The old tune might say there’s no place like home for the holidays, but the reality is a lot of folks have to travel. While leaving your home behind can be stressful, there are numerous ways to incorporate smart technology into your home to keep it and your belongings safe while you’re away.
Amp up your security system
The best defense against intruders is a security system. Whether you’ve already integrated the basics, like an alarm, or you’re just starting from scratch, let our experienced security and surveillance pros at SoundVision help you figure out the best security system to help defend your home. There are endless options to amp up your security – from digital doorbells and locks, to round-the-clock surveillance cameras. From basic essentials to a robust system with all the bells and whistles, we can help make sure your belongings stay safe!
Leave a light (or a few) on
We don’t mean permanently! Use lighting and shade control to your advantage by setting “scenes” based off the time of day to make it look like you’re home. By incorporating dynamic lighting and shade settings, your home will look a little more “lived-in” than if you had just set a simple timer for the living room lamp. What’s more, having the right settings for your lighting and shades can help you save on energy costs whether you’re at home or away!
Connectivity is the key
All of this smart tech isn’t being used to its potential if you’re not able to monitor your home from your mobile device. Make sure you have the best apps to keep you connected to your home no matter how far away! By having the right connectivity, you’ll be able to check if the doors are locked, your kitchen appliances are off, the thermostat is properly set, and even chat with anyone who rings the doorbell! Staying connected to your home will give you peace of mind while you’re away for the holidays.
Check with the pros
Consulting a professional integrator whenever you’re considering new safety or smart home tech is always a great way to make sure you’re getting the best tech to suit your needs! Whether you already have the basics or you’re starting from scratch, we can help you.