The night my video doorbell revealed my plant thief

Smart tech may help you feel safer but should also come with a warning

Not all are video doorbells are created equally, and what is intended to make you feel safe could end up becoming a nuisance or even a security risk to your home. Photograph: iStock

Not all are video doorbells are created equally, and what is intended to make you feel safe could end up becoming a nuisance or even a security risk to your home. Photograph: iStock

Technology can be both wonderful and a curse. Mobile phones mean we always have a means to contact people but, likewise, we expect people to respond almost instantly when we need them.

Social media has given us a way to stay in touch with friends and family we may have lost touch with, but it has also unleashed a torrent of misinformation and abuse. Every facet of our life can be tracked for our benefit, but at the expense of our privacy.

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