Spring break is a great opportunity to get out of town, visit somewhere new and spend quality time with family. Unfortunately, it’s also a good opportunity for burglars and thieves to break into homes and steal electronics, jewelry and other expensive and sentimental items.
Does this mean that Atlanta families shouldn’t take spring break trips? Of course not! It just means that you’ll have to take a few extra steps to secure your home before heading out of town. We’ll share some spring break security tips below.
Make It Look Like You’re Home
Don’t make it obvious that you’re out of town. Set lights on a timer, or better yet, hook lights up to your smart home system and turn them on and off remotely. Ask a neighbor to take your mail and newspaper inside, and to put the trash cans out on garbage day. If you’re going to be gone for more than a week, make plans to have your grass cut.
Don’t Broadcast Your Travel Plans
In the age of social media, it’s tempting to post about your exciting spring break plans. But even with your privacy settings turned up, would-be burglars may still be able to see that you’ll be gone. Keep quiet about your trip until after you return.
Make Breaking In More Difficult
Install a deadbolt on your doors and windows, and use motion sensor lights outside of your home.
Monitor Your Home Remotely
A smart home system allows you to check in from wherever you are. Consider installing smart cameras, lights, door locks, temperature controls and more.
Install a Home Security System
By far, the best way to prevent a break-in from occurring while you’re out of town is to install and use a home security system. Not only will this protect your home, but it will also give you peace of mind, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy your long-awaited vacation.
Give KMT Systems a call before you head out on your spring break trip. We can install a home security system, help automate your home and much more. Trusted by more than 6,000 Atlanta-area homes and businesses, our award-winning security company is committed to your safety.
Smart home automation is increasingly popular these days – and for good reason. Home automation carries many benefits, and the individual devices are becoming more affordable, widely available, and easy to use. And it’s easy to customize your system to meet your needs, then add additional devices as you go.
If you’re new to home automation, it’s a good idea to let experienced professionals handle the installation. KMT Systems specializes in smart home automation, offering sales, installation, and guidance to customers who want to automate but aren’t sure of what they need. Give us a call at (770) 507-5828 to get started!
Not sold on smart home automation? Read on for a few of the many benefits of automating your home.
Increased Home Security
Internet surveillance cameras allow you to monitor your home from anywhere, smart locks and remote light controls give you control over your home when you’re not physically there. Being able to turn lights on at random times or check in on interior or exterior from a different location can significantly increase the security of your home.
Lower Energy Usage and Costs
We’ve all done it: turned the air conditioning on full blast, then left the house without remembering to turn it down. But what if you could change the temperature of your home from far away? Not only do smart automation devices give you the power to do just that, but many learn your schedule and habits, and optimize functions to reduce unnecessary energy use. Over time, the money you’ll save on your heating and cooling bills will fully cover the cost of a smart thermostat – and then some!
Make Day-to-Day Life Easier
Smart home devices can do many things. They can help you make a shopping list, check the weather, monitor your to-do list and play music. They can turn on your coffee maker when your alarm goes off. They can lock the door when you forget – and much more. Smart home automation makes your life simpler and easier.
KMT Systems offers a variety of residential and commercial security services, including security systems and alarm monitoring services, to homes and businesses throughout the Atlanta metro area. We can customize a security solution to meet your needs and budget. Get in touch with our Georgia home security experts today!