Each year we usher in a new holiday season with joy and excitement for events to come. Society spawns such busy existences that each year people look forward to the calm and relaxation of the holidays. It is a time to reconnect with family and friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Within the months of November and December travelers plan their trips down to the smallest of details. However, the average person will overlook the safety of what is left behind, their homes. It is important to be as diligent with your home’s security as you are with the itinerary of your vacation. Whether you are traveling abroad or going away locally, it is important to protect your home’s interest. If you haven’t already, see some additional Winter security tips that work.
Testing Your Security System
The first step to ensuring your home security system is up and running before you go away is to test the system. You can either test the system manually by checking to ensure that any alarms go off as intended. However, this may annoy your local police department if they are linked to your alert system. To avoid this you can contact Delco Alarm (the better option) and tell them to perform a test run of the system. This step acknowledges any kinks in the system. This is also a good time to inquire as to advancements in technology that may benefit you and your particular situation. Delco’s specialist are happy to assist you with your security upgrading needs.
Make Any Needed Repairs Or Maintenance
Now that you had your system checked by a Delco representative, now is the time to make any repairs brought to your attention. A Specialist can go over your options and ensure that you are still working with a system that fits all of your needs and any updates or additions can be added at this time. Some people only add security to their entrances. After this assessment you may see how imperative it is to also protect your windows, garage etc. Even if you prefer not to have a sounding alarm on your garage, for example, you may want to inquire about visual monitoring systems.
Learn More About Virtual Home Monitoring
One of the best 21st century security options is the virtual monitoring system. Virtual monitoring systems allow you to view particular areas of your home, Unlock doors, turn on the heat or lightning from anywhere with an Internet connection. It can be programmed do all this from your smart phone anytime you enter a geographical area. An installation specialist from Delco can cater the system to your standards. If you choose to monitor the front entrance and kitchen it is easily set up for you. If you want to monitor all public areas of your home, that is an option as well; it’s up to you. Cater your system to your need and security preference.
As much as a fully functional, up to date, fancy system will protect your home, it is also good to have a neighbor, family member or close friend stop by your home to make sure everything is ok. As your help to gather any newspapers, periodicals or mail that may have been left on your front porch, or clear out a visibly stuffed mailbox. Just because you aren’t home, your home doesn’t have to look like no one is home.
Put Your Lights On A Timer
Another tactic to helping your home look lived in in your absence is automatic light timers. Timers are set up to have lights switch on and off at different intervals. Anyone casing your home will believe someone is home.
If you have any questions about residential or commercial alarm systems, don’t hesitate to call Delco Alarm at 610-459-0800. Delco Alarm is based out of Aston, PA and provides service to the tri-state area including West Chester, Aston, Media, Chadds Ford, Chester, Kennett Square, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, Malvern, Exton, Downingtown, Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and New Jersey.