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How Can a Home Control System Protect Your Vacation Home?

Boost the Security of Your Outer Banks Vacation Home

How Can a Home Control System Protect Your Vacation Home?

As wonderful as it is to have a home away from home, there’s a lot of stress that comes with owning a vacation property. You’re not there for most of the year, so how do you make sure that your home is protected in case of an intruder, water leak, or fire? 

A smart home control system connects automated technology throughout your home, creating safeguards that give you peace of mind. You have remote access to this system from any smart device, and you will be alerted if there are any immediate concerns.

Read on to learn more about how a home control system can fortify your vacation home in The Outer Banks.


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Reinforce Security

Unoccupied houses are a target for burglars, and areas full of vacation properties have off-season periods that make them especially vulnerable. You can set up your home control system for maximum security, unifying lighting, audio, and surveillance to activate an automated defense process if someone intrudes on your property.

Motion sensors outside of your home can automatically activate exterior lights if there’s an intruder on your property, and other features of the security system can activate depending on which sensors are tripped.

Lights inside the house can create the illusion of occupancy while a prerecorded audio warning informs the intruder that the police have been notified. You’ll get an immediate alert in this instance, and you can check security cameras to get a real-time update of what is happening on your property.


Protect Against Water Leakage and Floods

One of the most common problems with a vacation home is water leakage, DAM-It is a water control system that automatically shuts off leaking valves the instant they start to pose a risk. 

DAM-It helps prevent water damage thanks to an automated water control valve that works with a flood sensor to automatically turn off a water valve if there is a leak. This product is connected to your home control system, and in the event of a flood, your system can turn on the lights, unlock doors, and send you an alert to reach out to someone who can fix this problem before it becomes a costly repair issue.  


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Rapid Response in Case of Emergency

What do you do if there’s a fire in your vacation home? A carbon monoxide leak when you have renters checking in later that day? Your heating malfunctions in the middle of the winter?

Your smart home control system will send you immediate alerts if it detects significant fluctuations in temperature and air quality, and in the case of rapid response emergencies, you can program it to contact the necessary authorities.


A home control system reinforced with DAM-It can shield your Outer Banks vacation home from several potential threats. To learn more about DAM-It water control and other automated technology, reach out to one of our experts at 757-493-5000 or by filling out our online form.


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