You've got your great new home surveillance system installed by professional integrators, (preferably GenX Security!) and are feeling mighty confident that while you are on vacation everything will be safe and sound as you plan for your relaxing and exciting getaway. But did you know there are still a few little things you can do DIY-style to enhance your awesome surveillance system? We've posted before on how to convert your old cell phone into a spy gadget and a new robotic vacuum that can bring 007 closer to home, but there are more things you can do! Check out this great article we found that highlights some crafty DIY security hacks before you set sail...
Vacation season is open and you probably want to keep your home safe while having fun at the beach, mountains or wherever you go chilling out. The old methods don’t always work or won’t do as good of a job. Don’t go buying a “Beware of the dog” sign, get your paper collected or have your lights timed when to light.
Using technology to keep your home safe is what will give you peace of mind all the time.
How do you do that the DIY way? Well you can start by:
turning your old web camera into a smart cam that can detect motion and warns you wherever you are
integrate easily a sound sensor to alert you of any intrusion or issue
turn an old smart phone into a 2nd monitoring camera which can remotely trigger an alarm
get an on demand visual report
connect your lights with a RF socket and a RF transceiver to turn them on and off remotely and fake human presence
install a microbot push on your HVAC equipment and remotely start it a few hours before coming back home
Apart from using technology to keep your home safe at all times you also want to take some measures before going on your vacation. Some of the things include and we suggest that you do them all.
Secure your front door
You can be an attractive target if the case is your door locks look old and all worn out. Invest in a safe and secure exterior doors which use multi point locking systems.
Install an alarm
Don’t by the cheapest on the market. Consider this as an investment in your house safety and get a high end system.
Secure your side gate
A lot of side gates make it a piece of cake for burglars to enter a property because they have a weak handle or just a post that can be climbed up and over. Having a trellis on top of your gate is good as it would collapse under a climbers weight.
Lock all windows and secure the garage door
Lock all windows, the basement, the second floor and make it hard for thieves to break in. Make it harder for them to enter your home from the garage door. Install a padlock on the door.
So, before you start planning your next vacation start planning and organizing how to keep your home safe while you are on vacation. Making your home smart will not only provide you with the needed security and comfort but it will also help you utilize technology and gadgets in a way that will help you control your lights, your security, garage, thermostat and locks.
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