To ease your mind, you should consider owning a dog. While many dogs are specially trained to provide security, any dog that barks at the presence of strangers can be an incredibly effective deterrent against crime. Moreover, a dog can provide you with the comfort of a companion
so that you do not focus on potential danger any more than necessary. Although home security can be expensive, it does not have to be costly
to be effective. LifeShield, Front Point, and other companies provide good wireless security that you can install yourself and don't cost a bundle. By using some basic common sense measures to protect yourself and your property, you can prevent danger from showing up at your door or window. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can take steps to ensure that you and your home are nearly as secure as the most fortified palaces. The Brilliant Control is a unique wall switch that uses Wi Fi to connect to and control various smart devices in your home. It has a 5 inch color touch screen with user friendly button controls that let you play music, control lighting, set thermostat temperatures, and see who is at your door, among other things. It works with many popular smart home platforms including Ecobee, Nest, Philips Hue, Ring, and Sonos, and it has built in Amazon Alexa voice support that allows it to do almost everything an Echo device can do. It's fairly pricey and requires wiring knowledge to install, but it's a smart addition to a high tech home.