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How To Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel

Have some time off for the holidays? Luck you! We hope you’re enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation and if you’re traveling, we hope you enjoy your trip. With that said, it’s important to make sure your home is safe and sound while you’re away so you don’t spend the whole vacation worrying. See below for a few smart gadgets that’ll keep an eye on your house while you’re not there:

Smart Thermostats

Ever come home to a burst pipe? It’s not fun, by any stretch of the imagination. Even though you’ll be away for an extended period of time, it is important to let the heat kick on every now and then. With a smart thermostat, you can set the desired temperature ranges before you leave so you’ll save money and prevent costly plumbing disasters.

Smart Switches & Shades

Sure, you can leave a light on to make it look like somebody is home even if you’re not, but seasoned thieves are onto this trick. Better yet, you can utilize smart switches to turn lights on and off in different rooms at different times of the day and raise and lower shades or blinds to mimic normal daily activity.

Smart Detectors

You’ve probably heard of a story where a family left for vacation and came home to a pile of ashes - what a shame, right? Well, it’s important to have working smoke and monoxide detectors connected to wifi so you’ll receive a notification right away should anything go wrong. This way, you can ask a friend or neighbor to take immediate action in an attempt to save your house.

We hope these smart devices will make your vacation a bit more enjoyable and worry-free. Have a wonderful trip and a happy and healthy holiday season!