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With the holidays just around the corner, you may be planning on traveling. Traveling during the holidays is always exciting but it does come with a bit of worry as you leave your home empty. Break-ins and theft are fairly common this time of year. What can you do to protect your home? Fortunately, Lorex Technology Inc. has some great options to protect your home and give you peace of mind while you are away.
Leaving your home empty is always a risk.
We had a problem locally with cars being broke into while people were home so I always double-check any entry points when I leave my home to travel.
The last thing you want while enjoying holidays with family and friends is to worry about whether or not your home is safe.
There are things you can to do protect your home and help you have some peace of mind when you are going to be traveling, whether it is during the holiday season when theft rates increase or any other time of the year.
Set up Security Cameras
For the last few years, we’ve worked to make our home a smart home. Having a way to check up on things while we are away was my biggest motivation.
I’ve talked to many families who think security cameras are complicated and out of reach but there are some fantastic options that are easy to install and easy to use.
Lorex Technology has some great options no matter what your needs are. I love their Wire-Free Camera system. It has the option of using the rechargeable batteries or plugging the cameras in so you don’t need to worry about periodically charging the batteries.
The battery can last up to 4 months, depending on recording time. Based on your local laws and regulations you also have the option of recording audio. The camera has 95-foot night vision capabilities so you’ll be sure to capture any movement near your home no matter what time of the day or night it is.
I love that there is no monthly subscription required. Video footage stores locally on the hard drive that comes with the unit.
We’ve used several other security cameras over the years but I was really impressed with the 1080p video quality on the Lorex cameras. You view the feed on your app or view anything from the 1 TB hard drive on your TV over an HDMI cable.
I like to have cameras pointed at the entrances to my home and at our cars, especially considering the problems our neighborhood has had with car break-ins in recent years.
Put lights on a timer
This is such an easy thing to do but it makes a huge difference in keeping your home safe. We have all of our outside lights on a timer. This comes in handy whether we are home or not.
I feel much more secure knowing that my front porch isn’t pitch dark at night. It may not discourage anyone who is committed to getting into my home but it will at least make someone think twice.
Delay Package Delivery
Having packages sitting on your front porch for days on end is a tell-tale sign that no one is home. You could have a neighbor pick up your packages for you but I prefer to catch them before they get there. Use package tracking services to delay delivery or reroute packages to another address while you will be gone.
I try to avoid ordering things before I’ll be traveling but there’s always a few that slip through the cracks.
Let your neighbors know you’ll be gone
It always helps to have a few extra sets of eyes looking out for you. If your neighbors will be home, let them know the dates when you’ll be away so they can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity at your house.
I love having the ability to check the Lorex cameras from the app on my phone while I’m away. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable on your camera, you can always ask your neighbors to follow up and check to be sure everything is okay.
It is always so much fun to travel during the holiday season. Holidays are a great chance to catch up with family and friends. Knowing that your house is secure while you are away can help you focus on more important things this holiday season.
Learn more about Lorex camera systems here.