The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about gifts. There are a couple of ways to choose holiday gifts — you can fight the crowds at the mall trying to find exactly what you are looking for, or you can give gift cards to places that you aren’t sure the recipient will enjoy. We think that this year you can choose to give your loved ones the gift of security.
Whether you have an elderly loved one that lives alone, a child away at college or simply want to ensure your family is safe at home while you're away, there is a broad range of security upgrades that you can give for holiday gifts that will be well used and greatly appreciated. Here are a few suggestions for home security upgrades that would make the perfect holiday gift.
A security camera allows the interior and/or exterior of the home to be viewed through other devices, such as a smartphone or computer. They are available in a variety of styles, most of which can pan, tilt and zoom to allow the homeowner to have an all-encompassing view. With a security camera, homeowners can keep an eye on the perimeter of their home, watch children while they are home alone or with a babysitter, or allow parents to monitor elderly loved ones who live independently.
Long gone are the days when door locks were limited to a simple key lock or a small chain lock. There are a number of options to choose from when it comes to door locks, including interactive door locks, which allow the locks to be remotely controlled with home automation. For example, the locks could be programmed to allow the kids entry after school or to allow home maintenance attendants in for scheduled appointments.
A door viewer replaces traditional peepholes by allowing you to view a wider angle and further distance on the other side of the door. The device also works as a camera and snaps a picture of everyone who comes to the door. It is easy to install and easy to operate (with a simple push of a button). The door viewer looks like a standard peephole on the outside of the door but has a LCD screen on the inside, which allows you to see both the upper and lower portion of visitors for a distance of about 15 feet. The viewer also allows you to view the driveway and/or hallway for apartment dwellers.
Whether you choose to give a security system or deadbolt lock as gifts for the holidays, giving the gift of additional home security is the perfect gift. You do not have to worry about sizes, fighting crowds or returns, simply choose the type of security upgrade that is best suited for the recipient, contact a your local locksmith and you can rest easy knowing that you have given not only a well-appreciated gift, but the gift of knowing your loved ones are safe and secure.
Contact Area Safe & Lock Service to learn more about unique ideas for home security gifts or to arrange for a locksmith to install new locks or a security system.