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Smart Security Protects your Home while You're Away

on Dec 06, 2017

Indoor Video Camera

When you go on vacation, it's extra-relaxing to have a friend or family member keeping an eye on things at home.

This year, though, you could give your regular house sitter a break—and give yourself a new level of peace of mind.

When it comes to protecting, securing, and keeping an eye on your home, new technology can rival even the most diligent house sitter. A smart security system watches your home around the clock, and can take proactive measures to safeguard your property while making it easy to check in anytime.

Here's why an AlarmForce Smart Home System could be the greatest house sitter of all. 

1: It never takes its eyes off your house.

Monitored Smoke Detector

House sitters are great at keeping an eye on things, but they also have to earn paychecks, run errands, sleep and socialize.

A smart security system, meanwhile, can provide round-the-clock awareness. Connected sensors and devices can generate instant smartphone alerts about important activity at your home, letting you know if something is wrong or suspicious.

For example, with 24-7 professional monitoring, a fire or break-in will be quickly reported to our monitoring station, where a security professional can dispatch first responders to your home. It doesn't matter whether you see an alert or not in order for you to be protected in an emergency. 

2: It knows where the water main is.

Flood sensor

If a pipe leaks or bursts, how quickly could you get to the water main and shut it off? Wait… does your house sitter even know where your water main is?

Protection from water damage is another area where technology now outpaces even the most diligent human. With water sensors installed, your system is capable of detecting a leak and automatically alerting you and the AlarmForce central monitoring station.

With the clean-up costs of a water leak potentially running into tens of thousands of dollars, this is one proactive safeguard you definitely want, especially when you travel. 

3: It's always home to accept deliveries.


You're expecting a package while you're gone, but you can't expect your house sitter to put their schedule on hold in order to sit at your house, waiting for the doorbell to ring.

A doorbell camera, along with a smart door lock integrated into your security system, can make things easy. When the delivery person rings the bell, your AlarmForce Access app can alert you. Wherever you happen to be, you can see them, ask them to leave the package inside, unlock your smart lock, and after they’ve placed the delivery inside you can lock up and arm your system.

4: You can check in anytime—no calls necessary.

indoor video surveillance

With time differences and busy schedules, checking in with your house sitter can be inconvenient. You might prefer not to bother them.

With your AlarmForce mobile app though, you can check in whenever you feel that need. Just open the app, select a video camera feed, and take a peek. You can also quickly scan the status of your locks, smart thermostat, system arming status, lights and garage door.

If you prefer to keep check-ins to a minimum, it's easy to set up alerts customized to your preferences. Give your house-sitter a personalized keyless access code, and you can have an alert appear whenever they show up and leave, or if they don't show at all. You can even create video alerts associated with your smart lock to visually verify who's visiting. 

Safe travels! For more information about how a Smart Home Security system is a modern travel essential, click here.