Protecting Your Loved Ones with Home SecurityMarch 22nd, 2017 | by Provision Home | in Safety Advice
Your home is your haven and protecting your loved ones within your home is perhaps one of the most important home security decisions you will make. Keeping your possessions protected and secure is another important reason to have a home security system and monitoring. When you are headed out of town for any reason, these are some of the additional safety precautions that you should take.
Keep your family and alarm provider informed. Let your friends, family and neighbors know that you will be away. Let your alarm monitoring provider know that you are going to be out of town and your dates of departure and return – that way, everyone is informed. However, it’s best not to post your travel plans on social media or on your outgoing voicemail or out of office email - just let a trusted few know.
Add a timer to lights. Adding a timer to a few lights inside your home and outdoors can make it appear that someone is inside. Your smart home alarm system will let you program lights to come on and turn off as you schedule them.
Have someone check your home. Appoint a trusted friend of family member to drop by your home and make sure that everything is in order. It never hurts to have another set of eyes on your home while you are away.
Lock away any valuables. Jewelry, laptops, gaming systems and items kept outdoors such as barbecues and lawn mowers should be locked away. Keep items out of plain site, and away from view from windows or from the street. Don’t make it easy for thieves by placing things in plain view.
Having a home security system in place can help you to monitor your home and possessions while you are away, right from your smartphone or tablet. Call us at Provision Home in Birmingham for an estimate to get you your own smart home security system.