Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Protect America, Inc. a home security provider that focuses on wireless alarm systems, has released its official recommendations for vacationers traveling to the beach during August, National Beach Month.
Travelers who live within driving distance of the coast can take a passive stance towards securing their home. This is especially the case when planning only to be gone for a day or weekend. Beachgoers and short vacationers alike should take steps to protect their homes from opportunistic criminals.
Always arm security systems, even if planning to be gone for an afternoon. Criminals often need less than ten minutes to break into homes and escape with valuables. Taking five seconds to arm a security system can save homeowners thousands of dollars in damage and possessions.
Never leave a house key hidden under a doormat or anywhere outdoors. Burglars are aware of this practice and are known to seek out hidden keys. Short-term vacationers should give a spare key to a trusted neighbor and have them keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
Travelers should also receive texts or emails from their alarm devices. Many modern security systems, including those provided by Protect America, can send notifications via text message or email straight to a homeowner’s mobile phone. This enables the user to respond quickly in the event of an alarm no matter their location.
The best defense against burglary is a quality home security system. Protect America offers affordable security solutions customizable to every home. Call 1-800-951-5190 to speak with a Protect America home security expert about a text notification-enabled wireless alarm system, or visit http://www.protectamerica.com.
About Protect America, Inc.
Protect America is an Austin, Texas-based provider of wireless home security systems that employs approximately 400 people. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Protect America has secured nearly 400,000 American homes. Protect America is part of the Rockbridge Growth Equity family of companies that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans.