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Security Apps to Protect Your Home……Really?

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As a locksmith this leads me to the question of what is the best app for Home Security or Commercial Security?

  • What home security apps are available?
  • Which are the best security apps for the home?
  • Do we need a security at home app?

The main security apps available are those that cover Home Surveillance

There are apps that allow you to monitor your home while you are away with images, videos and even those that allow you to talk to visitors at your front door from you smart phone. There are apps that offer an alarm function and those that allow you to remotely monitor and adjust the atmosphere in your home. To find out about home surveillance apps available read here. .

My View on home surveillance apps

They can be a nifty cost effective way to monitor what is going on in your home while you are away or to keep an eye on the cat! However physical security methods (Locks, Security Grilles and Safes) are the number one defense against intruders accessing your property in the first place. As a secondary measure to physical security home surveillance has its benefits. Personally I question how reliable these apps would be and I would be inclined to reply on an expert rather than an app to secure my home and family.

Apps and gadgets can be really useful but it is important not to fall into the trap of over relying on technology. When it comes to residential or commercial security it is really important to let common sense prevail and get back to basics. If you would like some practical tips for really staying one step ahead of the modern day common thief read here “How Do Burglars Think?”.

Technology offers us many advantages and short cuts however it is important to remember that security for each situation must be assessed on an individual basis to take into account the many elements that can cause a property to be vulnerable. At IKS Locksmiths we are specialists in Home Security and offer a bespoke security service which encompasses every possible scenario for that particular set of circumstances. My conclusion is that when it comes to security complete piece of mind requires more than an off the shelf solution.    

Should you require a free security survey don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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