Summer Vacation Prep: How to Secure Your Home Before You Go

May 31, 2024 | Smart Home

With summer just around the bend, thoughts turn to relaxing getaways. However, this also means that our homes may be left unattended, making them more susceptible to intrusion. This change in residential occupancy offers burglars an ideal opportunity to strike, highlighting the vital importance of sophisticated security systems. With advanced security measures, you can truly relax and enjoy complete peace of mind, knowing that your home is secure and monitored while you explore the world. Here’s how ABF Security can help you prepare your home for a summer getaway.

Integrated Security and Monitoring

Advanced systems do more than just detect threats; they provide real-time monitoring, ensuring your home is always under watch. Any suspicious activity is immediately detected and addressed, reducing the risk of break-ins. Our state-of-the-art monitoring services allow seamless integration with other smart home devices. This integration ensures you can control your home security setup from a single, easy-to-use app. 

Surveillance cameras act as an extra pair of eyes, offering an excellent way to monitor your property and deter potential intruders. Visible surveillance cameras deter burglars from targeting homes because they know their actions will be recorded. Having security cameras means you can keep an eye on your property even when you’re thousands of miles away, perhaps relaxing on a paradise beach.

Interactive door locks eliminate the need for spare keys for neighbors – you can simply unlock the door from your phone, no matter where you are. This feature enhances security and convenience, making home management effortless. Imagine letting a friend water your plants or a delivery person leave a package inside your home – all without you needing to be there!

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Essential Safety Features

While a burglar might take a few things, a fire can take everything. Home fire alarms, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors are critical for safeguarding your home, especially when you’re away. These devices are lifesavers, offering early warnings that can mitigate disasters even in your absence. Many people receive a homeowners discount from their insurance company when they have monitored fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Equally important are water and temperature alarms, which detect leaks and extreme temperatures, preventing extensive damage. Ensure your home remains safe from both security threats and environmental hazards by integrating these alarms into your home. With these comprehensive safety measures and remote monitoring, you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind, knowing your home is protected.

Advanced Features for Modern Living

Imagine leaving for vacation and realizing halfway to your destination that you forgot to adjust your thermostat. Control your home’s heating and cooling systems with an energy management system from your smartphone, ensuring you’re not wasting energy when you’re not home.

With this technology, many customers report saving up to 30% on their energy bills. Automate energy-saving adjustments based on your home’s security status by integrating your thermostat with your security system. For instance, the system can lower the temperature when you arm your security system as you leave and adjust it back to a comfortable level before you return. Save money and ensure your home is comfortable when you get back.

Not all monitoring centers are created equal. We operate our monitoring center in St. Louis, Missouri, staffed 24/7 by ESA-certified emergency response team members. Our monitoring center has earned the prestigious Five Diamond Award from the Central Station Alarm Association, a testament to our commitment to excellence. This award signifies the highest standards of service and reliability in the industry.

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As you prepare for your summer vacation, ensuring your home’s security should be a top priority. We provide comprehensive protection, real-time monitoring, and the peace of mind to enjoy your travels. Our wide range of services, from fire and carbon monoxide alarms to interactive door locks and energy management systems, ensures that all aspects of your home’s security are covered. Contact us today to learn how we can help secure your home this summer and beyond. Confidently leave your home knowing it’s in safe hands with ABF Security.