3 Smart Home Security Tips in Time for Back-To-School
How to protect your Suffolk, VA, home and loved ones
A new school year brings both exciting new possibilities and the return of familiar routines. But have you considered how leaving your home empty during the school day impacts your family’s security?
There’s no reason to panic, because there are home security solutions you can implement to better protect your Suffolk, VA, home. Read on to find out more.
GET RID OF HIDDEN SPARE KEYS
Placing a key in an out-of-the-way location for emergencies sounds like a good idea, but it’s a severe security risk. If our guests can find it, it’s likely burglars or other people looking to break into your home can find it as well. A better option, if you insist on analog keys, is to give one to a neighbor or your guests before you leave home.
Better yet, you can install smart locks and other automated security solutions. Smart locks let you give any visitors temporary access codes that only they can use. Your system also can notify you when someone has used the code. Video doorbell and a remote intercom system give you a 24/7 feed of whoever’s outside your door. If someone requests entry, you can see who it is and then let them in once they’ve verified their identity.
SECURE YOUR WINDOWS AND GARAGE
While any doors or first-floor windows are the most like places someone would try to enter your home, they’re not the only ways in. By faking your garage door opener’s code or signal, determined intruders may try to break into your garage. They can also reach second-floor windows if they’re feeling bold.
Smart home technology counteracts criminal activity with a total home alarm system. A networked series of automated sensors and locks gives you complete protection 24 hours a day. Additionally, you can receive real-time updates whenever you wish to check in. Should something happen, your system can notify you and give you the chance to act.
INSTALL A HOME INTERCOM
It’s important to know you can contact anyone in your home in any situations. A damaged phone line or poor cell reception can prevent you from calling home in an emergency. One communication method that doesn’t require a cell connection is a home intercom system.
Home intercoms are useful not only when you’re at home – no need to yell to get let everyone know dinner’s ready – but also when you’re away. You can call the intercom system from your phone provided the home has an internet connection. Anyone at home can also call you from the intercom system.
These are just a few of the home security solutions we offer at WSC Home Audio Video. To learn more, call our office at (757) 493-5000. You can also fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!