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    14 Security Products That Can Help To Keep Your Home Safe

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    1. Just pop this door stop alarm under any of your doors and it'll let you know if there's an intruder. Um, increased safety for less than a fiver? Yes please.

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    Perfect for dorms, apartments, and anywhere you want to boost your security in a low-maintenence way, this door stop alarm is both really simple and incredibly effective. It'll go off the second someone tries to open your doors (you can set the sensitivity to high, medium, or low). Not only will the alarm activate when pressure is applied to the wedge, it works as a stopper too to prevent your door opening fully. Customers say the alarm is really loud!

    Price: £4.24.

    2. This security camera links up with your smartphone and can be controlled with Alexa.

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    Because this security camera links to your phone, you can stream footage of your house remotely. It's got night vision, so you'll be able to see what's going on up to nine metres away from its lens, even at night! The 8x digital zoom lets you focus on specifics if you feel like anything sus is going down, and it comes with free cloud storage (it'll automatically keep everything this camera records for 14 days).

    Price: £24.99.

    3. You can choose to keep your lights on while you're away at timed intervals with these sockets!

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    Just plug them into your pre-existing sockets, set the timer to activate whatever you plug into it for certain times, and you're done! You can strategically make your home look occupied while you're away, and because these come in packs of three, there should be enough to cover the most visible parts of your home.

    Price: £10.51 for a pack of three.

    4. This locked key box is way better than just hiding your key under the mat.

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    It's secured by a code lock, so you won't be able to get in if you don't know the combination. Because it's designed for outside use it's weatherproof, and you can reset the code as often as you like for added security!

    Price: £14.99.

    5. This carbon monoxide alarm will tell you if your CO levels are too high.

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    It's powered by AA batteries (they're included), and it's way more sensitive to the odourless gas than people are. It displays the levels of carbon monoxide in the air via a digital display, and it alerts you via alarm when it gets dangerously high. You can test and silence the alarm any time you like!

    Price: £13.46.

    6. Window locks help to keep even more of your home secure, which is never a bad thing.

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    These locks can withstand forces up to 100kg (i.e., a lot), and they're key-operated so you can lock and unlock them hassle-free. They work on loads of different surfaces, from uPVC to wood and metal, and they're easy to fit too. You can open your windows for ventilation without having to worry.

    Price: £4.69 for one.

    7. Or you could try out these window alarms, which are a great way to let you know if something's going on!

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    You won't have to wait until your windows have been opened for one of these alarms to activate, because they work by picking up on vibrations rather than relying on a direct press. They've got an ultra-slim design, work on all windows (including sliding windows), and are designed not to be set off by things like rain and wind. Plus, the adhesive backing makes installation incredibly easy!

    Price: £24.99 for a pack of four.

    8. An outdoor motion sensor light will let you know if there's someone nearby.

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    This light is activated by motion, so if there's something moving around near your home, you'll know about it. It can be set to work only at night, or you can choose to run it 24/7 instead! The light is really bright, and you can choose how long you want the light to stay on for once it's activated. Its aluminium frame is weatherproof and durable, and it's energy-efficient too!

    Price: £13.99.

    9. See who's at the door without having to get up with one of these wireless Wi-Fi powered video door bells!

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    It's got a wide lens, so you'll be able to see a lot from a little camera! It connects to your phone, so you'll be able to monitor and answer the door even when you're away. You can talk to whoever's outside your door as well, and its motion sensor will turn a light on whenever it senses movement.

    Price: £62.99.

    10. A cross cut shredder will make sure your sensitive documents won't be legible to anyone once you throw them out.

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    Bank statements, bills, and other sensitive documents won't end up being seen by anyone else if you shred them, and cross-cut shredders do a really thorough job! This one's got a 12L bin capacity (that's a lot of paper).

    Price: £23.39.

    11. This password notebook will protect your details from online hackers, and the handy lock will protect the notebook itself from prying eyes.

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    It might seem counterintuitive to write down your passwords physically, but actually, there isn't usually much of a crossover between internet hackers and IRL thieves. Varying your passwords is a great way to stay safe online, but it can be really difficult to remember all of them, which is where physically writing them down can come in handy! This notebook is designed to hold sensitive info, and it's got a handy three-digit lock so nobody but you can open it. The paper's thick and high-quality too!

    Price: £12.97.

    12. You can tell me you've never wanted a dictionary safe, but i won't believe you.

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    This one is made from highly durable carbon steel and has a three-digit combination lock. Just pop it in your bookshelf and its convincing cardboard cover will hide it from view! James Bond who?!

    Price: £6.99.

    13. This chip-activated cat flap won't let anyone but your cat in or out.

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    Worried about other animals entering your home, or just uneasy about the idea of having part of your front door completely accessible 24/7? This cat flap won't open unless it's activated by a chip, which comes in the form of a fob that you can attach to your pet's collar.

    Price: £14.49.

    14. Keep your French doors secure with this lock!

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    By keeping your handles bonded together, this lock makes it really difficult for your patio doors to be broken into. It's really easy to install (just slide it over the handles), and customers say it's durable and effective too.

    Price: £19.99.

    Interested in all things security? Check out our list of products that will keep your stuff safe!