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59. As a partner with Nest, they also allow you to choose between using their own equipment or Nest Secure equipment and monitoring. If you choose Nest Secure, Brinks will provide the ongoing staff and support for that system. Choosing Brinks comes at a premium price, but they do offer financing options for equipment at low or no interest. The monitoring itself is low cost, and it comes with a 2 year warranty although some options also require a 3 year commitment. There are steep early termination fees, but if you go with Nest Secure, there is an alternative month to month plan.

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Another useful feature is the possibility to add different types of users and assign permanent or temporary permissions for them. For instance, if your cleaning lady comes every Tuesday and Friday, you might want set up a specific access schedule for her, allowing her to enter the house only on those specific days and at the agreed hour. Another aspect worth taking into consideration refers to activity logs for those cases when you want to see who entered or exited your home. This usually comes with the option to set email or SMS alerts in case of a forced entry. Voice activation is another interesting feature, allowing you to lock or unlock your door with a voice command that you have set yourself. If you have the habit of constantly wondering whether you locked the door or not, you might be interested in getting a smart lock that provides a geo fencing feature.

 

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But with a built in alarm ready to scare them off, the $229 Apple HomeKit compatible lock is a great way to scare off thieves if they decide to kick the door in. Taking a key and a keycode, and opening via Siri or the Schlage Sense app, the Bluetooth enabled deadbolt comes in a satin nickel or matte black finish to keep the look of the lock consistent with most handle sets. And through HomeKit, you can set up a “goodnight Siri” scene that will ensure your door is locked and lights are off, when you slide into bed. Talk about sleeping safe and sound. Ensure the shed is safe Master Lock Bluetooth Outdoor Smart Padlock Master Lock Often overlooked, and usually full of valuable items, sheds can also benefit from some connected upgrades. For instance, the Master Lock Wide Bluetooth Smart Padlock is not only a hearty shackle with anti shim technology, it can also send tamper alerts when someone starts fiddling with it. Unlocking with a touch when an authorized Bluetooth device your smartphone is in range or a directional combination pad, when none are around, the $89 weather resistant lock connects to a smartphone app that features military grade encryption. That’s not just for fending off hackers and burglars — if your neighbor wants to borrow your lawnmower, you can add them as a guest in the app, and they can unlock the Smart Padlock with their phone instead. Shy away from cameras with a motion sensor SmartThings Motion Sensor SmartThings Cameras can be great for catching crooks in your home, but not everyone is comfortable living in a surveilled space. The SmartThings Motion Sensor, available for $40 or as part of the $249 SmartThings Home Monitor Kit which includes the required SmartThings Hub, can provide smartphone alerts when a room sees some unexpected action. Great for home security or keeping the teens out of the liquor cabinet, the Motion Sensor can even be paired with connected lights to make your home more energy efficient — or to scare a burglar who thinks the lights are off and no one’s home.