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Keeping your home safe while you’re on vacation

Summer vacation season is arriving in many parts of the United States and it may be time to start thinking about how you can protect your home while you are away. You don't want to go on vacation only to end up spending the entire time worrying that your home is at risk. Concerns about the safety of your home when you are on vacation are fairly common. Thankfully, you can do something about through strategic security system investments. There are a few solutions, in particular, that can ease your worries.

IP cameras
IP security cameras can be programmed to notify you when your home is threatened. For example, the device can identify when somebody comes to your door and send you a text message on your smartphone and stream video of what is happening to you. If somebody is trying to break into your house, you can call police and notify them of the issue. Similarly, the camera can tell if you something unexpected happens, like a fallen limb breaks a window or door, the camera can notice the problem and make you aware of the problem before it leads to burglars targeting your residence.

Home automation systems
The rise of home automation technology offers considerable potential from a security perspective. One of the greatest concerns when you are on vacation is that your home will look empty and become an easy target for thieves. With a home automation solution in place, you can occasionally adjust the shades in your house, turn lights on and off and even control the television, all through a smartphone or tablet. This lets you make your home look occupied while you are on vacation and positions you to have more fun and worry less on vacation.

Good locks
The quality of the locks on your doors is often one of the most undervalued, but important, aspects of home security. Most locks can be picked by a skilled burglar, but a high-quality lock will keep out casual criminals and make it more difficult for career criminals to get into your home. If you security camera notifies you that somebody is breaking into your home, having a good lock can stall the burglar, giving authorities more time to get to your home.

Going on vacation does not have to mean leaving your home unprotected. Having a few good security solutions in place can go a long way toward helping you relax and enjoy your vacation without having to worry about your home.

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