Tis’ the season for unlocked doors, open windows, and long vacations. A recent study conducted by OnePoll for Alarm.com, found that 50% of homeowners are likely to worry more when they travel.
But just because it’s almost Summer, doesn’t mean you should be lax in your home’s security. Modern security makes it easy to safeguard your home with smart security that goes the distance.
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The Summer season is meant for great escapes – don’t let vacation worries hold you back. Here are three smart security tips to help ease vacation woes.
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Tip 1: Deter would-be burglars
Have you ever been curious to know if the presence of your home security system is enough to keep prowlers at bay? According to a panel of real burglars, it does. Eight out of ten burglars look to see if an alarm is present before attempting a burglary, and 60% will go somewhere else if they spot an alarm.
Increasing the visibility of your home’s security system is also important. A few ways to easily communicate to intruders that your home is professionally monitored and secured include alarm signs, window stickers, and outdoor cameras. You can even create an outdoor smart reaction that will trigger your home’s outdoor lighting to turn on based on when a person, car, or animal crosses your camera’s pathway.
Tip 2: Safeguard vulnerable access points
Research shows that the basics are too often forgotten. Between packing, getting the kids ready, and loading everyone into the car – it’s easy to forget the simplest of things like locking the front door or closing the garage.
Attain peace of mind knowing you can remotely lock your door while on the road using a smart lock. You can even generate user codes giving your dog-walker or a trusted neighbor temporary access into your home.
Consider setting up smartphone alerts and reminders so you’ll be notified of any critical events and be able to fix problems remotely.
Tip 3: Don’t leave packages unattended
A lot of homeowners rely on using online services to get their regular shopping done. While package theft is widely recognized during the holiday season, for many homeowners, porch pirate activity is a year-round problem.
Don’t tempt would-be burglars by leaving packages visible on your front steps. Modern security is an easy solution that encompasses smart door locks and a video doorbell camera so you can stop potential porch theft before it happens. When used in conjunction with your
Alarm.com app you can quickly verify your visitor, communicate delivery directions for your package, and secure your home after your delivery has been safely placed inside your home.
You’ve worked hard for your vacation. This Summer, pack away worries with smart security. Attain peace of mind and contact our team to get started today