Vacations are exciting! But most times people forget to prepare their home for their departure. Many people become stressed while on vacation because they are worried about what could be happening in their absence. With today’s technology, there is no reason to worry while you’re away. Home alarm systems and surveillance systems let you monitor your home the entire time you’re gone.
- Home Security
A home security system with home automation allows you to stay fully connected to your home, even when you’re not there. Having access to your surveillance system gives you the opportunity to check live feeds from your cell phone, giving you full visual coverage and peace of mind that your home is safe while you’re away. Motion detectors that alert both you and the proper authorities if movement is detected, or a similar set up, is also a good idea to have in your home.
- Outdoor Security Lights
Outdoor security lights paired with home security cameras will allow you to see what is happening outside your home. These lights can also be programmed to automatically turn off and on at certain times of the day, making it appear as if someone is home.
- Smart Locks
By installing a smart lock, you can control access to your home from any location. If you need to let someone in or forget to lock the door when you leave, you’ll have the ability to unlock or lock it from anywhere.
- Video Doorbells
With a video doorbell, you’ll always be able to see who’s at the door, you’ll even be able to answer the door when you’re not home.
- Ask A Friend To Help
Besides having remote access to your home security system, consider asking a friend to check up on your home as well. Communicate with your neighbors and have them keep an eye on your house. A home security system goes a long way toward protecting your home and your family and when you combine that efficiency with the care of a close friend, you’re enhancing your home’s security exponentially.
- Don’t Inform Social Media
While taking all these security precautions, it is important to remember not to post to social media about your expected vacation. Telling Facebook about your three-week stay in the Bahamas, gives potential thieves an open invitation to “visit” while you’re away! Save the pictures and posts for once you’re safely back in your home.
Hawk provides a home security system that will allow you to monitor your entire property while you’re gone. Hawk Alarm Monitoring will also contact emergency personnel in the case of an alarm being sounded. Enjoy your vacation knowing that your home is protected!