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Protect your home this holiday season

The holidays are an enjoyable time spent with loved ones and friends. But to truly enjoy the season, it’s important to take steps to secure your home. Whether you’re spending the holidays at home, visiting relatives for a day, or leaving your home for an extended period of time. Criminals are aware that homes are filled with valuable items this time of year—jewelry, televisions, smart phones and computers. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, nearly 400,000 burglaries take place in the U.S. between November and December each year. Taking measures to protect your belongings as the holidays approach will ensure that you and your family’s valuables are kept safe and secure while making your travel plans a breeze.

 

Security systems controlled from your smart phone

 

WiFi cameras have the ability to pan and tilt from your smartphone and tablet. Most smart security systems allow you to tell the camera to turn on and off, detect motion, and/or send alerts at specified times.

 

Give your house that lived-in look even when you’re away

 

Lighting controls from your smartphone give you the ability to turn the lights in your home on and off at various times throughout the day, giving the appearance that someone is home.

 

Secure your doors

 

Never worry about forgetting to lock your door again! You can control the locks on your home from anywhere on your smart phone or tablet. Smart deadbolts are safer than traditional locks because the keys can’t be lost, shared or copied, and there’s a record of the comings and goings of key holders.

 

Keeping your home protected is one of the most important factors in keeping your family safe. During the holidays, your home is at an increased risk. Make sure to secure you and your family with a few of these smart home technology tips.