Summer is here, which for many families means its time to slide into some flip flops and take a vacation to the beach, or perhaps another destination. While you’re away, there are some easy steps you can take to protect your home.
Set your alarm
Simply having an alarm system is enough to deter many burglars, but in the case that there is a break in, having your alarm system set is the best way to ensure the authorities are notified as soon as possible. Ideal Partners offers security systems monitored by trained professionals in the event the alarm is set off.
Hold your packages
Ask your local post office to hold your mail for you for the duration of your trip. If you think this would be too much of an inconvenience, you can also ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and packages and hold onto them until you return.
Set interior lights on timers
Another way to give the illusion that there are people in the house is to set interior lights on timers. Ideal Partners offers remote access to your house from your smartphone so that you can set a light timer remotely.
Don’t post on social media until you return
Some burglars scour the internet, looking for vacationers to burglarize those individuals’ homes, knowing that they are unoccupied. The best way to avoid this possibility is to not post about vacation until you have returned.
Connect your alarms to your security system
Ideal Partners offers the ability for homeowners to connect alarm systems to their security systems so that authorities are alerted to any kind of emergency that is detected. This includes carbon dioxide, fire and smoke alarms so you can travel with all your bases covered.
Set up home cameras
Ideal Partners also offers the option to connect live feed cameras to your Ideal Partners app to view your home from your phone through Total Connect 2.0. All you do is download the Total Connect app to have total peace of mind while traveling.
Unplug large electronics that aren’t plugged into surge protectors
Large electronics can pose a small fire hazard to homes in the event of inclement weather. By unplugging large electronics that are not already plugged into a surge protector, you can be sure that your electronics are safe.
So go ahead. Take that well-earned vacation that you deserve.