Jul 26, 2016
Increase Your Second Home Security In 3 Simple Steps
Vacation homes are a great place to go to in order to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Whether your home is up in the mountains, by the lake, or by the beach, make sure that you take all the necessary home security precautions to keep it as safe as possible so that it remains in one piece every time you head over:
1. Invest In A Home Security System
Home security systems like Piper allow you to have a live view of what’s going on in your home so it feels like you never really left. In addition to being able to watch and listen live, Piper also allows you to customize your own security modes so that you’re alerted the moment things that trigger your security settings (like motion or sound) are detected. In addition to alerting you of the security breaches, Piper also sends you video clips of the events that you can download for free!
2. Schedule The Lights
A Florida-based sheriff recently revealed that lighting is the #1 thing burglars look for when deciding which homes to target. According to her, “lighting is crucial. If they go past a house in the evening that’s not well-lit, that may be more of a target than a home that is lit very well.” That’s why we recommend pairing your Piper with at least one smart switch or smart LED bulb so that you’re able to turn your lights on and off regardless of where you are, so that you’re home always appears occupied and decreases the risk of break-ins.
3. Recruit Neighbours As Security Guards
Neighbours can either be your best allies or your worst nightmare. Greeting your neighbours when you move into the ‘hood is a great way to make sure you create a free security network that strives to keep an eye on your second home and notify you about any suspicious activity. Sure, neighbours may go rogue and attempt to get into your vacation home, but it’s a good thing you didn’t tell them that you’ve got a security system in there! That blaring siren will be a lovely surprise awaiting any would-be burglar.