11 Life-Changing Tools That Will Keep You Safe at Home

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At a time when many of us are working from home, staying safe and protecting our sensitive information is critical. From properly disposing of your mail to monitoring visitors and checking on your space while you're away, there are plenty of devices designed to increase or maintain your home security.

Whether you're a remote employee, a concerned parent, or a first-time homebuyer looking to tighten your home security, you'll find a useful accessory from the affordable options I've curated ahead.

Ring Alarm Flood and Freeze Sensor
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Ring Alarm Flood and Freeze Sensor

This Ring Alarm Flood and Freeze Sensor ($35) will monitor flood and water damage, keeping you safe from hazards. It's easy to set up with clear instructions that don't require a professional.

Amazon Echo Show 5
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Amazon Echo Show 5

Stay connected to your family near and far with the Amazon Echo Show 5 ($45, originally $90). You can also use it to organize your day and entertain yourself.

Fulao Wireless Mini Hidden Camera
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Fulao Wireless Mini Hidden Camera

This Fulao Wireless Mini Hidden Camera ($46) covers a lot of ground, allowing you to remotely view any room when you're away.

SimpliSafe Entry Sensors
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SimpliSafe Entry Sensors

With these SimpliSafe Entry Sensors ($50 for four), you will know when someone is entering your home or opening a window. Place them on doors and windows, and the sensor magnets will work to keep you protected.

Amazon Basics Paper and Credit Card Shredder
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Amazon Basics Paper and Credit Card Shredder

Get rid of all your sensitive mail and documents with the help of this Amazon Basics Paper and Credit Card Shredder ($41). I swear by one to protect my information.

Victure 1080P Home Security Camera System
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Victure 1080P Home Security Camera System

This Victure 1080P Home Security Camera System ($140) can recognize faces so you know who's entering your home at all times.

Amazon Basics Home Keypad Safe
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Amazon Basics Home Keypad Safe

Protect all your important documents like your passport, social security card, and will in this durable Amazon Basics Home Keypad Safe ($128).

Prodigy SmartLock MaxSecure Interconnect Commercial Grade Lock
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Prodigy SmartLock MaxSecure Interconnect Commercial Grade Lock

This Prodigy SmartLock MaxSecure Interconnect Commercial Grade Lock ($385) will make sure an unwanted person can't access your space.

Amazon Echo
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Amazon Echo

From streaming your favorite songs to looking up random information, the new Amazon Echo ($100) can deliver all the work your personal assistant can.

Wemlb Hidden Camera Alarm Clock
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Wemlb Hidden Camera Alarm Clock

If you'd like to occasionally check up on your home while you're away, this Wemlb Hidden Camera Alarm Clock ($60) has you covered.