Going Out of Town? Follow These Tips to Keep Your Home Secure!

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Each year, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. As we all know, the summer season marks a time of year when many Americans are taking extended trips out of town to a second property like a lake house or even an international vacation. To help homeowners ensure that their trips are worry free, we’re sharing some simple home security tips to follow when traveling out of town!

When you’re traveling, it’s always advised that you leave on at least one light in your home. By doing this, you can provide the illusion that someone is there. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving lights on 24/7, there are a variety of ways or products that help you set up a schedule or remotely activate your lights. One such system is the ADT Pulse app. By utilizing this application, you can remotely turn your lights on or off at any time of day as long as you have an Internet connection. You can learn more about the ADT Pulse app online.

A properly manicured lawn goes a long way. Not only can it add to the appeal to your home, it can also provide the impression that someone is home and actively taking care of the yard. Forbes recently shared an article that details how exterior lighting and maintained landscaping can be more effective at protecting your home than replacing doors, locks and windows. With proper design, your landscaping can place potential thieves on display as they quickly attempt to break into your home.

While traveling, you can expect to be the recipient of some wonderful mail in the form of coupons, magazines or even bills. Unfortunately, to a thief, these materials can quickly pile up and become a clear sign that no one is home to collect the mail and bring it inside. A solution? The USPS has the ability to hold mail delivery to your home until you return. Also, you could simply ask a trusted neighbor, family member or friend to stop by and quickly pick up your mail for you until your return.

Final Reminder
Our final recommendations are simple and easy. Before you go out of town, make sure you ask a trusted neighbor or friend to check on your home from time to time. The reason a neighbor may be best person for the job is that they can conveniently check on your home without drawing too much attention to individuals outside the neighborhood. Finally, make sure you activate your security system so you always have the experts at ADT monitoring your home 24/7.

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ADT Authorized Dealer Helps Educate Consumers on ADT Pulse

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The ADT Pulse app is a digital application that helps grant homeowners complete control of their homes with smart technology. With the goal of making customers lives easier, ADT developed the app to grant remote access from anywhere as long as you have an active internet connection. By Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can access different aspects of your home to arm or disarm your system, control the thermostat, lock doors, close garage doors and turn on lights, as long as they’re connected to your ADT system.

The Pulse app allows customers the ability to customize their individual systems to receive notifications when different events occur in the home. Say you’re at work and want to know when your kids get home from school. You can set up notifications that alert you to not only their arrival at home but the moment they enter the door. By utilizing the ADT Pulse video package, you can actually access live camera feeds to see the kids walking in the door or playing inside to help provide you with a little peace of mind.

The video camera packages also comes with another helpful feature. In the case of a break-in, the cameras can be programmed to record a 30 second video to help record the intruders. This information may prove beneficial to authorities looking to capture thieves that target neighborhoods like yours. In many cities, police have begun asking neighborhoods for any security footage individual homes may have to help capture individuals.

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