“Better Safe than Sorry”
New technology combined with expert tips help guard against vacation break ins
Last month we were featured in a story in the Marin IJ about protecting your home and family’s safety with the newest technology.
As Scott Sullivan reminds us “Criminals are lazy. They’re looking for the path of least resistance.”
If there looks like an opening or an easy way into your home, that’s where the burglar will be trying to enter. The Summer months are a prime time for criminals to be lurking about to see who is away for extended periods of time. When you are on vacation make sure to have a trusted neighbor checking up on your house to take in the newspaper, take out the trash and pick up the mail so it doesn’t look like you’re away.
An alarmed and lived in home is the least likely to be burglarized. An alarm system will definitely deter criminals from entering and it will alert authorities of intruders. The most important thing is to remember is to ARM THE ALARM, it can’t protect your home if you have forgotten to set the alarm.
This is where home control can help keep you secure…
With the Honeywell Total Connect app you can:
• Arm and disarm the alarm
• Lock the doors
• Monitor surveillance cameras from anywhere in the world
Lutron’s lighting control system allows you to create a Vacation mode and enable it automatically when you alarm is armed.
The “Vacation” mode will mimic your daily routine- turning lights on and off, raising and lowering the shades – to give the impression you are home and deter any unwanted visitors.
If somebody’s going to get robbed, you want to make sure it’s not going to be to you! Call the professionals at SoundVision Security and we’ll ensure you are safe and secure for peace of mind during your next vacation.
Check out our Honeywell page to find out more about Honeywell Security and how the app can help keep you safe.
Check out our Lutron page to find out more about the Lutron app and its benefits.
Until next time,
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