Are you one of the several hundred (if not thousands) of homeowners in Charleston that are going on vacation this summer?
If yes, then one thing you may be thinking about during your vacation planning is how you’ll be able to keep an eye on — and protect — one of your most important investments — your home.
Always a concern while you’re away, keeping your home protected is especially important while you’re away on vacation. Extended stays away can sometimes lead to extended stress worrying about the current state of your home.
Your vacation should be a time for relaxation, not stressing about your home’s security & protection.
Let Your Security System Be Your Watchdog
Having your system monitored via cell network not only improves reliability of emergency signals (no phone lines to cut), it also enables control over many other devices in your home (see below).
Take Control Of Your Devices
As mentioned above, the cellular signal that transmits signals to and from your security system gives you the chance to use that same signal to monitor & control several different kinds of devices in your home remotely via your phone, laptop or PC, including:
- Flood Sensors To Detect Any Leaks That May Occur While You’re Away
- Water Shut-off Valves To Turn Off Water Systems In An Emergency
- Smart Door Locks To Lock & Unlock Your Door If Needed
- Smart Thermostats Allow Temperature Control (Keep Energy Bills Down)
- Light Modules To Turn Your Lights On/Off On A Schedule (Make Intruders Think You’re Still Home)
- Garage Door Controllers In Case You Need To Let Someone Have Access To Your Garage (Or If You Forget To Close)
The best part about these devices is the ability to get up-to-the-minute status reports all around your house, keeping you in the loop on any unexpected activity.
Your True Eyes While You’re Away
Once you have your house protected with a security system and the devices around your home under your control, the next step is to be able to have a live look-in inside and outside your home with wireless security cameras.
If there was an event that occured in your home, notifications from the devices listed above would alert you to open up your app and take a quick look at what’s happening in your home, in real-time. You can then verify any situation that is in your home and address it accordingly.
So while you are enjoying the beach, taking your family to Disney World, going on a cruise, visiting distant relatives or anywhere else your vacation may take you, by having these simple devices in your home, you can have the best person to watch over your home… yourself!
This ensures the relaxing, worry free vacation that you deserve.