Vacation-proof Your Home
Written by
Yulia Alferyev

🏖️ Heading out for some summer fun? Don't forget to prioritize the safety of your home while you're away! Follow these essential tips to ensure peace of mind during your vacation:

1️⃣ Lock it up: Before leaving, take a few moments to double-check that all windows, doors, and entry points are securely locked. Arm your security system in the "AWAY" mode to provide an extra layer of protection. It's also a good idea to test your system at least a week before your departure to ensure everything is functioning properly.

2️⃣ Emergency contacts: Keep your emergency contact information up to date with Alert-Tech. Providing accurate and current details ensures that we can reach you or your designated contacts promptly in case of any alarm activations while you're away. This helps us address any potential issues quickly and efficiently.

3️⃣ Consider adding Total Connect: Enhance your home security by connecting your system to the Total Connect app. This allows for remote access and control, so you can receive instant alerts for any suspicious activity and take immediate action if needed. Stay connected and in control, no matter where you are.

4️⃣ Don't advertise your absence: While it may be tempting to share your vacation plans on social media or in public places, it's best to avoid announcing your absence. Broadcasting your vacation can inadvertently notify burglars that your home is unoccupied, making it an easy target. Stay discreet about your travel plans to maintain the security of your property.

5️⃣ Let there be light: Install timers or smart light bulbs that automatically turn on and off at different times throughout the day. This creates the illusion that someone is home, even when you're away. Potential burglars who may be monitoring houses for signs of vacancy will be deterred by the presence of light and activity.

6️⃣ Trusted neighbor or friend: Inform a trusted neighbor or friend about your vacation plans. Ask them to keep an eye on your property, collect mail, and consider parking their car in your driveway occasionally. This gives the impression that someone is home, adding an extra layer of security.

Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in ensuring the safety of your home while you enjoy your well-deserved vacation. Happy and safe travels! ✈️🗺️🏡