5 Tips To Foil The Cat Burglar This Holiday Season

As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But unfortunately, it’s not without any worries; that’s why you want to learn the ways your security system can help you beat the security-related concerns, and keep them at arm’s length even after the holidays are over. Here are some examples of seasonal threats you can neutralize with your system. 

Package Thieves

Delivery workers are bonafide holiday angels, putting in extra hours to get everyone’s packages delivered on time. And yet, they aren’t the only ones working hard this time of year. Package thieves are “working,” too, by prowling neighborhoods in search of boxes to snatch right off of an unsuspecting homeowner’s porch.

How can your home security system help? If you have a doorbell camera installed, you’ll get an alert to your smartphone as soon as the package arrives. You can use the two-way voice communicator to tell them the best place to leave the package, and even ask them to leave it inside if you have smart locks installed. Your package is now safe!

Vacation Vulnerability

We’ve all seen the classic holiday film Home Alone, where a family leaves for a Christmastime vacation while forgetting a few very important things. Although most families aren’t quite as forgetful as the one in the movie, some homeowners could still leave without locking up the house. This leaves it susceptible to burglars and other criminals.

If you found yourself in this situation, there are a few ways your system could help: First, having smart locks would enable you to lock the house remotely with your phone. Second, having lights that are integrated with your system can keep the house looking occupied throughout your entire trip. Third, the presence of your cameras will deter many burglars from attempting to break in – but if they do, they’ll be in for a loud alarm and the guarantee that they’re about to get caught.

Winter Weather Threats

Seasonal security concerns aren’t all holiday related. Some concern the weather, like the threat of frozen pipes. When they eventually thaw out and burst, they can flood the home with fast-rising water that pools up inches high. It’s disastrous and costly. And if it happens while you’re on vacation? You’ll be coming home to a nightmare.

Here’s what your system can do. With the temperature sensor connected to the system, you’ll get send an alert to your phone if the temperature drops below a certain threshold. In fact, it can even be configured to trigger your water shutoff valve. This is a practical way to protect your home from winter weather threats.

For more information on beating seasonal dilemmas of home security, New Jersey homeowners can contact GuardMe Security. We will be glad to answer your questions.

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Craig Metzger
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