The world around us is a connected place, and like it or not, it’s here to stay. Smart phones and smart watches and smart TVs and even smart microwaves. These devices, designed to make life easier, save you money, or keep you safer, have become so commonplace that it’s difficult to remember a time without them. And with smart devices available for almost every aspect of your life, why not take advantage of the ones that can keep your home protected? Used in combination with a great homeowners insurance policy, these three types of devices can provide the peace of mind your deserve!
If you’ve ever left home in a rush, and then later worried that you forgot to lock the door, a smart lock can help alleviate your fears. Capable of connecting with both Bluetooth and Wi-fi, these locks offer a variety of options for keeping your home secure while also monitoring who is coming, who is going, and even when they’re doing it. Smart locks allow you to lock and unlock your door remotely, provide special access to friends and family, and even lock automatically when your connected device reaches a specific distance from your home. Sounds great, right?
Smart Home Sensors
We’ve mentioned it before, but water damage claims far outnumber all others when it comes to homeowner and condo insurance policies. With smart sensors, you can detect leaks as soon as they happen (even when you’re not home), minimizing the damage and the headache that goes with it. Not convinced? They work great for much more than water leaks, and most will monitor and provide alerts for smoke alarms, doors, windows, and even temperature changes, adding an extra layer of protection to your home.
If you can’t be at home, you can at least see your home with any number of available smart cameras designed for use both indoors and out. Not only do cameras act as a deterrent to would-be thieves and burglars, but they also allow you to check in on pets and kids. By integrating your cameras with other devices, you’re able to actually see what’s happening in your home when you get alerts about other potential issues.
Imagine getting an alert that your dishwasher is leaking water, checking an in-home camera to see how bad the damage is, and then unlocking your front door as you pull in the driveway so you can get inside even faster… it’s all possible!
The best way to protect your home is with an active homeowners or condo policy, but adding these smart devices offers an extra layer of security and control. If you are looking to get started with either (or both), residents of your community are eligible to receive a free Notion home starter kit with the purchase of a new homeowners insurance policy through our partner, Lemonade.