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Get Peace of Mind During the Holidays with a Smart Security System

Security and Surveillance Systems Keep Dallas Homes Safe

Get Peace of Mind During the Holidays with a Smart Security System

In 2015, U.S. homeowners experienced 1,579,527 burglaries, with an average loss of $2,316. The vast majority of these burglaries happen when the home is unoccupied, which makes the holidays a particularly lucrative time for thieves. If you’re planning on heading away from Texas to visit family or friends this holiday season, it’s a good time to evaluate how secure your home is. Before you pack your bags and head to DFW airport, consider these benefits of a smart security and surveillance system

Check on Your Home Anywhere, Anytime

A big part of the stress of leaving your home unattended is the fact that you simply don’t know if everything is okay or not. With a regular security system, your home’s defenses are limited to alarms and maybe an automatic phone call to the police, but it’s also important that you stay in the loop no matter where you are.

A smart security and surveillance system makes that possible. Not only will you get instant notifications if something does go wrong, but you will also be able to rest easy knowing everything is secure by checking real-time monitoring data and surveillance footage right from your phone or tablet. You can check the cameras in each room to verify that all your belongings are safe and sound. Have a niggling doubt in the back of your head that you might have left the oven on? Just pull out your phone, check the security camera in the kitchen, and set your mind at ease.

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Use a “Mockupancy” Setting to Fool Burglars

Fight back against the chance that burglars might try to enter your home while you’re away by convincing them that you’re actually still there. During an initial stakeout, thieves tend to look for signs that family members are still inside the home. If they see someone, they’ll move on to easier targets, leaving your home untouched. Instead of trying to track down someone to housesit for you during the holidays, let your smart home do the work for you.

With a “Mockupancy” scene, the smart technologies throughout your home automatically go through the motions of everyday living. Each morning, the lights turn on and the shades open, then throughout the day, they adjust from room to room, creating that “lived in” look. You can even connect the TV and stereo system to turn on and off each day.

The holidays should be a time of cheer and relaxation, not worry and restlessness. Invest in a security and surveillance system that keeps your home safe all year round so that you can focus on enjoying time with friends and family.

Ready to start on a customized system for your home? Contact Smart Systems today.