Buying a second home can be beneficial. It is even better when your second home is in a place like Old Metairie. However, you do need to secure your second home when you are away.
Locks for windows and doors will be the foundation of security for your second home. With that said, consider doing more than the minimum. This post will cover a few tech solutions to help secure your second home.
A smart alarm system can enhance security at your primary residence or your second home. Unlike older alarm systems, these have intelligent features. They can learn from user activity, and you can program them to respond differently. You can even set them to send phone alerts for different events.
A camera system can be one of a second home’s most effective security measures. Beyond recording incidents as they occur, they are an effective crime deterrent. Many smart alarm systems even support security cameras. The cameras can work with other security devices when integrated with smart alarms. You can also check the cameras or pull up clips from your phone.
Smart locks can be a great feature for securing your second home. Depending on the locks, they can open using a PIN code, biometrics, or wirelessly from a key fob or phone. Users can also unlock them remotely from a phone, tablet, or laptop. You can also give people temporary codes. Smart locks are more secure because you do not have to share keys if someone needs to enter the home. The locks can also keep records of people coming and going at different times.
Most people think of convenience when it comes to smart lights. While convenience is the primary selling point, it can also be an effective security feature. Many smart lighting systems come with a setting for when you are away. When this feature is on, the lights will simulate the lighting patterns of an occupied home. Since burglars often look for signs like lights being on or off all the time, this can make smart lights an effective deterrent.
These are just a few home technologies you can use to secure your second home. What makes them even more effective is that many can integrate under a single platform to work together. That means you can set a specific light to come on when a security sensor activates. You could also use your smart locks with a security device like a doorbell camera.
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