5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During Vacation Season
Let Your Security System Give You Peace of Mind While You’re Away
With summer vacation just around the corner, you’ve probably got all your trip essentials organized. You’ve booked the flight, reserved a hotel and scheduled daily activities for the family. But have you put any thought into how you’ll keep your Edina, MN home safe while you’re away? Below we showcase how your home security system ensures your property is safe so you can focus on your relaxing destination instead of what’s going on back home.
- Have Someone Check In: If you're leaving for an extended period, you want to get a friend or family member to check in on your home. They can clean out your mail, take care of your pets, and make sure everything's running smoothly. This doesn’t mean that you should keep spare keys lying around. With a smart security system, it’s easy to provide them with individual access codes instead. You can then remove their codes from the system once you’re back.
- Look in on Your Property: Want to know what's going on in your home at all times? Don't worry; you don't need your assigned housekeeper to move in for a few weeks. Instead, you can take advantage of your smart security app which lets you look in on live surveillance footage. As long as you have access to an internet connection, you can see what's happening back home. If you notice something's amiss, you can fix it through your app, contact your house sitter to come check things out in person, or in a worst-case scenario reach out to the authorities.
- Keep the Lights on: As you leave the house, one of your checklist items is probably making sure that you turn off all the lights. It's important, though, that the lights do not remain off during your getaway since burglars are likely to target empty properties. The solution is incorporating smart scenes that mimic occupancy when you're away. Lights turn on and off while shades open and close throughout the day according to your family's routine.
- Stay Connected at All Times: There’s no reason you should be wasting your vacation looking at footage of your kitchen. Instead, you can take advantage of personalized alerts. Receive a notification or email when a door is opened, your system is unarmed, or a fire or carbon monoxide detector goes off. In many cases, you can resolve the problem quickly through your mobile app. In the case of an emergency, your system automatically alerts the authorities.
Let us take care of your home security needs while you focus on organizing the ultimate summer getaway. To get started, call us at (612) 353-5087 or fill our online contact form.