Now that summer is here you may be looking forward to getting away. However, you may be concerned about protecting your home while you’re on vacation. Fortunately, your ProTec home security system is powered by Alarm.com, which means you can interact with an app on your phone to manage your home when you’re on vacation. Here are the best ways to use these interactive services for maximum protection during your trip.
Give the Impression Someone’s at Home
You can use the app to create an automatic light schedule. It gives potential intruders the impression you’re inside turning the lights on and off as you go about your day. If your system includes a doorbell camera, you can see who’s at the door with a live video even when you’re out of town. If someone you don’t want to enter comes to the door, you can give the impression you’re at home when you speak to the visitor through the system.
Eliminate Keys Under the Mat
Do you have a friend coming by to water your plants or feed your pets? You don’t have to hide a key on your property. (Thieves know where homeowners hide keys.) And you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to drop off a key with your friend. You can unlock and lock your door with the app.
Don’t Worry About Water Damage
You may have heard (or worse experienced) horror stories of plumbing leaks causing extensive damage because no one was at home to turn off the water. When you include a water sensor with your security system, you’ll receive an alert if there’s a leak. Remember you can unlock your door to let a neighbor in to turn off the water before it wreaks havoc.
Come Home to Comfort
To save energy, you have probably set your thermostat above the temperature you prefer when you are at home. You do not have to come home to a hot house. You can adjust your thermostat settings to cool the house in time for your arrival.
If you want the peace of mind a Protec Home Security System can bring, contact us today to have one of our systems installed before you leave for vacation.