‘Tis the season to be on the lookout for Porch Pirates and other nefarious crooks out to steal your holiday packages. Some of us are still awaiting the arrival of our Cyber Monday purchases and with Free Shipping Day (December 16 this year) right around the corner, there will be more parcels landing on our doorsteps just ripe for grabbing. Since nothing can ruin your Christmas like having your presents stolen, here are some home security products on sale right now.
If you’d like to foil those Porch Pirates without springing for an entire home security system, Amazon is selling the Foscam PTZ F19281 for just $69.99. This isn’t the latest model but it does what the letters PTZ stand for: pan, tilt, zoom. Aim this at your front doorstep and you’ll know who’s going through your mailbox and lifting your packages.
If you want to do some indoor snooping on pets, babysitters or loved ones, Amazon has the Foscam R2 1080p camera for $74.99. Now you can find out what really goes on while you’re at work and whether it’s the dog or the cat that keeps pooping in the plants.
If you’re willing to invest a little more in protecting your crib, Walmart has discounted the two-pack of Netgear Arlo webcams by $60 to just $269.99. This wireless system also includes a gateway to control the cameras.
Vidcams are great for catching crooks but they won’t help if your home catches fire. If you have important documents that you want to protect, Newegg has knocked $5 off the price of the First Alert FATS2030FG fireproof safe, now going for $73.95.
If you’d like to be able to screen visitors from wherever you happen to be, the SkyBell HD video doorbell is on sale now for just $199 at skybell.com, a saving of $60. This nifty little gadget sends a live feed to your smartphone whenever someone rings your doorbell, allowing you to see who’s outside. You can see, hear and speak to the visitor without having to open the door. That means you can tell unsavory strangers that you’re having an NRA meeting inside when you’re actually sipping on Mai Tais on the beach in Waikiki.
Protecting your home is easier and cheaper than ever so buying a security device would be a great gift for your family.