While travelling, we often forget that our homes are left vacant and ‘leave the door open’ for intruders, as typically no one is there to protect and maintain it. Unfortunately, before heading on a trip, we tend to focus on planning our accommodation and holiday activities but don’t consider the need to protect our home while we are away. The last thing you want to find when you arrive home is that your home has been broken into.
View your Home Remotely
Remote viewing through your CCTV system is a way to protect the home while travelling and will provide you with the peace of mind that your home is in good hands.
With modern technology, it is now possible to be on the other side of the world and watch your home in real time from your smartphone, simply by connecting your CCTV security system to the internet and downloading the relevant app to view on your smartphone. Home video surveillance now records in high definition and can be saved so when returning from your trip and in the case that something has happened, the HD footage will still be there to view and use as evidence.
Create a Home Security and Safety Plan
By turning on lights and sound systems remotely, the impression is given to potential intruders that someone is home. Smart plugs have been in the market for quite some time now, and simply plug into electrical items and can be controlled remotely once connected to a smartphone.
They can also be used as a safety feature for the home, ensuring that the iron (or other heated appliances) are turned off, when you’re not around.
Secure your Windows and Doors
The most common point of entry for a burglar is through windows and doors. By placing sensors around these entrances, you can detect if they have been opened or broken and ensure that you’re alerted via your smartphone.
If you’re looking for a little more security than just windows and doors, motion sensors can also be installed throughout the home or even around it. Similar to the window and door sensors, these can be configured to send alerts via smartphone when activity is detected. These sensors typically use infrared technology to pick up heat from larger moving objects, so smaller pets won’t be enough to set the sensors off.
A Reasonable Investment
Taking a few simple and affordable steps to secure your home will provide you with peace of mind while you travel and help ensure that it’s left just the way it was when you return.
TKM Electrical hold a class 2BC Security License and specialize in home CCTV systems. Contact us today for an obligation free quote.