Get Ready For Summer Vacation With Total Home Security!


Having adequate home security is a critical part of enjoying your summer vacation. There are many methods that you can use to boost your home's security while having fun in the sun elsewhere in the world. The following methods run the gamut of home security, from DIY to professional methods. As you seek to improve your home security, consider each of these options and pick the best tactics (or combination of tactics) for you.

Make Your Home Look Occupied

One of the easiest ways that you can protect your home while you're away is to make your property look occupied even when it's not. There are many ways that this can be accomplished. 

  • Install timers on outdoor and indoor lights. Installing timers on your outdoor and indoor lights can give the appearance of change that occurs on a property when people are living and working there.
  • Ask a neighbor to water your plants, bring in your mail and park in your driveway. Get a trusted neighbor to take care of your home and watch over your property while you're away. Just having someone coming in and out of your house is usually enough to deter intruders.
  • Pay people to take care of your lawn while you're away. Letting your grass grow too long is a dead giveaway that you're not home. If you're in the habit of handling your own lawn care, pay people to take care of your lawn while you're away. This will keep up the appearance that you really are home and you're taking care of your house as usual. 

Get a House-Sitter

Pet owners in particular like the option of getting a house sitter because it ensures that their pet will be well cared for while they're gone. Hire a house sitter to walk your pet, care for your lawn, bring in your mail and newspaper subscriptions and handle other daily chores. 

Install a Total Home Security System

A total home security system provides comprehensive home protection, and is an excellent way to protect your property for many years -- well after your vacation has ended. It's an investment that pays off. The burglar alarm feature scares away intruders before property can be stolen and ensures that help will be onsite at your house within minutes.

Using wireless technology, your home security system will also allow you to access information about your home from your smartphone at any time, in any location. Video surveillance and a wireless data output allow you to connect to systems like your home's locks and thermostat 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ensuring that you know what's happening in your house as it's happening. 

For more information about how you can protect your home while you're on vacation this summer, contact a home security company in your area. 


21 April 2015

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