How to automate your home security

Your home’s your sanctuary. So feeling safe, secure and in the know – both when you’re there and when you’re out – is essential. Discover how these smart home security products can make your home more secure and give you peace of mind 24/7.

Smart security cameras: never miss a moment

Smart security cameras let you see and hear what’s happening around your home – anywhere, anytime.

The Samsung SmartCam has a 130° wide-angle lens so you can see more of your living room, front yard, or any other area you choose to keep a watchful eye over. Using the smart camera’s app on your phone, you can see what it sees via a real-time HD video feed – and even talk to whoever’s on the other side using two-way video chat.

Doubling as a floodlight, the Sengled Snap Smart Globe with infrared night vision is another great choice. It also slots right into a standard PAR83 light globe fitting for easy installation.

Did you know?
You can set up most home security cameras to send you a notification when motion or sound is detected, so you’re never out of the loop.

Smart doorbells: know who’s knocking

If you don’t need the complete monitoring feature-set of a camera, smart doorbells are a great way to connect you with whoever’s at your door, even when you’re not at home.

Like smart cameras, the Ring Video Doorbell notifies you when visitors arrive and lets you see/speak to them via two-way video chat – all through your phone or tablet. You can even customise everything from the ringing volume to where the motion sensors should focus.

Did you know?
The majority of smart doorbells connect straight to your existing doorbell wiring, so installation is quick and straightforward.

Smart locks: less to worry about when you leave

A smart door lock lets you come and go as you please, and monitor who enters your home while you're away – no keys needed.

Depending on the model, you can configure them to lock automatically when you close the door behind you, detect forced entries, and even view a history of who’s accessed your home and at what time.

When it comes to choosing the right door lock, it all depends on the features you’re after. A high-tech model like the Samsung Fingerprint Smart Lock can be loaded up with 100 different fingerprints and 130 unique passcodes/RFID tags – all on top of standard keypad entry.

On the simpler side, the Master Lock Bluetooth padlock is perfect for securing things outside. It uses your phone when it’s in range, or a directional code when it’s out of range.

Did you know?
Most smart door locks can be retrofitted to existing deadbolts, so there’s no extensive D.I.Y. or installation required. Plus, you won’t need to cut another set of keys again. Handy.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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