Home security matters just as much when you aren’t home as it does when you are. So if your family plans to take a trip for this year’s spring break and you haven’t yet invested in a smart home security system – or if you have made the upgrade to a smart home system, but you aren’t sure how to get the most out of it – then it’s time to consider how such a system can protect your house while you’re away. Let’s address some of the most important ways it can do this.

Remind You to Lock Doors

“Did we remember to lock the garage?” That’s a question you won’t need to ask if you make the most of the alert features on your system. The night before you leave, set an alert on your phone that reminds you to lock up at the right time; that way, you’ll have one less thing to worry about from the road. And if you somehow manage to ignore your alert, you’re still in luck because you can turn on your electronic locks remotely with your smartphone. Electronic locks are an especially great feature of smart home systems for vacationing families.

Help You Check on House Sitters

If someone is staying at the house while you’re away, it’s obviously a person you trust. But what if you have concerns about your pets being fed, walked, or let outside? After all, your house sitter may not be around 24/7. In that case, use your smart home security system to get notified when the person enters the house. If you haven’t received an alert by the time you’re expecting them, you can make the choice to text them a quick request for a pet update. How does your system know when your house sitter is coming and going? It allows you to give them their own code for the keyless entry keypad. It can be activated when you leave for your trip, and deactivated when you return.

Alert You to House Emergencies

Springtime can be notoriously rainy, and even the best-kept home is not immune to the risk of leaks. Likewise, sometimes things just “happen” to plumbing systems – and the worst time for it to happen is when you’re away on vacation. To prevent a minor mishap from becoming a major emergency, flood detection can be programmed into your smart home security system ahead of time. That way, you get a smartphone alert if there’s water on the floor and can call someone to check it out. Remember, you can let them in with a temporary code that you activate when they arrive and deactivate when they leave. There are many ways that remote access to your system is a valuable thing to have when you’re away from home.

To learn about more ways a smart home security system can give your vacationing family peace of mind, contact All Action Alarm. We will be glad to answer your questions.

About All Action Alarm

All Action Alarm is a family owned business that has been protecting Long Island homes and businesses since 1980. Our 5 diamond central monitoring station keeps watch over our customers alarm systems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you choose All Action Alarm you get the personal service you expect from a locally owned security company.

Typically, “making a scene” is not something you want to do – but with your smart home security system, making a scene is exactly what you want to do. With your security app on your mobile phone, you can control a whole network of devices and create smart home scenes with a single command.

How do you do it? Here are three easy steps.

1. Open your smart home security app.

If you’re using your phone, open your smart home security app. If you’re on your desktop computer, you’ll need to log in. Once you’re in, your path is emPower > Scenes. You’ll see four pre-set scenes: Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up).

2. Edit your smart home scenes command.

Now, it’s time to decide what you want each of these Scenes to do; they already have commands built in, but you can add and delete those commands right inside the app. Don’t want your Away scene to change the thermostat? You can remove that command from the scene. Want the Wake Up scene to open the garage door so it’s ready to back out of the driveway? That’s your choice.

3. Customize more scenes.

While the four main scenes are a perfect starting point, you can create even more scenes on your smart home security app. These are customized scenes you create based on your specific lifestyle needs. One of the most popular customized scenes is “Movie,” where you adjust lighting and thermostat for a cozy night at home. Another is “Kids Bedtime,” which can include all the commands needed for parents staying up once the kids are tucked in.

When it comes to your smart home security system, go ahead and make a scene – as many as you want. For questions on household management using the great technology of smart home security, Long Island homeowners should call All Action Alarm. We look forward to speaking with you.

About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call at (631) 549-7225.