Nowadays thieves can take advantage of your belongings in many different ways. Old school robbers have equipped themselves with tech gadgets to help them maintain stealthily and leave no traces, while hackers most of the times don’t even have to be near you to steal your information. Your old school alarm system has long lost its value and has most likely just instilled a false feeling of safety.

Thankfully, nowadays you can also equip your home with cool tech accessories to protect both your material and digital belongings. Smart technologies allow us to monitor and control our house from any point in the world, as long as we have internet access. They are the best way to have peace of mind, especially if you own a pet. These are the five must-have smart home security accessories:


# Image Brand Price
1 CUJO $129
2 Blink $320
3 August $163
4 Aeotec $59
5 Zmodo $115


1. CUJU AI Home Firewall

No matter how impregnatable your home might be, if your internet is vulnerable — it is all pointless. Thankfully, nowadays you can leverage advanced Artificial Intelligence algorithms that will ensure only you can use your devices. It will also remove all possible malware, phising and more. And what is required to set it up? Just plug it in to your router, install the CUJO AI App and follow the seamless set-up guide. It takes no more than 2-3 minutes for all your devices to be fully connected! If you are a parent, you will definitely find the child control features included. With them, you can block content, as well as monitor the internet browsing. The best part of it all is that it is as big as a smartphone, and comes with two glowing eyes — the cutest security gadgets I’ve seen so far!

2. Blink XT Home Camera System

If you have a child, pet, or you just want to have peace of mind wherever you go — the Blink XT camera system is the pefect companion for you. They’are small and look sleak, making them one of the few good-looking camera availble on the market nowadays. The cameras are waterproof, making them perfect for both outdoor and indoor, although I would check out different alternatives for outdoor security. If three are too many for you, there are other options available — 1, 2 and 5 cameras. Once powered (2 AA Li Batteries), a a set of batteries can last up to two years of usage! Using the Blink app, you can easily check out all connected cameras. .

3. August Smart Door Lock

There are always moments when you are laying down in your bed, having your sweet moment watching a great movie… And then the doorbell rings. Have you ever wished that you could just check out who is at the door from your bed and open the door or ignore them? Well, even if you haven’t, you most definitely can. And the best part? It costs less than 170$! Either with your phone or through Alexa, you will be able to set virtual keys for different people or guests and trck who enters and leaves, as well as when. The August Smart Lock feature will ensure than whenever you leave your home, the door looks itself after you.

4. Aeotec 6-in-1 Multisensor

You never know what might go wrong at your home, especially if you have a pet or a child. The Aeotec Multisensor can provide you full details of the room it is located it, including motion, temperature, humidity, light, ,UV and vibration. All of those sensors are packed into an extremely small device that can easily fit anywhere. It is powered by two lithium batteries that required to be replaced once every two years. It works with all certified Z-Wave gateways, including the Indigo 7, openHAB, SmartThings and Vera.

5. Zmodo Wireless Outdoor Security Cameras

If you want to fully protect yourself outdoors, you would need the best equipped camera set for that. The Zmodo wireless outdoor camers comes with all features required, including 1 month free trial of Zmodo’s cloud service. The cameras come equipped with IR night vision feature to ensure that you will see perfectly at any time. The cameras do ,ot run on batteries, which makes them perfect for outside use, as they do not require to be changed very often and allows them to work up to -10 degrees Celcius. Monitorings happens through the specialized Zmodo app, availble for both Android and iOS devices. If four cameras are too much for you, feel free to check out the other availble options of 1 and 2 cameras. Overall, this cameras set is perfect for outdoor security.