The kids are at school, you are at work, and it’s the busiest time of the year. This means that your home may be a target for some Grinch-y activity. With potential scenarios ranging from having a shady aunt loot an heirloom while they’re over for a holiday dinner to narrowly missing a thief swindle a package from your doorstep, it looks like you need to step up your home security.
Safety on Your Own Time
The hectic nature of the holidays is why you need a security system that can alert you when you actually need alerts, not whenever it feels like it. With Control4, for example, you can receive safety push notifications, right on your Apple Watch. Safety alerts wherever you are, on your own schedule—it’s so simple yet makes such a difference.
A Door to Safety
With visions of shopping lists and errands dancing in your head, it can be easy to be unnerved about the little things, too. With ELAN Home Systems, you no longer have to worry about whether or not you locked the front door while you’re browsing the wine section at the liquor store. Using your smartphone, you can easily lock or unlock your door remotely if the kids find themselves locked out of the house. No more keys, no more worrying and especially no more sneaking in through the dog pen. It’s a win for everybody involved.
Pound the Alarm
The days of stressing over package theft, missed deliveries and weather-damaged boxes are gone. Thanks to Danby Parcel Guard, the smart mailbox you can prop on your porch, you can be assured that your Christmas presents are safe. This device is teeming with hi-tech features, including remote access to lock and unlock your mailbox via WiFi, a built-in alarm and a hidden camera. Even more impressive: once your package is placed inside the anti-theft drop slot, you’ll receive a notification that your package is secure.
Out With the Old, In With the New
Who else remembers putting timers on their lamps to make sure it looked like somebody was home all day? Making a deserted house look occupied during the holiday season can be tricky, but luckily, there’s a much smarter way of handling that now.
Some applications, like the Control4’s Mockupancy app, has you—and your safety—covered. It will alternate lights, pull your smart shades up or down and turn your TV on and off, making it look like you are home even when you aren’t.
Back, Back, Back It Up
As previously alluded, it seems like this time of year is rampant with package thieves. Recovering that brand new record player for your cousin Gladys is now possible, thanks to Luma.
Luma recorders secure local storage on hard drives that can hold months of footage. Just hook one to a covert surveillance camera, and fret not about losing that security footage when you need it.
Knock-Knock, Video’s Here
HD video isn’t just for your TV anymore—with a Nest Ring Video Doorbell Elite you can have HD video and two-way talk, meaning that no matter where you are you can check who is knock, knock, knocking on your door.
There are a lot of things to think about when the holidays come around, but the last thing you want to worry about is safety and security. To combat pesky package thieves, put your trust in a Danby Parcel Guard. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the smart tech that comes with this handy mailbox.
Amanda, Your Appliance Expert