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There’s no more critical time to address home security than the holidays. Whether you plan to be home for the holidays or are traveling out of town, here are some home security tips to keep in mind.
1. Keep the home occupied.
If you are among the almost 50% of Americans who plan to travel over the holidays, keeping your home occupied can make the difference between security and vulnerability. Hiring a trusted friend or family member to be a house sitter is a great way to do this, because this signals to prowlers that your house is not an easy target. To make your house sitter’s stay easier on both of you, you can give them their own temporary smart lock code to enter the home. Don’t have smart locks installed? Ask us for details.
2. Keep eyes on the property.
Even if you will only be gone for a few hours at a time, it’s important to keep your eyes on the property during the holidays. Between porch pirates who are after your packages and burglars who take things a step further by breaking into the home, there are plenty of criminals who see your brief absence as their window of opportunity. That’s why home security cameras are so important.
Motion-triggered cameras start recording the second someone enters their view; they also send you an immediate smartphone alert, so you can see what’s happening.
If you aren’t yet equipped with home security cameras, ask us more about them this holiday season.
3. Keep your connection to home.
The best thing you can do to protect your home during the holidays is to stay connected to it. Whether you receive an alert regarding motion at the front door, a window accidentally left open, or a full-blown break-in taking place, swiping on your text alerts and answering calls from the monitoring center can make sure help gets to your home when it’s needed. The trained security agents at our UL listed, Factory Mutual approved central station will spring into action to get police to your address. In our more than 50 years of experience providing home security to the Tri-State Area, we have found this to be the most effective home security measure of all.
Call Security Instrument to Learn More
No matter how you plan to celebrate the holidays, following these easy tips can help you protect your home from those who would do it harm. To speak with a company that has served countless home security customers throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey & Pennsylvania, call Security Instrument at (888) 326-8936 this holiday season, or contact us online.
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