Your suitcase is packed, you have booked a perfect hotel for a vacation you have been waiting for so long, and you have asked your neighbour to water your plants while you’re gone. But while preparing all this, did you remember to take precautions necessary to keep your home safe while you are away?
Obviously you want to protect your home from accidents and robberies, so you should consider all the ways to make your property safe while you are enjoying a long-awaited holiday.
1. Get a Monitored Home Security System
The first and best line of defence is a professionally designed and installed home security system that includes door and window sensors. Some systems allow you to self-monitor, but if you are travelling abroad, or simply want to relax completely, the phone notifications won’t do you much good. It is much better to hire a professional monitoring company that can alert authorities as soon as some of the security sensors you have in your home are triggered.
2. Install a Video Doorbell
A video doorbell allows you to see who is in front of your door and open them remotely by using a smartphone or tablet. Every time someone rings a doorbell you will receive a notification and be able to see and speak with visitors in real-time. Some models have motion detection capabilities, so you will get alerted even if the person doesn’t ring the bell, plus you can access a log of video clips later and see what you’ve missed. There are many different types of intercom and entry systems to choose from, so you will be able to find the one you need within your budget.
3. Invest in Security Cameras
The security cameras can be installed inside and outside of your home, so you will have full coverage of your property. Even if you have a professional monitoring company by your side, you will be able to access the cameras remotely and check what is going on inside and around your home. In case there is a breach, the motion-activated cameras will send alerts and you will be able to take action, plus the footage of the criminals can be used as valuable proof.
4. Check Batteries in Your Home Security Devices
Although this task is very simple, it often gets overlooked. You should regularly check all security devices in your home, especially when you are going on a holiday. Make sure that all motion detectors, cameras, and smoke detectors’ batteries are full and that they won’t fail while you are away. In case there are hardwired security devices in your home, they probably have a backup battery in case of power outages, so this should be checked, too. This is something you can do by yourself, but you can also seek help from experts who manage your home security system.
Taking these steps will save you from major issues down the road, so make sure you consider and implement some of these options on time. Besides the above-mentioned steps, you might consider hiring someone to cut the grass, take the mail from the mailbox, or ask a trusted neighbour to periodically check on your home, just to make sure everything is ok.
We hope that these tips will help you prepare everything so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday, and in case you don’t have a smart home system, or devices like alarms and cameras, feel free to get in touch with experts from Tekplex electronic security solutions. Contact us today, and let us help you fully secure your home and valuables from breaches. We are looking forward to your call or email.