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The last thing you want to worry about while you’re on vacation is whether or not your home is protected. Smart technology and devices have many benefits and can make a big difference in the safety of your home. Here are several ways to take advantage of smart technology and protect your home while you’re on vacation. 

Lighting Timers
Many people leave lights on while they’re on vacation to give the appearance that they’re home. However, not only is it suspicious to have the same lights on all day, but it’s also a waste of energy. Smart bulbs and lighting set to a timer are programmed to turn off and on at different times throughout the day. Motion-sensor activated lighting also discourages potential burglars from entering your home. 

Security Cameras
Outdoor security cameras are a great way to protect your home while you’re on vacation. Install motion-sensing cameras to receive notifications whenever anyone approaches your home. Many devices allow for live video and even the ability to communicate remotely with whoever’s at your door.

Smart Locks
With smart locks, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you accidentally left the front door unlocked. Using this technology, lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Smart locks are also used to grant trusted individuals with access to your home at a time of your choosing. 

Smart Thermostats
There’s nothing worse than coming back from a relaxing vacation to a home that’s too hot or too cold.  If you’re only going away for a little while simply turn your thermostat to “Away” mode. However, if you’ll be gone for a week or more, it’s a good idea to turn the thermostat off. Use a smart thermostat to regulate the temperature of your home and come back to a comfortable living space. 

Smart Fire Detection
Smoke alarms work great to inform of potential fire dangers-if you’re actually in the home. Smart smoke detectors provide the same functions as traditional ones with some additional benefits. A smart smoke detector sends an alert to your phone if the alarm is going off in your home so you’re notified from anywhere. This allows you to contact the fire department as soon as possible 

With smart technology, you can make sure your home is safe and secure from burglars and other issues. Our team is highly trained in installing and educating homeowners on smart technology. Contact Smart Offices and Smart Homes today to get set-up with smart technology to protect your home while you’re on vacation.

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