Vacations are the best when you can relax and enjoy yourself. If you are worried about home security, it can put a damper on your trip. Follow our tips to keep your home safe and secure while on holiday.
1/ Home security
If you are planning a weekend trip or an extended holiday, you want to ensure your home is secure.
- Lock all your doors and windows
- Close the blinds
- Lock your garage door entrance to your home
- Bring your hidden keys inside
- Make sure your home security system is working
2/ Make your home appear occupied
Use automatic light timers for inside or outside lights. Turn on your motion censored lights outside.
2/ Tidy your yard
Without a doubt, a freshly mowed lawn implies someone lives in the home. So cut your lawn before you leave.
3/ Take out the rubbish
Throw out any rubbish you have and if your vacation falls over garbage day, ask a friend or neighbour to put your bins out to appear you are home. (Don’t forget to ask them to put them back!).
4/ Stop your mail
Either ask a neighbour to collect your mail or contact Australia Post to stop deliveries.
5/ Turn off the water in your home
Before you leave on vacation, turn off your home’s water and ask a neighbour or friend to check on your home every few days to ensure everything is fine.
6/ Add smart home automation products to keep your home safe
There are various smart home automation products you can install to help protect your home while you are away.
7/ Security cameras
home security cameras are a great way to protect your premise and provides a deterrent to criminals. Get notifications if the security cameras detect movement. Or check-in yourself anywhere, anytime via a smart device.
8/ Video doorbell
A smart doorbell also can be a great way to see who is at your door, whether you are home or not. Often they detect motion when someone passes, and many have intercom options allowing you to speak to whoever is on your front porch. Kind of like Seinfeld’s intercom but with video!
9/ Automated homes
From automating lights on and off to turning down a thermostat or locking a door, there are many ways smart home automation products add security to your home. If you are interested in learning more about what smart home automation products may work for your home, contact Smart Green Electrical.
Smart home technology installations by Torquay electricians
If you want to upgrade your home or business with smart tech, call the local Ocean Grove electricians on 0456 777 067. Our experienced electricians have automated many homes and businesses across the Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Greater Geelong.