Maintain Your Peace of Mind with a Smart Home Security System
It’s a common stress during the holidays: leaving your home unoccupied and vulnerable as you prepare to visit loved ones in Carmel, IN or across the globe. This time of year should be joyful and festive – not full of worries. So how can you enjoy your vacation while knowing your home is in good care? A smart home security system is your solution.
In this blog, we’ll dive into the many benefits of having a system in place and how its features can give you peace of mind this holiday season while you’re away. Want to find out more? Keep reading on below.
Check in on Your Property at Any Time
The worst part about being gone for an extended amount of time is not knowing what exactly is going down at your house at all times. But with smart surveillance cameras in place, you can pick up your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to check any part of your home.
Our team can install cameras all throughout your property, both inside and outside. You’ll be able to zoom in and move your cameras around remotely, watching real-time footage on your smart device or saved video that recorded earlier.
You can make sure everything is as it should be, and even have instant notifications from your system and motion sensors alert you if anything suspicious is going on. Then, call the appropriate authorities if necessary. Now you can relax with family and friends as you rest assured that your home is doing fine.
Let Neighbors or Friends in with Smart Locks
What if you have pets or plants that need looking after while you’re gone? With smart locks, you can let in your neighbors to check in on them with zero hassle. Once your friend has arrived, your surveillance cameras can alert you when someone is at your front door.
Either let them in remotely, unlocking your doors from wherever you are – or give them a personalized code to enter, letting themselves in with ease. You can watch as they feed your fish or water your indoor plants, and immediately lock your home back up once they’ve left.
You can set your smart alarms to turn off for them as they do their job, and then automatically turn back on as soon as they’re gone. This also goes for mail and package delivery, as you more than likely will be getting lots of gifts during the season. The mail person can wait for you to unlock the door, and step inside to place the delivery down. You’ll then lock up once they’re gone. This setup can eliminate “porch pirates” from swapping packages off your front porch while you’re away.
Lighting and Motorized Shades “Mockupancy”
An empty home can often look like a target for most thieves. If your home appears unoccupied, your property could be the next victim in a burglary. But with the right automation scheduling, you can fool any intruder.
By setting your lighting control and motorized shades to work continually work on and off throughout the day, you’ll be mimicking your daily routine – making your home appear occupied and full of life. Lights will randomly turn on throughout your house, and your motorized shades will lower at the end of the day. You can even control fixtures using your smart device while you’re away. It’s that easy to create the illusion that you never left home at all!
Want to find out more about a smart home security system for your property this holiday season? Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!