As great as it may be to leave for a summer vacation, you still need to take care of your home. Fortunately, modern technology has made it easier than ever before to keep your home secure while you're away. Here are just some of the ways that home automation can ensure that your home will be just as you left it when you come back from your vacation.
Live Stream Video
While security cameras are nothing new, the footage from them can now be streamed live onto any device connected to the Internet. This is a common feature with many smart homes, and it can prove to be very useful if someone breaks into your home. You will know as soon as you have an intruder, and you can contact the police in your neighborhood to handle the situation.
24/7 Security Monitoring
If you don't feel like monitoring your home on your tablet or smartphone while you're on vacation, you can always have a professional security company do it for you. Modern security systems can be monitored 24 hours a day very easily, which means that your home will always be protected while you're away. If there are any problems in your home, your security company can contact the police or fire department to address the situation.
Remote Controlled Lighting
A house that is dark for a long period of time can easily become a target for burglars. Motion sensors that turn on your lights can help scare them away, but the modern alternative is often far more effective. If you have a smart home or any degree of home automation, you will be able to control your lights with a tablet or smartphone connected to the Internet. It has a similar effect to a motion sensor, but it will feel that much more natural since a person is the one technically turning the lights on and off.
These are just a few modern home automation technologies that can keep your home safe and secure even when you're away for weeks at a time. They are surprisingly easy to set up and maintain, so contact us to find out if any of these are options for your own home.