Give yourself peace of mind while on vacation this summer by making sure your home security and fire systems are in good working order.
A fire and security system is hands down your best bet to make sure your home and possessions are protected while you are away. The last thing anyone wants is discovering their security systems is on the blink before leaving for vacation.
You can check your system yourself by making sure your smoke detectors and burglar alarms work as they should. A do-it-yourself checkup, however, runs the risk of annoying your local police and fire departments if they are linked to your system. Before checking it yourself, make sure your system is listed as being on test with the monitoring service.
During peak vacation season there is always a spike in customer calls for service. Scheduling ahead means any issues, such as a low battery, can be corrected before you leave.
If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for your system in more than a year, the time to schedule it is before you leave on vacation. A loose door sensor, a dirty motion or smoke detector could cause a false alarm. A low battery could put your system in trouble. Calls from the monitoring station that there is a problem with your system is one of the last things you need while on vacation. Schedule a service call before leaving for vacation and know your home is protected while you are away.
A scheduled maintenance call is also a good time to ask about any advancements in technology that may benefit you and your particular situation. Delco’s specialists are happy to assist you with your security upgrading needs.
Smart Home Advantages
A smart home system gives you the ability to check up on your property while away using on app on your Smartphone.
The app allows you to view security cameras and see your home any time of the day or night. Simple devices such as a doorbell camera will alert you to any activity at your door and give you the option of verbally communicating with whomever is calling.
You can also adjust the thermostat, turn on and off lights and music, giving the appearance that someone is home.
Simple Steps to Take Prior to Going Away
There are a number of low-tech ways to make sure you property is secure before you leave.
Make sure all doors and windows are locked. That includes outbuildings, such as garages and sheds.
Ask a friend or neighbor to check on your home while you are away. Make sure to stop mail and newspaper delivery as well.
Make your home look lived-in while you are away. If you have a smart home system, turning on lights and TV’s is simple with your Smartphone. You can also schedule events in the app.
If you are gone for more than a week hire someone to cut your grass.
Last but not least, don’t advertise your vacation on social media. Posting about how much fun in the sun you are having is an open invitation to bad guys who want an easy home to hit. The damage a break-in can cause is quite costly, both financially and emotionally.
If you need to schedule maintenance or have any other questions or security needs don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Delco Alarm Systems at 610-494-9100.