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HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT smart home security system

Feel confident that you’ve picked the best solution for protecting your property with Charley Ward’s guide to smart home security
Nest Cam Indoor has a built-in speaker and mic, so you can hear what’s happening at home and even speak to intruders (or the dog) over the microphone. Below: The Loxone smartphone app offers precise control over your home’s security features

The smart tech industry continues to grow, and now, like your lighting, heating and speakers, the burglar alarm has been given a modern update for the smartphone era. Recent research has found that 71% of us do not feel our dwellings are secure enough and one in 50 British properties has suffered a break-in in the last 12 months. Despite this, a full 85% of UK homeowners only install additional security features after their house has already been burgled.

It’s clear that it’s time to start thinking seriously about how we keep our abodes safe from intruders. Traditional CCTV setups can be expensive to run, and often feature grainy video quality, which makes it difficult to identify trespassers. Fortunately, a wealth of smart tech options now exists to protect your property with just a few taps on a touchscreen. These devices give you the ability to lock your house remotely, receive real time updates on people leaving and entering and watch HD footage recorded from wherever you happen to be, at any time. Most smart home hubs also provide integration with other tech you may already own, supercharging your setup with more helpful features. Fancy interacting with your home via Alexa? No problem. Want to set lighting and heating patterns in tandem with alarms and holiday modes? You’ve got it!

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Renovating floors in a period home - Rainwater goods cost guide - Choosing the right smart home security systems - Could an architect save you money?