LOVELAND –  Technology tools can improve the security of your home while also increasing its value. If you’re thinking about modernizing your home and enhancing its security, here are some high-tech home security tools to consider.

Video doorbell

During this past holiday season, you probably heard news about package thieves and the video evidence catching them in the act. That footage often comes from video doorbell systems, such as the Ring. These systems have great features such as recording motion at your front door and allowing you to communicate remotely with anyone at your door. This is a great security feature that is increasingly popular.

Exterior cameras

Many exterior camera systems have similar features to video doorbells. They can alert you to motion and allow two-way communication. Cameras can be hardwired or wi-fi enabled. You can also access live feeds from a mobile app. It’s a nice way to keep an eye on your home without actually being present.

Wi-Fi security systems

There are two main features to modern security systems. The first is the ability to add wireless components without the assistance of an electrician. The second is the ability to monitor your home and system through a mobile app. This allows you to view past activity, provide access to visitors in real time, and more.

Smart door locks

If you’re tired of carrying around a key or getting locked out of your home, a smart door lock may be just the solution. Smart locks come in different varieties such as those with code entries, finger print access, and/or mobile apps. Some even include geo-fencing, which locks and unlocks your doors automatically as leave or return from your home.

Increased home values

High tech home gadgets can improve the appeal and value of your home. Technology is more than just a trend. It’s becoming a way of life. If your home contains desirable security technology features, it will be an added selling point to potential buyers.

By Suzanne Plewes. Suzanne  is a broker associate at RE/MAX Alliance. Write to 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537, call 970.290.0373 or e-mail