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Home Protection: Smart Home Devices to Protect While You’re Away

There’s an abundance of smart home devices to choose from in today’s modern and highly technical world. However, the gadgets many people want are the ones that help to protect their homes when they’re away on vacation or traveling for business. 

If you have finally been able to book that week’s vacation at a casino resort or a mountain retreat, the last thing you want is to be worried about whether your property and possessions are safe while you’re away, instead of having fun. 

Fortunately, there are quite a few smart home devices that can help protect your home while you’re on vacation. The best part is that most of them are really easy to use, so you won’t get frustrated when you are trying to set your house up.

Lighting Timers

While they’re away on vacation, many people leave their lights on to give the appearance that someone is home. However, any smart thief will watch the house and realize those lights never go off. Not only is it suspicious to have your lights on all day long, but it’s also a waste of energy. 

By installing lighting timers that will turn the lights on at a certain time and switch them off as well, you’ll fool potential intruders and save on your energy bill also. 

Security Cameras

Outdoor security cameras are a great way to protect your home while you’re away. You can install motion-sensing cameras or even security cameras that will alert you to who’s at your door even when you’re gone. 

You can also install a smart home security system, which will link directly to a service who will get a call if someone tries to break into your home or is on your property. 

Smart Locks

If you have smart locks installed on your home, then you never have to worry about whether you forgot to lock the front door when you left for vacation or not. With these ones, you can lock or unlock your door from wherever you are. 

It’s also a good way to let trusted individuals into your home to take care of things while you’re gone. 

Smart Fire Detection 

While smoke alarms work great to warn you of a fire if you’re home, they don’t do much to warn you if you’re five hundred miles away on vacation. 

A smart detector on the other hand will send a warning to your phone if smoke or fire is detected. This helps you to contact the fire department as soon as possible, instead of coming home to find your home in ruins. 

Smart Thermostat

If you’ve ever come home from vacation to find your home stiflingly hot or so cold you can see your breath, then you might already have invested in a smart thermostat. If you haven’t, then you might want to. 

Use a smart thermostat to regulate the temperature so that you come home to a nice, comfortable house after a fun week of fun in the sun. After all, no one wants to come home to an oven or an igloo when their vacation is over. 

Why Smart Devices?

Many homeowners wonder if installing these smart devices is really worth the money they’ll spend. The answer is yes, for most. Not only do these devices protect your home and property while you’re away, but they also give you the extreme peace of mind of knowing things are protected while you’re gone. 

These are just a few of the smart home devices that you should think about investing in before you go on your next vacation. The peace of mind is worth any money you’ll spend on the devices themselves, wouldn’t you think? 

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