3 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While You're on Vacation
May 26, 2016
So, the summer is almost here. You've been counting the days until it's time to make your break for vacation, planning every detail of your upcoming getaway, and now it's just about time to put your plan into action. However, keeping your home secure while you’re away on vacation can be a major concern for many homeowners.
Don’t let your home’s security keep you from enjoying a relaxing break. Let technology do the work for you by following this simple home security advice.
1. Install a Home Security System
The very first thing you should do to ensure the security of your home is to install a reliable home security system. A home security system can ensure that your home is protected from burglaries, fires, home invasions, carbon monoxide, and even medical emergencies. Qualities to look for in a great home security system include:
- 24/7 monitoring to keep your home and your family safe around the clock
- Wireless connectivity so your system isn’t affected by power outages or wire tampering
- Customizable options so you can get the exact protection you need
- Fast, easy, and professional installation so you can get started protecting your home right away
2. Download Our Mobile Security App
Once you’ve installed a reliable security system and cameras in your home, you can take a small sigh of relief, knowing a professional team of security specialists has your back. But what happens when you head off on vacation and forget to set the alarm? What happens when your neighbor can’t get in to check on your pet fish or water your houseplants? I’m sure you can come up with countless scenarios where you need more control over the security system in your home, especially while you’re away on vacation.
At Security Doctors, we provide our customers with the Total Connect™ Remote Services application, an innovative mobile security app that can give you peace of mind in just a few taps.
The way this app works is that it brings your home's security systems together in a single platform, allowing you to see what's happening in and around your home and make changes to your security settings from wherever you happen to be.
You simply download the mobile app, sync it up with your security system, and then you can check in on your home right from the mobile device of your choice. If you want to glance through your cameras to be sure everything is safe, you can do that. If you need to disarm your security alarm so your friend can let your dogs out, all it takes is the touch of a button. This simple app puts you in full control of your security system, so you can worry about getting a tan, instead of your home's security.
3. Talk to Your Neighbors
When you’re away from your home for an extended period of time, there are some telltale signs that can tip burglars off: stacks of newspapers on the porch, an overgrown lawn, or a lack of lights or activity in and around your home. Even with a home security system and a mobile app to help you monitor it, your home can still be a target for break-ins.
Assuming you trust your neighbors and have a friendly relationship with them, talk to them and let them know when you’ll be out of town. Consider asking them to collect your mail and newspapers and give them a key so they can place it inside. Pay one of the neighborhood kids to mow your lawn and water the landscaping while you’re away. In general, having an extra set of eyes and ears on your home is always a good idea, and having your neighbors in and around your house will minimize your risk of becoming a target for burgalars.
For more information on how you can keep your home safe, even when you're thousands of miles away, contact us today! Security Doctors can provide you with the wireless home security, 24/7 monitoring, and mobile security technology to give you peace of mind while you’re on vacation this summer.