It’s already May, and in just a few short weeks the kids will be out of school on summer vacation. That means you’ll be packing up and saying goodbye to your Jacksonville, FL home for some memorable time away with the family. There’s plenty of fun to be had, but you can’t have fun if you’re worried about what’s going on back home. In this blog, we’ll show you some smart tips from your security system company that can help you keep an eye on things when you’re away.
When you leave the house, you likely leave a light on. Whether you want to deter potential burglars who are much less likely to target an occupied home, or you just don’t want to trip on anything when you get back, it’s a great idea. But when you’re gone for a long time, a single lamp won’t cut it.
If you have a smart lighting system, you can set it to a timed away setting. These timers will turn lights on and off throughout your home to make it look occupied even when you’re miles away. Plus, your smart lighting can integrate with your security and smart home features to amplify the effect. Your connected AV and shading can operate automatically. And you can also manage the system remotely through your app.
Any time you leave town, it’s important to notify your trusted neighbors or nearby family members. They can check in on things while you’re away, collect mail, and retrieve packages so they don’t accumulate on your doorstep.
You should also notify your security monitoring company. They can keep an eye on things any time a sensor is tripped or your surveillance system is activated. They’ll even notify you if anything is wrong.
Another smart way to avoid criminal activity around your home while you’re away is to arrange for any outside services to come before you leave. Let the pool cleaner, lawn care, and other services know you’ll be out of town so they can complete their jobs beforehand.
Trimming back branches will help minimize the risk of potential thieves using them to climb into your yard or windows. Ensuring your pool is covered and out-of-use will help discourage people from sneaking into your outdoor spaces.
Additionally, outdoor sensors can work to trigger floodlights or alarms when someone does enter your yard unexpectedly. If you’re not at home, you can still receive a push notification on your smartphone or tablet letting you know what’s going on. Plus, you can count on your local security system company to keep you informed via a remote monitoring service.
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