As the weather warms up, your to-do list is likely to expand from inside of your house, to outside. Maybe you want to invest in a new grill, or perhaps it’s time to take the cover off the pool. The longer days mean we’re all trying to spend as much time outside as possible, however, that leaves your house exposed to burglars.
As much as we love the summertime, burglars also love it – but for a very different reason. Many homeowners become complacent in the summer, leaving windows or even garages open. To combat this, we have three must-do security tasks to add to your springtime to-do list, allowing you to head to that family cookout in peace.
You can add a door sensor to any entryway which you feel needs extra security. A wireless contact sensor will send information straight to your phone, wherever you are, alerting you to any activity. As well as intrusion alerts, a door sensor can even let you know if you’ve forgotten to lock up, preventing you from becoming burglary targets due to human error.
Not only is this an excellent burglary protection device, but the flexibility of its instalment means you can have door sensors on any point of entry, including pool gates, sheds or even the drinks fridge for when you’re out of town and have left the kids in charge.
Some of the most valuable equipment in the house is kept in the garage. From lawn mowers and wood chippers to gym equipment and bikes, a garage is the universal go-to storage place for homeowners, so it’s unsurprising that it’s also a target for break-ins.
With thanks to Geo-service technology, you can receive notifications straight to your phone anytime you leave the house without locking up the garage. On receiving the notification, you won’t even need to turn all the way around again, simply use your device to request the door to be closed and locked.
Outdoor security cameras are the key to finding out whether you’re being targeted for a burglary – or if it’s just a racoon. Security cameras have been used for years as a way to uncover unusual activity outside (and inside) of your home – but a smart security camera will go one step further.
With the ability to differentiate between vehicles, people and animals, this smart security camera allows you to customize your notifications to exclude the ordinary comings and goings of your home. With access to your camera from your phone, it’s easy to create the notifications you want whilst also having 24/7 access to your camera view.
Outdoor security systems are a must this spring, leaving it to the last minute could be the difference between your home being broken into or not. With a friendly, professional team on hand to offer installation and assistance, SNAP Integrations offers expertise in smart security and will guide you on the best security systems for your home this summer.