SafetyCast 17 There’s No Place Like Home

Show Description

There’s no place like home, so of course that’s where we want to feel safe. On this episode, Meaghan, George, and Leslie talk about home security from its most basic forms to more expensive options.

Some of the products discussed on the show were:

Video Doorbells

Allow you to see and talk to people at your door and records any activity that triggers them.
Ring Video Doorbell
Ufy video doorbell

Smart Locks

Allow you to open the door by touching your phone to a sensor and provide entry codes to trusted people.
Yale smart lock
August smart lock

Other Devices

The Amazon Echo can be set to guard mode so it will alert you when it hears the sound of breaking glass or the smoke alarm.
Smart bulbs and smart plugs. Leslie likes the Kasa smart bulbs and Kasa smart plugs from TP Link.
Smart thermostats, such as Nest allow you to monitor your home’s temperature and adjust settings from afar.
Smart leak detector’s that notify you when a leak is detected. This product was new to the team, so here are some reviews that may be useful.

Home security systems

This was a hot topic, and the accessibility of each system was discussed.
Ring Alarm
Front Point

Other resources discussed on the show:

Article: “Benefits of Smart Devices for People Living with Disabilities”
Article: “Smart Home Technology Enhancements for the Visually Impaired”
Publication: “Smart Homes Made Simple”

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