When it comes to smart home security, there are a couple of things that immediately come to mind for protecting your house from intruders.
Securing the front door to your home is of course, a priority, and the latest range of smart locks have this covered. Similarly, monitoring what’s going on outside your property is critical and here, connected smart cameras take care of the job.
However, monitoring the status of the windows and doors in your home is an equally crucial consideration, and up until now, many of the options on the market have been somewhat on the larger side, making them less than inconspicuous.
Effectively a seriously thin magnetic sensor that can be attached to the opening points of any windows and doors in your home, Strips Guard is a Z-Wave Plus certified solution designed to ensure you know exactly what’s going on around the potential entry points to your property.
The strips behind the name really are slimline (only 3mm) and are made to be mounted to a door or window frame alongside a small magnet which detects when the circuit is broken before letting you know something’s not right.
When an issue is detected, the device transmits back to your smart home controller to alert you to what’s going on.
So what does this look like on the ground?
Well if a window or door is opened or closed (but shouldn’t be), you’ll receive an alert on your phone or tablet and can respond instantly. Similarly, installing Strips on every door and window in your property effectively offers protection for every potential entry point into your home.
The low-profile design of the Strips Guard means that when fitted within the recess of a door or window, each device really can be virtually invisible from the outside and within. This is kind of a big deal as anyone who’s familiar with the majority of Z-Wave based security devices which tend towards the larger side of the scale.
One of the really great things about the Strips Guard solution is that it’s also rated for outdoor use, meaning it’s perfectly at home on a shed door as well as the external facing doors to your home.
Of course, the system also operates within the home and can be installed virtually anywhere you want to keep a close eye for suspicious activity (think drawers, closets, cupboards etc), not just in the traditional spots on doors and windows.
Strips Guard comes with an inbuilt battery providing a 10 year stated life while most alternatives on the market tend to offer around 2-4 years, making the system an excellent long-term investment for ensuring that your most valuable possessions are monitored in real-time, al the time.