Word count: 590What better topic to discuss this time than smart security devices that are simple to use, in addition to being smarter and in most cases cheaper than your average home security system?Cocoon Although very small, Cocoon pictured above has a few aces up its sleeve. It will keep your place safe by tracking noise levels and reporting any unusual sounds via the Cocoon app on your smartphone. Cocoon is being featured on Indiegogo, with shipping to backers scheduled for December 2015. At the time of writing this article, only a triple pack three devices was available for purchase, for $999. With this all in one device, you get a motion activated security camera, as well as air quality, humidity and temperature sensors. That makes Canary ideal for pairing up with automation enabled air conditioners and heaters, thus further increasing its already impressive set of features. Once motion detection has been triggered, night vision enabled cameras turn
on, sending a feed to your phone and allowing you to fire a very loud 90 decibel alarm think Boeing 737 loud, call the police or ignore the event altogether. The device will save these videos by default, so you can review them later. Although Canary is a one time purchase, there are subscription plans available to increase the length of recorded video history from the default 12 hours up to 30 days and enable you to bookmark more than five videos. Canary costs $249. But what if you want
to prevent someone from intruding in the first place?Owning a smart lock could help.