The holiday season is just around the corner! You may have plans to visit friends and family, or maybe you’re just taking some time off to get away from the frigid Colorado winters. Don’t spend your time away worrying about your home. You should be relaxing and enjoying fun new experiences. Make the smart home adjustments you need to monitor your investments now, and enjoy peace of mind while you’re on vacation.
When you work with Harmonic Series to upgrade your Colorado home’s technology systems, you are choosing the very best in smart home automation, home theater, security, and more! Contact our specialists now, and we will provide a free home inspection and quote. Let us help you make your home as safe and convenient as possible.
Home Security Cameras
If you’re worried about your home’s safety, one of the easiest steps you can take towards protecting it is to install security cameras on your property. Even the visual presence of external cameras is often enough to deter potential robbers from attempting to enter your home. If you have pets or family members you are leaving at home, internal cameras can be a great way to monitor them and make sure that everything is going smoothly at all times. Thanks to modern technology, you can check your security cameras no matter where in the world you are.
Have Someone Check on Your Home
Get a friend, family member, or trusted neighbor to periodically visit your home to make sure that everything is in order. If they spot anything out of the ordinary, have them contact you to ensure everything is going according to plan. If you have pets, be sure to leave detailed information for them so all of your animal’s needs are met. Give the person checking on your home a key rather than stashing one on your property. Thieves know that people will hide keys, and are adept at finding hiding spots.
Hold Your Mail and Newspapers
A large pile of newspapers or an overstuffed mailbox are a dead giveaway that you aren’t at home. It’s a simple process to place a hold on your delivery services temporarily, and you can have your extra papers and mail delivered once you return home. If you don’t place your hold on time, you can ask the person watching your home to be sure and pick up your deliveries.
Monitor Your Home’s Climate
When you are spending time away from home, it is best to lower your home’s temperature. This will decrease your electricity bill by making your heating system run less. It is ideal to set the temps between five and eight degrees below your normal home temperatures. If you go too low, you run the risk of the pipes in your home freezing. If your pipes freeze, they may burst and that will cause extra plumbing charges and can lead to serious property damage. Another option is to install a smart home thermostat into your house. These thermostats will keep your home climate steady, and can be controlled from your smartphone so you are able to change the temperature on the fly, or monitor any inconsistencies.
Install Smart Lighting
Enabling smart lighting in your home will help to ensure safety while you are away. You can install lights inside your home, and program them to turn on at random intervals to create the illusion of your home being occupied. You can also put lights outside your home. These can be motion activated or programmed to turn on or off at certain times. When you install smart lighting, you’re not only increasing the safety of your home, but you are also making it more energy efficient. Smart lighting can make your house economically friendly and reduce your energy bills by turning the lights off when they are not needed and decreasing their energy output.
When you need smart home systems and security for your home, give Harmonic Series a call! Our Fort Collins-based team is ready to jump into action to keep your house safe and efficient while you are away. Enjoy your vacation this winter, and rest at ease knowing your home is taken care of. Schedule a free consultation today!