Homes don’t typically make Better Homes and Gardens for their stylish security measures, but that’s probably because most security devices are far from stylish. Clunky, typically black, or fairly obvious as cameras or alarms, many are often eyesores and distracting, taking away from a home’s decor.
But, as technology advances, security devices are becoming more and more fashionable, discreet and sleek. And, when you can’t find just the right device to complement your home, there are other, stylish add ons that will keep your safe and in fashion.
Nightlock Door Barricade
The Nightlock Door Barricade is flat panel that connects to the floor and acts as a simple, unobtrusive security device. When not in use, it is simply a flat panel on the floor. When in use, the lock slides in place right against the door, barely noticeable from a standing position. It is subtle but powerful protection that keeps both front doors and patio doors secure from kick-ins in a way that even deadbolts cannot. (And, let’s face it, deadbolts are kind of ugly.)
Scout Alarm Home Security System
A flat white panel that acts as a door panel, access sensor, motion sensor and central hub, the Scout Alarm Home Security System may surpass the security of the future. Even the clunky boxes of the eighties version of the 2,000’s can’t compare to this futuristic device. Not only is it stylish, sleek and thin, it also comes in midnight black, and walnut brown so you can match it to any decor.
Netamo Welcome Security Camera
Instead of the tacky, clunky design of many cameras, that are obviously cameras, the Netamo Welcome Camera is just like it sounds, welcoming. Small and cylindrical, it looks more like home decor than a security device. It has facial recognition software and will alert you if a stranger enters your home. Because of its small size, it fits easily into any nook or cranny and won’t distract from your home’s aesthetic.
While not immediately thought of as a security device, mirrors are a stylish way to make your home a little hipper, and a little safer. Strategically placed mirrors can allow you to see hidden areas in your yard or may let you see who is at the door from the living room. And, they just look good.
Curtains and Blinds
Another low-tech solution, curtains and blinds are a great way to accent your home decor and compliment your security system. Use them to keep the contents and inhabitants of your home hidden from both the general public and anyone interested in sneaking a peek at something to steal. This is also a good way to disguise the fact that you are not at home or the fact that teenagers may be home alone. Thieves can learn a lot simply by observing. Blocking your windows minimizes their observation opportunities.
While you don’t have to get techy to be stylish and secure, if you want to add high-tech security to your home, it doesn’t have to be ugly. Use these stylish devices to keep your home looking fab and feeling safe.