Helping keep your home secure while out of town
Whether you’re away for business or pleasure, travelling should be as smooth and stress-free as possible. You already have enough on your to-do list, so worrying about your home shouldn’t be another thing you need to worry about.
Here are some expert tips for peace of mind to know that your home and belongings are safe:
Invest in a home monitoring system. Today’s home security systems can do more than set off an alarm if there is an intruder. Our TELUS SmartHome Security home security services help protect you regardless of the danger, with intrusion, fire, flood and carbon monoxide monitoring.
Don’t tip off criminals online. Many of us love sharing our travel highlights on social media, but this can alert thieves that no one is home. Take lots of pictures if you like, just wait until after you’re back home to share with your networks.
Keep up with home maintenance. Do you have a gardener who comes weekly, or a snow removal service? Don’t cancel these while you’re away, as anything out of the ordinary can tip people off that your place is empty.
Advertise your security. Burglars are more unlikely to break in to a home they know is being monitored. So, if you have a security system, be sure to take advantage of their window stickers and lawn signs, advertising that your home is protected. The iconic TELUS SmartHome Security yard sign that now dots thousands of yards across the country is a great deterrent. You can also place one of our stickers on your front and back doors, as well as your garage and any side doors.
Be smart with signals and cues. Some people leave all the lights on and the window coverings tightly drawn so no one can see their home is empty. But the best move is to do exactly what you would do if you were home – if your bedroom curtains are always partially closed, keep them that way. With our smart home features, you can remotely turn on and off the lights and even see who is at your door if the bell rings from anywhere in the world with internet access.
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