The Outer Banks is an idyllic community that many find refuge in, but like many vacation communities, The Outer Banks experiences an increased rate of crime that tends to occur more frequently during the off-season. However with today’s technology, it has never been easier to protect your investment. You’ve worked hard for your vacation home – here are 4 easy ways to protect your property during the off-season, and every day.
Enhanced Property Awareness
Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate whether it’s a person loitering around your property or if it’s only one of Corolla’s famous wild horses! Strategically-placed exterior cameras provide an extra set of eyes on your property, and often serve as a deterrent against would-be intruders on their own. Outdoor cameras have come a long way, and are now able to tell you if a person, car, or animal is approaching your home. For example, receive an unexpected activity alert when your outdoor camera captures a video clip of a car pulling into your driveway, but not when a bird flies by. With continuous recording allowing you to watch what’s happening at your home anytime, and from anywhere, you’ll rest easy at night knowing your property is safe.
Keep Your Property Well-Maintained
Burglars are less likely to attempt to break-in if they think you are home. If you have a neighbor staying in-town during the off-season, see if they may be willing to check periodically for mail and package deliveries that may arrive during your absence. If you’re unable to have a neighbor pick-up deliveries, consider accepting home deliveries remotely.Motion-triggered video doorbells allow you to confirm the authenticity of visitors at your doorstep using two-way voice and audio directly from your mobile app. Once you confirm the delivery in question, you can remotely unlock your front door, or open the garage door, and receive a notification when your house is safely locked back up and the security system has rearmed.
Secure Every Point of Entry
Even though you’ve checked every lock before you left for the season, an extra layer of protection is always nice to have. Don’t overlook securing obscure doors and windows located in your basement or porch. New technology in glass break sensors means you’ll be notified if your window has been shattered or if it even hears the sound of breaking glass. Likewise, be alerted if someone has triggered a well-positioned contact sensor located on your gate as they attempt to access your backyard.
Appear Home, Even When You’re Not
Arranging for your home’s lights to turn on and off at various times of the day is one of the easiest ways to thwart potential theft. Communicate the wrong message to burglars and schedule your home’s exterior lights to turn on when it senses motion. You can even set up “tripwires” so when a person crosses a certain point on your
property, your lights automatically turn on and provide your property with an irreplacement extra layer of visibility.
Security-based smart home automation solutions provide a turn-key solution for both your property’s security, and your peace of mind. Working with local home and business owners for over 40 years, the Johns Brothers Security team has seen it all. Stop theft in its tracks, and let our local security experts help protect what matters most to you.