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This is the time of year when temperatures are at their peak and Vegas residents are looking to get out of town. If you’re like most people, your to-do list is a mile long in the days leading up to your vacation. That’s understandable, but we have three home security tips to keep in mind as you get ready.
1. Exercise discretion about your plans.
It’s a good idea to ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your house, retrieve the mail and perhaps help you out with pet sitting. Meanwhile, it’s a bad idea to throw caution to the wind and advertise your vacation plans on social media. When you do that, it provides criminals the time they need to make their plans — plans to target your home while you’re away.
Having a private social media account doesn’t mean it’s safe to post about your vacation plans. In an age when most of us have people who are mere acquaintances in our social media circles of “friends,” there’s no telling if someone who sees your posts could have bad intentions. By waiting until you return from vacation to post about it, you’re making your home your top priority.
2. Keep yourself plugged into the system.
Your home security system, that is. While you want to unplug from work and the tedious responsibilities of daily life, you don’t want to disconnect from your home security. Fortunately, it’s easy to stay connected with our easy-to-use mobile app that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch anytime you want. You’ll also get push notifications if there are events you need to check on, and we highly encourage you to do this.
It only takes seconds to connect with your home on vacation, and your family will be better off because of it.
3. Take advantage of water leak detection.
Our region is prone to at least one summer storm per year, and you never know if it will hit the week you’re out of town. If so, having water leak detection in your system can alert you to any rising water on the floor so you can address it right away. Ask that trusted neighbor to help you out by turning your water off at the source and placing protective coverings on your flooring or furniture. Without water leak detection, there’s a chance you could come to a flood — and that’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Ask us about this important integration with your system.
Call Sting Alarm to Learn More
No matter where you plan to head on vacation, you can enjoy your time away more by implementing these simple home security tips. If any of your home security is in need of an upgrade, call Sting Alarm this summer. We look forward to assisting you.
Sting Alarm is your go-to home security expert in Las Vegas. Let us help you customize your home security system with the features and technology you need and protect the things (and people) that matter most. Call us at 702.737.8464 today.