enough to activate it 180 times, for a minute each time. The light is motion-activated, so if someone tries to lurk around your front yard, backyard, patio, or other outdoor areas, they will be caught like a deer in the headlights. This would be a great safety addition to any home.
8. Electronic Watchdog
If you don’t want to invest the time and money into a real dog, consider an electronic watchdog. When the sensor detects someone on the other side of a wall or window, the speaker will emit scary barking sounds to scare potential intruders away. You can choose the barking alone, or opt for a dog barking along with a warning siren. With advanced technology, the closer the intruder gets, the more frequent the barking. The best part is that there’s no maintenance. Just plug it in, and you’re done.
9. Spy Sunglasses
If you ever need to go undercover or play spy, these security camera sunglasses will have your back. Already popular with police divisions, these sunglasses are designed to discreetly record video. Most people probably wouldn’t find an everyday use for this piece of equipment, but it’s like something from a Mission Impossible movie, so we had to include it on our list!
10. Driveway Alarm
This driveway alarm can detect motion in a large area, and the sensor and receiver can be placed pretty far away. You can use this alarm as a perimeter alert around your store or home, as a driveway alarm to detect approaching vehicles, as a wireless doorbell, or as a warehouse delivery system. It’s a versatile piece of equipment that could be easily incorporated into any home or business.
Home Security Store offers a lot of cool products, and we had to really strain ourselves to keep our list to our favorite ten. If you have comments on any of the products we’ve mentioned, or if we didn’t list one of your favorite pieces of equipment, please let us know in the comments! For more safety tips and security system reviews, visit www.safewise.com.