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Technology to make your home safer in 2018

You probably know many of the coolest advantages of smart technology, like playing your favorite playlist, adding items to your grocery list and reading you the weather forecast. But there’s an added benefit of protecting you and your family, pets and possessions as well. Here are five products worth the splurge in 2018.

Web security camera

A sleek in-home camera, like the Netatmo Welcome, can give you peace of mind when you’re at the office or on the road. The camera connects to an app on your phone, making it easy to check in on the dog or cat and ensure anyone coming into your home is supposed to be there.

Ring security camera

The Ring security system lets you see who’s at your door and speak to them from anywhere with the Ring app, giving visitors the impression you’re home even if you’re miles away.

Carbon monoxide alarm

The Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm connects to an app on your phone and sends you an alert if it detects anything unusual so you don’t have to worry about an emergency while you’re not at home.

Prevent cooking fires

Smoke alarms, sprinklers and fire extinguishers are all effective in the event of a fire, but CookStop helps you prevent a fire in the first place. This device connects to an electric stove and shuts it off after a certain amount of time.

Electronic deadbolt

If you live in a single-family home (not a condo) and you’ve ever had that feeling of, “Did I remember to lock the door?” when you lie down at night or are out for the evening, you’ll love the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. The system has a built in alarm and can be used to schedule a locked door and lights off time. You can use the company’s app or Siri to unlock the door and ensure it’s secure when you’re away.