Keeping Your Home Safe While You are “On-the-Go”November 6, 2019 3:29 pm
How many hours a day are you away from your home? If you travel for work, go to school, or just enjoy getting out with friends, you may find that your home is unoccupied for many hours at a time. Work travelers may find that number to be dramatically higher. So, how do you keep your possessions, property, and home safe while you are on the go?
Years ago we could rely on neighbors and friends to keep a watchful eye on our homes while we were out for the day. Now, too many homeowners barely know their neighbors and need to find alternative ways to safeguard their homes and property. Here are a few of our suggestions on how to maintain the security of your home.
Invest in a Security System and Surveillance
If being away from your home is a fact of life, you may want to give yourself some peace of mind by installing a professional security system and surveillance cameras both inside and outside your home. Our security consultant will work with you to design a home alarm that addresses your family’s security concerns. Our experts can design a home security system with your lifestyle in mind. We even take into account whether your home will need pet-friendly equipment.
Not only are our systems monitored by our operators at our own UL Listed central monitoring station, but they are also mobile-friendly. This means you can arm or disarm your alarm system using your phone or another mobile device. You will also be able to receive text notifications from your alarm system so you always know the status of your home. As an added bonus, a security system from Instant Alarm may save you up to 20% off your home insurance policy!
Use Smart Home Tech
In order to make your home appear lived in while you are traveling or just away at work for the day, try outsmarting burglars by using smart home tech. This could include sensor lights outside, timer lights inside, and window/door sensor alarms that tell you if someone has entered your home. Smart tech can even play music or television shows to make it sound like you are home at certain times.
Keep Up Landscaping
If work has you away from home often, consider hiring a landscaping company who can keep your lawn looking manicured even if you have not even been in the state. Burglars look for clues like mail piling up, overgrown lawns, and other red flags that homeowners are not at home to make it easier to break in. A landscaping company can keep your yard freshly manicured to create the illusion that you are home.
Many homeowners know that a security system is their best bet against burglars, but they also know that a little ingenuity on their end can be useful too! Try putting out a dog bowl by your side door or a “Beware of Dog” sign to add to the warnings about entering your property. Get creative!
Do you need security for your home while you are on the go? Instant Alarm can help. Talk to our professionals about your property, home, and specific needs. We can design a home security system that will be easy to use and will give you peace of mind each time to leave your home.