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Going on Vacation? Use Smart Technology to Secure Your Home
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With today's advanced home security technology, you can protect your home more effectively than ever. Here's how smart technology can keep your home safe from burglaries while you're away.

Activate Motion Detection Lights

Install security cameras with integrated spotlights or floodlights that activate with motion detection. These lights will alert potential intruders that they're being recorded, deterring them from attempting a break-in. Use smart home apps to set specific motion zones and adjust sensitivity so lights only activate when someone is within several feet.

Install Video Doorbells

Brands like Google Nest, Arlo, and Ring provide two-way audio and quick alerts, deterring intruders and allowing you to monitor your front door. Plan for video storage to save important footage.

Install Access Sensors on Vulnerable Points

Place access sensors on windows and back doors to detect unauthorized entry. These sensors send alerts to your phone, allowing you to take immediate action.

Enable Vacation Modes with Smart Lights

Create the illusion that someone is home by controlling lights according to a schedule. Pair with cameras and access sensors for added security.

Install Smart Locks on Doors

Smart locks can auto-lock after inactivity, send reminders if left unlocked, and allow temporary access to trusted individuals.

Subscribe to Professional Monitoring Services

Consider a home monitoring service for comprehensive protection. Services like Arlo's Safe & Secure Pro or SimpliSafe's Fast Protect offer extensive monitoring for around $25-$30 per month.

Lastly, displaying a security yard sign can deter up to 83% of break-ins. Ensure the sign is either genuine or convincingly realistic.

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