Utilizing Inexpensive Technology for your Home Security

Goji Home SecurityAre you a tech junkie, looking to use your gadgets in any way possible? Maybe you’re trying to get more use out of your wifi signal… who knows? At any rate, we’ve compiled a list of great low-cost to no-cost options to get a little more “techy” with your home security.


Presence re-imagines your spare iOS and Android devices as free Wi-Fi security cameras! It easily expands with add-on products to secure and control your home from anywhere in the world.

Worried about what your dog is chewing on while you’re at work, or whether your home is secure while you’re on vacation? Just download the award-winning Presence app on a spare smartphone or tablet to turn it into a security camera with motion detection, thanks to the fantastic video capabilities of your old gadget. Sign into Presence on another mobile device or on the web to keep an eye on your home base in real time. Presence will even alert you with recorded videos when motion is detected so you always know what’s going on!

Price: Free


Our homes have changed radically over the past century. So why do we still use lighting that’s based on 19th century technology? Philips Hue lighting can change your decor, keep your home safe, help you relax or focus and much, much more. Lighting has changed.

Price: Varies by product


Unlike traditional systems that only alert you in an alarm event, Alarm.com lets you know what’s happening at your property at any time – whether your system is armed or not. And with our mobile app, you can check in anytime and arm and disarm your system remotely wherever you go.

Price: Varies by product

August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock provides intelligent, secure access to your home. Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes. And you can do it all from your smartphone.

Price: Varies by product


Easily and securely send access to your home to anyone with a supported smartphone. If you choose, you can even specific days and times when the recipient can enter. No need to worry about getting keys back from guests or renters.

Goji is invaluable for managing access for houseguests and home service professionals (housekeepers, dog walkers, contractors, etc.). Rest assured, you can easily cancel or change access for key recipients at anytime.

What apps are you guys using?  Hit the comments button and share!

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