Tips for Home Security While You’re on Vacation

A few things to keep in mind.


December 18, 2020

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If you choose to celebrate the holiday season outside of your home, make sure your family’s absence isn’t obvious. Instead, give yourself peace of mind while you’re away by installing smart home security equipment in your home that can keep you connected to your property even while you’re away. Here are a few ways you can keep your home secure while you’re enjoying the season.

Keep Lights on a Timer

Keeping your lights on a timer at home is a simple but effective way to protect your home. It gives the impression that someone is home, even if you’re miles away enjoying your holiday with friends or family.

Many light timers have different settings for you to choose from so you can make sure they switch on when it’s beginning to get dark outside or switch off when the sun is rising.

Install Security Cameras

Think of security cameras as the extra set of eyes you’ve always wanted for your home. Because many security cameras communicate with mobile apps, checking in with your home is as easy as pulling out your phone. Cameras are also becoming smarter and sleeker, giving you freedom to nestle your cameras into the tightest of spaces and still catch as much as possible. This makes it easier to monitor every corner of your home.

Security cameras with two-way audio let you communicate with the surroundings back home, giving you the ability to communicate with the Amazon delivery person dropping off your package. Additionally, many outdoor cameras have a wide video range, and night vision, giving you around the clock protection.

Wait to Post on Social Media

It’s tempting to document your holiday celebrations online with friends and family, but we recommend waiting until you’ve returned home to share. You never know who’s looking at your account and what their intentions may be.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home™. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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