Can You Trust Smart Home Security Devices Like Ring Doorbell?

There is an app for practically everything these days. The pandemic and lockdowns in 2020 have led us to become much more reliant on technology. It is as if certain boundaries have been broken down leaving us more open and accepting of a shift to abandoning more traditional, comfortable methods of carrying out our day to day activities.

But is there an app you can trust with your home security?

What is the Best Home Security App?

If you are looking for the best app for Security it is important to do some thorough research into the most reliable home security apps and how to maintain them to avoid security breaches and hacking.

It can be quite reassuring and convenient to be able to watch your house from your phone, and very handy if you have a pet.

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However, with technology comes glitches and vulnerabilities to hackers. It is important to use caution and be aware of potential pitfalls to protect your privacy and security.

Best home security cameras 2021

Techradar has looked at smart home security and the best cameras for your home with pros and cons here. It is really important to thoroughly research reviews before investing in a home security system. Buying the wrong home security camera could put your security at increased risk.

Are Ring Doorbells Worth It?

The cost of a doorbell that rings on your phone can vary and it is important to ensure that you choose one which provides high levels of security and privacy.

Could Video Doorbells Be a Security Threat?

The popularity of Ring doorbells has surged in the last year. In this article in Ideal Home they discuss how video door bells could make you vulnerable to theft. They advise;

  • Choosing a reputable brand
  • Installing updates
  • Choosing a good password and 2-factor authentication.

Maintaining your device and installing updates is key to keeping your system safe and secure.

In this article Which says that 11 doorbells they tested demonstrated sifnificant security issues.

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It is very important that smart home security is not used in place of reliable physical methods of burglary prevention.

The Best Way to Protect Against Burglary

An app can provide advantages as long as you choose and maintain it with great care. However, when it comes to keeping intruders out of your home you can’t beat traditional locks and physical security planned and installed by an experienced professional.

Once in place, physical security measures will provide high security levels that will prevent intrusion and require very little maintenance.

house protected against burglary

What is the Best Security for Home?

In the case of home security simple, high quality physcial security measures you can trust and rely on are the best way to secure a property.

The right locks for doors and windows will not only put intruders off even attempting to access your home but will also make it very difficult for them to gain access if they do try.

Physcially preventing intruder access to your home is something that an app can’t do. An app can simply alert you to a break in or put your mind at rest that there has not been a burglary. A carefully choosen and maintained security app should only be used as an added extra to excellent physical security measures.

The Most Effective Home Security Measures


As window and door lock specialists we know that ensuring you have the best locks for your doors and windows can be a game changer. High security locks and keys can really enhance your security.

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Door Reinforcement

There are a number of security products which can significantly enhance your front door security such as;

  • A lock guard
  • Hinge bolts
  • Birmingham bar
  • London bar
lockguard installed on front door
Front Door Lockguard

Read more about how to make your front door more secure here.

Security Grilles

Bespoke security grilles for windows and doors are an excellent way to achieve high security, particularly on a ground floor, basement or where access could be gain via a flat roof. Security gates and bars come in a range of styles to suit any property. Choose from bespoke design Georgian , fixed, decorative or retractable grilles in a range of colours. Visit our security grilles gallery for examples.

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Security safes are ideal for securing money and valuables in your home. Not only do they prevent theft in the event of a burglary, they also secure your belongings from anyone entering your home to carry out work. We are security safes installation specialists in London.

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Smart Home Security and Traditional Security

Apps and gadgets can be really useful but it is important not to fall into the trap of relying on technology when it is not always the best option. When it comes to residential or commercial security it is really important to address the basics of physical security. Call a reliable local locksmith to carry out a free security survey.

If you would like some practical tips for staying one step ahead of the modern day common thief read here about How Burglars Operate.

Technology offers us many advantages and shortcuts 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.

London Security Specialists

At IKS Locksmiths we are specialists in home security and offer a bespoke security service that encompasses every possible scenario for that particular set of circumstances.

When it comes to security complete peace of mind requires the best physical security measures as the top priority.

Should you require a free security survey of your property contact us.

How can we help you?

For professional security advice and information call to speak directly to Martin, our Master Locksmith and security specialist.

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