Home Security Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are here! While it may be the most wonderful time of the year it can also be the busiest which may leave your home’s security at risk. Whether you are traveling for the holidays or are having house guests, learn how you can better protect your home with a smart home security system. 

 

Access For Your House Guests

When you have guests in town, there is a lot to do to prepare. Making sure your guests have access to your home is one of the most important tasks. Hiding spare keys for your holiday guests puts your home’s security at risk. Having a smart lock allows you to assign user codes for your guests letting them come and go as they please. User codes can be assigned with scheduled access so your guest will only have access when you want them to.  

Holiday Fires

Whether you have your fireplace lit, heater on, or oven cooking, things inside your home are heating up during this chilly holiday season. With these heating devices come the risk of fires and carbon monoxide events. Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep you and your family safe. When our smart smoke/carbon monoxide detectors detect a fire or carbon monoxide leak, your system will turn on your smart lights to ensure a safe exit, shut down your HVAC system to prevent ash and fumes from spreading, and alert your monitoring station to call your local 911 dispatcher for you. 

Anybody Home?

If you are traveling for the holidays, you should make it seem like the house is occupied to deter burglars from striking. With smart lighting, you can schedule your indoor lights to turn off and on at the times of your choice in different rooms to make it look like your family is home. You can also automate your outdoor Christmas lights from dusk to dawn to have them shining bright all night long. 

 

With a wide range of smart home devices, security features, professional installation, and 24/7 alarm monitoring, ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm is here to protect your home and family this holiday season. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.