Don’t Let Your Guard Down When You Vacation

Summertime is vacation time, which is the perfect opportunity to forget everything back home and not worry about everyday life. While you relax at your destination, you shouldn’t be worrying about whether your neighbor Bob is really keeping an eye on the place. Most homeowners should consider a remote access security system.


It doesn’t have to be difficult to prepare to go on vacation. We gave some tips a couple of months ago about traveling, but there are some additional tips that people often forget about. Experts recommend that you avoid leaving any hidden keys outside of your house, and instead give them to a trusted family member in case of emergency.

Another precaution that can be easy to forget is to make sure that your alarms have fresh batteries if they are battery operated and that they are set once you leave.

Simply making it more difficult for a burglar to enter your home can be enough to stop many burglary attempts, as they usually look for easy targets. Law enforcement recommends making sure every window and door in the house is locked so you can be sure that your house isn’t an easy target. Brivo’s technology makes preparation easy. Even if you forget to lock a door or close the garage, your smart system will alert your smartphone and you can then secure your home from wherever you are.


Once you are on vacation, it is a good idea to “pop in” to check on things occasionally. Not physically of course, but if you use Ideal Partner’s home monitoring with remote access, you can have access to many of your home’s features from your phone. It allows you to check the thermostat, lights, and locks. It can also be programmed to send email updates to your phone.

Another good idea is to let a neighbor or trusted friend know you are going to be gone. If you are comfortable enough with them, you can also ask them to stop by and check on the house occasionally while you are vacationing.

Live video feed can also be an option if you don’t have anyone available to physically keep an eye on your home. Ideal Partners utilizes state-of-the-art technology from partners like Eagle Eye to enable remote access home monitoring with high-definition cameras.

When your time comes, kick back, relax, and enjoy your time away from home. Let Ideal Partners worry about your home’s security so your vacation can be as relaxing as it is meant to be.