It’s essential not only to spend time with family, shop for gifts, and make travel plans over the holidays, but also to make sure that your home stays safe during this busy time. We all know that the holidays can be stressful, and the thought of your home being vulnerable to break-in and theft can only make it worse. You can take simple precautions to alleviate worry and ensure your peace of mind.
Social Media Oversharing Is Not a Good Idea
Even with secure privacy settings, you never know who looks at your social media posts. Posting about your travel plans or even a great gift may seem tempting, but these kinds of posts can set you up as a target. Those with malicious intent could use these posts to plot their next burglary.
Doors and Windows Should Be Locked
Surprisingly, many people don’t or forget to secure their doors and windows regularly. If you want to avoid this panic-ridden thought when you are on the way to the airport, “Oh no, did I forget to lock the door?” consider a customized home security system with a smart lock feature. Using a smartphone app, you can safely check the status of the locks from anywhere, and lock them immediately.
Consider Having Someone Watch Your House
Make plans for neighbors, family members, or friends you can trust to visit regularly to report any suspicious activity and ensure that everything is okay in your home. In addition, they can bring in any packages that may arrive while you are away. It is a sure sign that the homeowners are not home if packages are piling up on the porch!
Lose the Hidden Key
It would be best if you did not leave a house key outdoors while away, no matter how clever you think you were in hiding it. Consider installing a smart lock if anyone needs access to your house while you’re away. If a smart home system is integrated into the lock, you can control when guests have access and receive an alert when the door is opened. You can assign PIN codes to each user.
Security-Enhanced by Lighting
Having a good lighting system indoors and out can significantly enhance security. You can make your home seem occupied even when you’re not at home with smart lighting. Homeowners can manage their lights indoors and outside using a smartphone app. Even better, you can set it so that the lights automatically turn on when you unlock the door. Add other smart devices to expand your options.
Smart Home Video Cameras and Video Doorbell
You can feel confident knowing what’s happening within and around your home when you use video cameras. When unsafe situations occur, your security app will notify you immediately. In addition, a smart video doorbell camera is one of the most popular smart home products. Regardless of whether you are at home or not, you can see and interact with anyone who is approaching your porch and front door.
We Are Here to Help
We can help you deck the halls with the best home security monitoring service. Get in touch with an expert at Johns Brothers Security today! Whether it’s smart sensors, cameras, locks, or lighting, there is a broad range of security solutions available that can be customized to meet your individual needs. For a free home security analysis, Call now today at 1-800-242-9760.