Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re Out of Town

For those who have to spend the holidays traveling to family near and far, leaving your house behind can be stressful! The good news is, there are a number of ways to utilize smart technology to keep your home safe while you’re away.

Secure your home with the basics

The best defense against intruders is a security system. Whether you’ve already installed the basics, like an alarm and some motion-sensor floodlights, or you’re starting from scratch, let us help you figure out the best way to defend your home. There are numerous ways to amp up your security – including digital doorbells and locks, to round-the-clock surveillance cameras. Whether you want all the bells and whistles or feel like all you might need are a few key pieces, let us help you make sure your belongings are safe!

Make it look like you’re home

Another tip for deterring potential intruders is to make it look like you haven’t left. Use lighting and shade control to your advantage – set “scenes” based off the time of day to make it look like you’re home. By incorporating dynamic lighting, your home will look a little more “lived in” than if you had just set a simple timer for the living room lamp. What’s more, by having the right settings for your lighting and shades, you can save on energy costs – at home or away!

Stay connected

To make these smart home technologies even more valuable, convenient and secure, stay connected by monitoring your home’s systems through a simple app. By having the right app, you’ll be able to check if the garage door is closed, change the thermostat to increase your energy efficiency, make sure the kitchen appliances are all off – even chat with anyone who comes to the door! Whether traveling to the grocery store or halfway around the globe, staying connected will give you peace of mind while you spend the holidays with your family.

Make the right choice

Consult a professional integrator whenever you’re considering new safety or smart home tech! Our team of home automation, surveillance and security pros at The Loop Technologies will make sure you get the features you want and that the cameras, lighting, shades and security system are seamlessly integrated to work as one. Let us help make your season bright!