Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Technology Can Make Your Home Safer

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Technology Can Make Your Home Safer

Article excerpt

The things computers and smartphones can do are almost beyond imagination. One new area for smartphones or computers is the security of your home.

Several product lines offer increased security and peace of mind. One of these is offered from a company called Iris. It lets you set up wireless video cameras that you can monitor from your smartphone or computer. In addition, a readily available deadbolt on your door will allow you to unlock the door from your smartphone, as well as receive notification on your phone any time someone unlocks the door. For anyone with young children and baby sitters, this can be a huge comfort. This would also be great for school-aged children coming home to an empty house. You'll immediately know they're home safely.

Some deadbolts will sound an alarm when the door is being pushed, as in an attempted break-in. Window and door sensors can easily be installed by a homeowner, and again, your smartphone or computer will let you know when they have been triggered. …

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