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TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HOME WHILE ON VACATION

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LEARN HOW TO PREVENT YOUR HOUSE FROM BECOMING A TARGET WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FOR EXTENDED TIMES

Your home is a sanctuary. It is one of the few places to unwind and truly be yourself. The luxury and convenience of your smart home in Memphis, TN, furnishes you with living spaces that adapt to your lifestyle. Whether it is the stunning fidelity of your whole-home audio or the ultimate comfort of environmental controls, you experience just the right balance.

As nice as your house is, life is not only about one place. There is a whole world to explore. Now that the ability to travel is back, there is an excitement for seeing new places and experiencing new people and cultures far away from home. You may already have your bags packed and passport ready, but how can you ensure your property is safe and secure while you are away? 

Learn what our smart home security experts can do to protect your home.

SEE ALSO: 3 Things You Can Automate With Home Control Systems

1. GET A PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED AND MONITORED SECURITY SYSTEM

While many DIY solutions profess to offer reliable and flexible protection, they do not provide comprehensive coverage of high-end surveillance cameras and intrusion alerts. We do not use cookie-cutter plans. Instead, we survey your home, lifestyle, and needs to find the perfect fit for you and your family. In addition, law enforcement and insurance studies show that live monitoring not only deters potential break-ins when an event does occur, but the suspects are also quickly detained - often before they can leave the grounds. 

2. GIVE YOUR HOME THAT ‘LIVED IN LOOK’

In interviews with career burglars, police have learned that whether a home looks active and occupied determines if it is a viable target. Home automation allows you to set a variable schedule for tuning your interior and landscape lighting, running as you usually would with subtle differences that break predictable patterns. With motorized shades, you can add more convincing details, raising and lowering blinds and drapes in response to the sun and time of day. 

3. LOCK ALL POINTS OF ACCESS 

It may seem an obvious suggestion, but we often become complacent, paying attention to main entryways but forgetting about pool houses and mudroom doors, garages, upper floor windows, and backyard decks. Electronic locks give the power and confidence to manage entrances and gain peace of mind by securing doors via the control app and noting the status of every point on your property. Forgot you were getting a delivery while on a beach in the Bahamas? Simply log in and open the garage door to allow boxes to be placed, and close it when you see the driver leave. 

4. PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES

Not all threats to your household are from individuals with malicious intent. The infrastructure and environment can cause untold damage if not recognized and managed. For example, HVAC leaks and frozen pipes can start anytime and build quietly until breaking out and flooding your rooms. Sensors in critical areas and around essential lines offer you early warning of potential issues, giving you time to call in tradespeople to resolve the problem. 

HOME OR AWAY, FEEL CONFIDENT

We are dedicated to furnishing you with a home that fits how you live, work, and play. Are you ready to feel more confident and secure? Call us at (901) 837-8090 or fill out our contact form to get the conversation started. 

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