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5 innovative home security products you can afford to invest in


Burglary remains on the rise which means burglar proofing should still be a top priority. New gadgets, technology and home security products are being launched constantly, but our friends at LockLatch have five they believe will take your burglar proofing to the next level.

#1 Hidden wall safeclock-safe

As discussed in 7 Burglary Myths Debunked, burglars tend to know all your good “hiding” places. The hidden wall safe is a DIY-friendly alternative to regular safes that criminals may be on the hunt for. This home security product provides a secure place for you in which to hide your valuables that blends into your home surroundings. The two main examples are safes that are inserted into a plug point or that are mounted on a wall like a clock or in a bookshelf like a dictionary.book-safe

#2 Trellidor Clear Guard

Trellidor has taken security gates to the next level with its clear guard. This home security product is made from steel mesh that is tightly woven together, but looks like a pane of glass – we finally have a security door option that is not an eyesore. This mesh can be used to replace sliding door and patio glass doors and windows. Not convinced of the strength? Watch the video here!

#3 PetLatchpetlatch

From the company that introduced LockLatch to the South African market comes PetLatch. The product offers all the convenience and benefits of LockLatch, but is designed specifically for pet access. In other words it allows for a slightly bigger opening for bigger pets. This is a great home security product as using this doggy door alternative means you don’t need to install a permanent dog door – which is a big home security threat.

#4 Pressure doormatdoor-mat

If you’re looking for a nifty home security product for your flat or house, then this is the one for you. The pressure doormat will let you know, wherever you are, if someone has stepped onto your front door mat. It sells on Amazon from around R150 each.

#5 CCTV in a lightbulbcamera-in-lightbulb

2015’s CES Best of Innovation Award winner, lighting company Sengled, released Snap, a lightbulb that combines WiFi connectivity with an LED light that features a 1080px security camera. The lightbulb can be safely used indoors or outdoors and is available on Amazon for a pricey R3,000 each.

There you have it! Five new DIY home security products you can install to make your home more secure for summer.


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