Home Security Ideas for Summer Safety

May 8th, 2017

 

Put away the alarm clock, open the doors and windows, and spend more time outside. Kids live for summer and the freedom of no school or schedules. As they swap the book bags and textbooks for swimming suits and sunglasses, parents may worry about keeping their children safe and out of trouble.

 

While we can’t eliminate all of your worries when it comes to keeping your kids safe this summer, a smart home security system from ASI can help you keep tabs on those who matter most and keep them from harm. Consider these summer safety tips for your home and yard.

 

Video Camera Surveillance

A smart home security system with video camera surveillance keeps an eye on everything whether you’re home or away, and it works indoors and outdoors.

 

Got young children running around inside and need to get something done around the house? Just grab your smartphone with the Alarm.com app and knock those chores off your list. Check on the kids periodically, but you can rest assured they’re not in danger by placing alert sensors on doors to dangerous areas, such as the laundry room or medicine cabinet.

 

Leaving older kids home alone, and want to keep an eye on who’s entering and leaving your home? Schedules vary during the summer, especially with kids and summer jobs. An alert notification tells you when they arrive home once they disarm the security system with their personal user code. You can also see if they’re alone — or with unexpected friends — by directing a video clip to your phone.

 

Exterior Security Lights

Combined with video camera surveillance, home security lights provide a high degree of safety for your home. By using exterior lighting to illuminate your driveway, walkways, bushes and yard – and monitoring any unexpected activity with video cameras – you’ll be sure to keep any unwanted intruders at bay.

 

Keep your family feeling safe at all hours with a wireless home security system that allows you to remotely control when your lights turn on. Also, Geo-Services offered by Alarm.com allows you to automate all of your security and energy features based on your proximity to home, so you can program the lights to come on, the garage door to open and the front door to unlock just as you pull in the driveway.

 

Outdoor Safety

The warm summer months attract kids to your yard like bees to pollen. Now is the time to inspect your yard and remove any hazards. Is your pool area secure? What about your outdoor grill or fire pit?

 

Just like the medicine cabinet inside, you can place a sensor on your pool gate to alert you whenever it’s opened or closed. The same can be done with a grill or fire pit, if they contain a door, but it’s best to keep a safety perimeter around both.

 

Enjoy the summer, and let ASI worry about your safety with a simple home security system that monitors your entire property and allows you to control it at the touch of a button.

 

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