It's easy to focus on your home's physical security — good locks, an alarm system— but you should also pay attention to whether or not your home is digitally secure as well, especially if you own Internet of Things devices. Here are five tools that can make your quest for peace of mind much, much easier:
Setting up a security camera doesn't have to be a pain. The Zmodo Pivot 1080p is one of the best cameras on the market because it does everything for you: It acts as a hub for smart devices and rotates in any direction where it senses motion. It even offers two-way audio through a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Its wide-angle, rotating 1080p camera will capture everything, and it can store 16GB of security footage.
Buy it now: Normally $99.99, the Zmodo Pivot 1080p is on sale for 25% off, or $74.99.
We've all locked ourselves out before — it's a complete nightmare, especially if you live alone — and nobody wants to fork over $75 to a locksmith at the end of a long day. To prevent this, get this Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock; all you have to do is punch in a 4-8 digit code or scan your fingerprint to open a door in less than half a second. It’s a simple way to protect your home or office from burglars — and from yourself.
Buy it now: Normally $319.99, the Ultraloq UL3 is on sale for $168.99. That’s almost half off.
You really should have a virtual private network, but there are so many on the market it can be hard to pick the right one. VPN Unlimited is an excellent choice for most people because it offers outstanding privacy protection and is easy to use. Their Infinity plan allows you to use it on ten devices, and with unlimited traffic bandwidth, you'll never need to worry about data usage either.
Buy it now: Normally $525, the VPN Unlimited Infinity Lifetime Plan is on sale for 89% off — that’s just $55.99.
Are the private files on your computer really private? (It doesn't count if they're in a folder labeled "private files.") Make sure your important data is hidden and encrypted with a tool like Hider 2 for Mac. With this data vault, every file you hide automatically becomes AES-256 encrypted and password protected. It's great for storing documents like scans of passports and other important forms of identification.
Buy it now: The Hider 2 for Mac is normally $19.95, but it’s on sale now for $12.99.
There's something appealing about the idea of having all of your appliances connected to the internet — a smart coffee maker? Sure. A smart toaster? Why not. But while the convenience makes sense, having unprotected devices can lead to vulnerability. You wouldn't want anyone to hack your coffee machine and, God forbid, swap out your espresso for decaf, would you? (Or worse, steal your identity using the information stored on the device.) That's why you need CUJO, one tool that secures all of your network-connected devices.
Buy it now: Normally $249, the CUJO is on sale now for $224.99.
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