San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Summer is a time to take a break from work and go on vacation. With children out of school and the weather warm, there is no better time to relax on a beach somewhere. Alarm Relay, Inc., a reliable and trusted home alarm monitoring company, recently released a blog post with tips to help homeowners secure their property before leaving for vacation.
Several tips are commonly practiced by the majority of homeowners. Arming the alarm system and locking doors before leaving on vacation are common practices. However, these simple tasks can often be forgotten when a homeowner is in a rush to catch a flight or excited to leave town. Alarm Relay, Inc. recommends notifying trusted neighbors and the home security monitoring company before vacation that the home will be vacant. The alarm monitoring company and neighbors can monitor for any suspicious activity.
Additionally, Alarm Relay provides tips about security and privacy on social media. They suggest many people do not realize posting vacation plans on Facebook or Twitter may be putting a home in danger of being targeted by an intruder. The best practice is to be cautious about what is shared online and keep privacy settings to “friends only.”
One of the most effective ways to keep a home safe while away is to make it appear as if the home is still occupied. If there is not a house sitter, some effort is needed to create an illusion someone is home. Setting light timers can mimic the natural light patterns of a family throughout the evening hours. Asking a friend to pick up mail, flyers, and packages will keep the outside of the home appear maintained. Moreover, having the yard maintained and leaving blinds and drapes in their normal position give the impression that everything is business as usual in the home.
Finally, the technological advances mentioned are among the cutting edge of home security. New security apps available on smartphones allow homeowners to control home lighting, thermostats, and many other automated devices in their home. Homeowners can receive real time alarm system notifications through push alerts or text message and control their alarm through a virtual keypad on a mobile app.
Whether utilizing one or all of these tips, a homeowner will have peace of mind knowing that their home is more secure. For more information, visit http://www.alarmrelay.com, or call (800) 762-9964.
About Alarm Relay, Inc.
Alarm Relay, Inc. is a UL-Listed Central Station based in San Diego, CA. Since 1972 Alarm Relay has been providing clients with security solutions on a nationwide basis. In addition to their UL-Listing, the company CSAA Five Diamond Certified Central Station and a Better Business Bureau accredited organization with an A+ rating. The company employs a team of dedicated professionals and uses state of the art technology to deliver excellent customer service and innovative security solutions.