Summer is finally here and it’s time to get out and enjoy some of what the world has to offer. Still, whenever vacationing for an extended period of time it’s essential to make sure your home remains safe and secure. Don’t let anxiety ruin your vacation. Here are some home safety precautions you can take this summer so you can go to the beach with peace of mind.
Light It Right
Leaving the lights on in your home is a common practice for warding off intruders, but it’s not really effective. Leaving the lights on while you’re away will simply drive up your electric bill. A better idea is purchase a light switcher that will turn your lights on and off automatically according to a programmed schedule. Criminals are more likely to avoid your house if they believe someone is inside flipping the lights. Motion lighting is another option to catch and ward off trespassers without running up your electric bill.
Disconnect Your Appliances
Unplug your television, computer, toaster and other household appliance while you are away. Doing so will not only protect your appliances from power surges, but will also save you money on energy. Many appliances continue using energy even when they’re off. Also turn off your garage door to avoid criminals breaking in with a universal remote.
A security camera system can be a vital addition to home security. Security cameras provide evidence of a crime and deter robberies from ever happening. With a security camera you can also remotely view what is happening in and around your household at any moment. This will give you the peace of mind you really want while you’re on holiday. Another little known benefit of security cameras is that they can bring down your homeowner’s insurance premium by as much as 20 percent.
A motion sensor is another essential part of any home security system. Motion sensors detect movement in an area and report back to your home security system, alerting you of a potential threat to your home. Motion sensors are a great way of knowing if someone is in your home when they shouldn’t be.
Stay Safe with Haramis Electric
Is your home security system ready for your summer vacation? Haramis Electric can help you get the job done. Haramis Electric is an Anne Arundel County-based electrical contracting company. We offer both residential and commercial services for clients throughout Maryland. Haramis Electric provides incomparable service that will give you the electrical work you need without pushing you over your budget. Request a free estimate online or by calling 410-451-0200.